Liverpool will be desperate to make a statement when Everton visit Anfield for Saturday’s Premier League clash.
Unbeaten in their last 23 Merseyside derbies, they are 4/9 (1.44) favourites with bet365 to give themselves another lift with a much-needed victory here.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men are just three points adrift of their neighbours with a game in hand and can be backed at 11/2 (6.50) to pull level by coming out on top at this ground for the first time since 1999.
Five of the last seven league meetings between this pair have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 10/3 (4.33) on them cancelling each other out once again in this one.
Naby Keita, Fabinho and James Milner all face a race against time to recover from injury for this game, while Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, and Diogo Jota are all ruled out.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be hoping to return after the hamstring injury he sustained in the FA Cup win over Tottenham was not as severe as first though, although Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Yerry Mina are definitely sidelined.
October’s reverse encounter at Goodison Park is one that will live in infamy in this corner of Merseyside, having seen Van Dijk ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a wild challenge from Jordan Pickford.
With Gomez and Matip also subsequently falling victim to long-term injury, Jurgen Klopp’s team has struggled all campaign to find a settled backline – conceding the same number of goals as 17th-placed Burnley and coming into this clash without a clean sheet in six league fixtures.
On target in all but one of their 12 away games this season and having found a way past a miserly Manchester City defence in Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat, the Toffees should cause plenty of problems for the hosts’ latest makeshift backline.
Considering Liverpool have scored 17 times in their previous seven home games against Everton and looked lively against Leipzig on Tuesday, odds of 3/4(1.75) seem a solid bet on both sides getting on target in another exciting derby clash.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com