Everton v Liverpool : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 16-10-2020 8:33 am (4 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 16-10-2020 08:33 AM (4 months ago)

Date :Saturday 17th October,2020
Time: 12:30pm
Stadium Goodison Park
Referee Michael Oliver (England)

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Calvert-Lewin is the goalscoring pace-setter at the moment, though; he is the top scorer in Europe's top five leagues with nine in six outings across all competitions - including two hat-tricks - and this weekend he could become the first player since Tommy Lawton in 1938-39 to score in each of Everton's first five league games of a season.
The striker continued his scoring form on his international debut for England during the break, while the time away from club football has also enabled a number of Everton players to return to fitness.

Andre Gomes, Allan and Seamus Coleman all missed Everton's win over Brighton & Hove Albion before the break but are expected to return to the side for the derby.

There was a setback in the form of Yerry Mina, though, with the towering centre-back picking up a thigh injury which will need to be assessed ahead of kickoff during his time away with Colombia.

Any absence for Mina would add to Everton's defensive concerns at the back, with Mason Holgate, Jarrad Branthwaite and Jonjoe Kenny among those sidelined for Ancelotti.

However, the deadline day arrival of Ben Godfrey has helped to ease that somewhat, and the former Norwich City man could be thrown straight into the starting lineup for his debut in this one.

Ancelotti is sweating over the fitness of Lucas Digne after he picked up a knee injury in France's win over Croatia on Wednesday, while Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Cenk Tosun remain long-term absentees.

Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Godfrey, Digne; Gomes, Allan, Doucoure; Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
Everton Premier League form: WWWW
Everton form (all competitions): WWWWWW

Liverpool will be boosted by the returns of Thiago Alcantara and Sadio Mane for this match, with the star duo now back in training after recovering from coronavirus.

Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita are also available after their initial diagnoses proved to be false positives.

Joel Matip should be back in contention too, while Kostas Tsimikas has been using the international break to recover from a thigh problem.

Liverpool are not quite at full strength, though, and one of their absentees is a significant one with Alisson Becker still sidelined by the shoulder injury which ruled him out of the last two games before the break.

Adrian is once again expected to deputise despite his mistake for the opener against Villa and speculation that Liverpool could either bring in a new back-up keeper or promote Caoimhin Kelleher to second choice.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is Liverpool's only other confirmed absentee as he continues to recover from a knee problem.

Mohamed Salah will be looking to become the 17th different player to reach a century of goals for Liverpool, and the third-fastest behind Roger Hunt and Jack Parkinson, having raced to his 99 goals in just 158 games so far
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Liverpool Premier League form: WWWL
Liverpool form (all competitions): WWWWLL

Head To Head
The 10 years since Everton last won the Merseyside derby have seen 19 Premier League meetings and 22 across all competitions - Liverpool's joint-longest unbeaten run against any opponent in their history.

It has not all been Liverpool dominance in that time, though, with 11 of those 19 Premier League games ending as draws - including seven of the last eight at Goodison Park.

The last three of those Goodison Park showdowns have finished goalless, and another stalemate this weekend would set an unwanted record for the first specific fixture in English top-flight history to end 0-0 in four consecutive matches.

You have to go back to December 2016 for the last Merseyside derby goal at Goodison, and even that was a stoppage-time winner when Mane dramatically rescued the points for the Reds.

Prediction: Everton 1-1 Liverpool

Posted: at 16-10-2020 08:33 AM (4 months ago) | Hero