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Liverpool welcome Everton to Anfield on Saturday for the first Merseyside derby of the season. The two biggest clubs in English football will go head to head for the 294th time and Everton will be hoping that they can improve on their recent performances against their old rivals. Liverpool have started the season impressively, though, which makes this a daunting task for Sean Dyche’s men. The match will kick off at 12:30 UK time and will be shown live on TNT Sports.
Liverpool predicted lineup vs Everton
- 1 Liverpool predicted lineup vs Everton
- 2 Liverpool predicted lineup vs Everton – Our top three
- 3 Liverpool predicted lineup vs Everton – The Final Word
Liverpool vs Everton Premier League team news
The biggest news to come out of the Liverpool camp this week is the news that Andy Robertson is going to need surgery on his shoulder after he injured it during Scotland’s Euro 2024 qualifier with Spain. The full-back is expected to be out for three months which presents Liverpool with a major problem considering their lack of options in the position.
Kostas Tsimikas will be expected to step up to replace Robertson, however, there are reservations about whether the Greek international’s ability. Alternatively, Klopp may consider a change of system which could see Joe Gomez come in for Robertson to form a flat-back three, much like how Manchester City have played in recent times.
Aside from the Robertson blow, Klopp could also be without his outfield South American stars, at least from the start. Alexis Mac Allister, Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez were all playing football halfway across the world on Wednesday and as a result, they may only be ready to start on the bench.
Liverpool predicted lineup
Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas – Gravenberch, Endo, Szoboszlai – Salah, Nunez, Jota
Liverpool predicted lineup vs Everton – Our top three
Mo Salah – The man for the big occasion
With Mo Salah in their team, Liverpool will always believe they have a great chance of getting a positive result and that will be no different on Saturday. Salah has started the season well and has scored five goals and provided four assists in the opening eight games of the Premier League season and will be confident of adding to those numbers on Saturday.
His record against Everton is impressive, and Jordan Pickford won’t be looking forward to facing him. The Egyptian has scored five goals in nine appearances against the Toffees which means he averages more than one goal every other game in Merseyside derbies.
Alisson – The king of the goalkeepers
For many people, Alisson is the number one goalkeeper in the world and it’s easy to see why. He has everything you would want from a modern goalkeeper from excellent distribution to impressive one-on-one saving stats. The Brazilian seems to come up with big saves on a consistent basis and Everton will need to come up with something special to beat him on Saturday.
Dominik Szoboszlai – The creative force
From a goals and assists point of view, Dominik Szoboszlai hasn’t exactly imposed himself on the Premier League with just one goal and no assists. However, what he has brought to this Liverpool team is some technical quality in midfield and accurate, forward passes.
Will Darwin Nunez play against Everton?
Darwin Nunez had a very enjoyable international break with Uruguay and on Wednesday, he helped his national team to their first victory over Brazil in more than 20 years. Nunez has looked sharper this season and will be keen to start on Saturday, however, due to the long trip back from South America he could be forced to start on the bench.
Liverpool predicted lineup vs Everton – The Final Word
Although Jurgen Klopp has a few significant selection dilemmas on his plate, he should still have enough at his disposal to see off Everton. The Toffees are a poor team away from home and their recent record against Liverpool leaves a lot to be desired. We are expecting a comfortable Liverpool victory with Salah getting on the scoresheet.
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