Liverpool and Everton have both announced their official lineups for today’s Merseyside Derby. A Liverpool win today would propel them back into the top four, even if only momentarily.
Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ozan Kabak, Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson, Georginio Winjnaldum, Curtis Jones, Thiago Alcantara, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino.
With today’s start, Roberto Firmino will make his 200th Premier League appearance for Liverpool.
Adrian, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kostas Tsimikas, Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi, Ben Davies, Nat Phillips, Neco Williams.
Will Naby Keita feature for the Reds today after a long spell on the sidelines due to injury?
Now, lets look at the starting lineup for the opposition.
Jordan Pickford, Seamus Coleman, Ben Godfrey, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Lucas Digne, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Andre Gomes, Tom Davies, James Rodriguez, Richarlison.
Robin Olsen, Niels Nkounkou, Allan, Tyler Onyango, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Alex Iwobi, Bernard, Joshua King, Dominic Calvert-Lewin round out the Everton squad.
Liverpool & Everton Injuries
Frequent starting Everton centre-half, Yerry Mina, is out for today’s derby after sustaining an injury on Wednesday night. After a midweek press-conference, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti was confident that Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be able to start.
However, that was not the case. Liverpool supporters should expect him to make an appearance at some point in today’s match.
The Reds have their fair share of injuries as well. Missing today’s match are; Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Diogo Jota, Fabinho, James Milner, and Caoimhin Kelleher.
The Anfield faithful had a midweek scare after Alisson Becker did not feature in training photos released by the club. This prompted many rumours that Spanish keeper Adrian was set to start in place of Alisson.
Thankfully, that turned out to be false as Alisson is starting today. Liverpool v Everton kicks off in less than 30 minutes, make sure you are following LFC Transfer Room on Twitter for all updates.