What a fixture for the champions-elect Liverpool to come back to! A short trip across the city to their arch-rivals Everton awaits on Sunday evening (kick off 7pm).
Liverpool are tantalisingly close to a first league title in 30 years. They may not be able to lift the trophy at Goodison Park but they can edge ever closer to success with a win this weekend.
Everton’s form has improved under Carlo Ancelotti and they will be primed to try and delay Liverpool’s title charge a little longer. However, Jurgen Klopp will want to get the job done as soon as possible and there is no better time to start then Sunday.
Everton v Liverpool Predictions
What else is there to say about Liverpool’s incredible form. They are 22 points clear with nine games to go and have won 27 out of their 29 games, with just one defeat. They have been simply amazing to watch with no weak links.
For a club of Everton’s stature, they have endured another disappointing campaign. The hope for Ancelotti is to guide the Toffees to a top-half finish but next season more will be demanded.
Now, Everton have an almighty task to stop the Liverpool juggernaut. All we can see is another Reds victory, although Everton will make them undoubtedly work hard for it.
We think an away win is the way to go here with Klopp’s men potentially days away for that elusive Premier League title.
Everton v Liverpool Betting Tips
- Correct score – 0:2 – 8/1
- First goalscorer – Mohamed Salah – 7/2
- Liverpool win and under 2.5 goals – 33/10
Everton v Liverpool Head to Head
- Everton haven’t lost any of their last six matches at home.
- Liverpool have won 26 of the 58 meetings since 1993, with Everton winning nine.
- Everton haven’t beaten Liverpool in the Premier League since October 2010.
Everton Team News
The Toffees have received a boost this week with the news that Andre Gomes is likely to be fit for the Liverpool clash after missing a friendly last week with a knock.
However, Yerry Mina and Fabian Delph are likely to miss out through injury, although it is hoped that they will be back relatively soon. Theo Walcott is out for three weeks after abdominal surgery last week.
Possible team: Jordan Pickford, Djibril Sidibe, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate, Lucas Digne, Bernard, Andre Gomes, Tom Davies, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Liverpool Team News
There is a fitness doubt surrounding Salah’s participation in the game, as he missed the friendly with Blackburn Rovers as a precaution. However, Klopp insists that no one is ruled out as he has a fully fit squad to choose from.
Should Salah not be involved, Divock Origi is likely to come in for the Egyptian.
Possible team: Allison Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Andy Robertson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino.