Liverpool are looking to take one step closer to clinching their first ever Premier League title as they prepare to face off against bitter rivals Everton.
If the Reds can get a win at Goodison Park, they will be crowned champions at Anfield providing they beat Crystal Palace next week.
The runaway leaders have been waiting patiently for their chance to return to action and now it’s finally upon them. The Blues, who sat in 12th place in the table going into the weekend, will host their bitter rivals in hopes to delay their road to glory. However, Everton have struggled with injuries during the Premier League hiatus and are looking thin in the middle of the park.
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Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to capitalise on the Toffees’ weak midfield, particularly after Liverpool announced no players would be ruled out ahead of the derby.
Transfer Tavern have put together a predicted starting lineup, which sees a ‘business as usual’ approach to the team including three changes from their most recent Premier League game against Bournemouth.
After recovering from a hip injury, Alisson will undoubtedly return between the sticks after seeing Adrian fill in for him before the league came to a halt. The Reds will need him in fine form as Everton will try to test him by catching him off guard through Dominic Calvert-Lewin-and Richarlison.
The back-line should revert to its usual look, meaning that Andy Robertson returns to the XI in place of James Milner who had deputised against the Cherries. Trent Alexander-Arnold will continue to challenge the Scot as the full-backs battle for the most assists.
Liverpool fans will be eager to see their usual front three back in action, which will be a no-brainer decision for Klopp. However, it’s the midfield which will be more of a head scratcher. Arguably the area with the most depth, it’ll be a tough decision to decide how to set up against the Blues.
A typical three consisting of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum will likely be the choice, meaning no place for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who had started against Bournemouth.
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