Everton predicted lineup vs Liverpool: Jordan Pickford the key for the Toffees

Everton travel to Anfield on Saturday looking for just their second win against Liverpool in 13 years. The Toffees have struggled relentlessly against their local rivals in recent times and their fans will be desperate for something to shout about after years of suffering at the hands of the Reds. Liverpool’s predicted lineup means that Everton may have a chance here with Jurgen Klopp potentially without several key players.

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Everton predicted lineup vs Liverpool

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Everton boss Sean Dyche will probably feel that the international break came at just the wrong time for his players on the back of their impressive 3-0 win against Bournemouth. Despite the two-week lay off, Dyche will still surely be tempted to go with the exact same eleven as he looks to build some momentum and consistency within his squad.

The only real consideration for the ex-Burnley boss relates to his midfield options. Idrissa Gueue was due to start the match against Bournemouth but was ruled out during the warm up. James Garner stepped in and put in a superb display and he doesn’t deserve to be dropped even with Gueye available once again.

In terms of players who are still unavailable, Seamus Coleman, Dele Alli and Andre Gomes are all still nursing injuries but Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who is often on the treatment table, is fit and ready to play from the start in what is always a huge boost for Everton.

Everton predicted lineup

Pickford –  Young, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko – Harrison, Onana, Garner, Doucoure, McNeil – Calvert-Lewin

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Everton predicted lineup vs Liverpool – Our top three

Jordan Pickford – A hated man

Jordan Pickford has been public enemy number one at Anfield ever since he was responsible for ending Virgil van Dijk’s season back in October 2020. Many Liverpool fans felt van Dijk’s injury was the end of their title defence and they haven’t forgiven the England goalkeeper for his role in the injury.

Pickford seems to relish the role of the pantomime villain and has made some excellent saves against Liverpool in recent years. Last season, he made a string of impressive stops to secure Everton a point at Goodison Park while at Anfield he kept the scoreline respectable.

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Abdoulaye Doucouré – Goals from midfield

Abdoulaye Doucoure has proven himself to be more than a handy player for Everton in recent seasons and his performance at the Amex Stadium at the back end of last season effectively kept the Toffees in the division. This season he has already scored three goals in eight games from midfield and will be someone Liverpool will be keeping a close eye on on Saturday.

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin – A target to hit

The difference in Everton’s performances when Dominic Calvert-Lewin plays and when he doesn’t are like chalk and cheese. Their win percentage is higher with him in the team and it’s easy to see why. Not only does he offer them a goal threat but he provides them with an outball when pressure is mounting. Liverpool will have plenty of the ball on Saturday so he has a crucial role to play in terms of alleviating that pressure.

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Will Jack Harrison play against Liverpool?

Jack Harrison played his first Premier League match for Everton before the international break in the win against Bournemouth and he got himself a goal to mark the occasion. Harrison has fully recovered from the injury that kept him out of the first two months of the season and is expected to start against Liverpool.

Everton predicted lineup vs Liverpool – The final word

Although Everton fans will have been buoyed by their 3-0 win over Bournemouth, we fear they will come crashing back down to earth on Saturday afternoon. Their record at Anfield is dire and Liverpool will have too much firepower for them on the day. We are going for Liverpool 4-0 Everton.

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