The upcoming clash between the two Merseyside rivals at Goodison Park on Saturday will be staged behind closed doors but that is unlikely to dampen the excitement levels among the supporters.
Everton will head into the contest top of the table and three points clear of Jurgen Klopp’s side, having won all of their four opening fixtures in the Premier League so far.
Meanwhile, reigning champions Liverpool will be hoping to get their title defence back on track after an ignominious 7-2 hammering against Aston Villa before the international break.
Liverpool have not lost a derby against Everton since October 2010 but Klopp warned: “Of course from my point of view long may it [Liverpool’s unbeaten run vs Everton] continue, but we never really thought about it before we played them.
Everton XI to face Liverpool
(4-3-3): J. Pickford, S. Coleman, Y. Mina, M. Keane, L. Digne, A. Doucouré, Allan, A. Gomes, J. Rodríguez, D. Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
Fabian Delph, Gylfi Sigurðsson, Alex Iwobi, Bernard, Ben Godfrey, Tom Davies, Robin Olsen
Liverpool XI to face Everton
(4-3-3): S. Mané, R. Firmino, M. Salah, T. Alcântara, Fabinho, J. Henderson, A. Robertson, V. van Dijk, J., Matip, T. Alexander-Arnold, Adrián
Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Joe Gomez, Curtis Jones, Takumi Minamino, Diogo Jota, Caoimhin Kelleher
Kick off time is 12:30pm.
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