Liverpool vs Everton
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Liverpool vs Everton Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last three matches produced a grand total of one goal.
- The last nine wins in a row went to the reigning European champions.
- It’s been nine years since Everton have won against this opponent.
- At Anfield, it’s been 20 years since the hosts have lost a game.
- Three of the former four matches at this venue had goals from both teams.
Manchester United vs TottenhamTeam News
Alisson’s red card against Brighton means that Adrian will come back into the starting lineup for this match, but the back four in front of him is likely to remain unchanged.
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s pair of assists for Van Dijk on Saturday mean that they are now the highest-assisting and highest-scoring defenders in the league since the start of last season, while Dejan Lovren is again expected to be preferred to Joe Gomez in the continued absence of Joel Matip.
Jordan Henderson was deployed in the Fabinho role to cover for the injured Brazilian at the weekend, but there could be some rotation in midfield as Klopp looks to keep his squad fresh.
Adam Lallana, Georginio Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have all played in the deeper midfield spot this year and are contenders to do so again, while fit-again duo Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri offer further options in that area of the field.
Liverpool’s busy upcoming schedule means that such rotation is likely to become more frequent in the coming weeks, although Klopp is unlikely to tamper with his first-choice front three for this match.
Everton, meanwhile, will be hopeful of welcoming Theo Walcott and Fabian Delph back into the squad for this one, with both set to undergo late fitness tests.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Andre Gomes and Cuco Martina are all longer-term absentees, though, while Seamus Coleman is also sidelined.
Silva experimented with a 3-4-3 formation against Leicester and could stick with that given the improved performance and the extra cover it would provide against Liverpool’s attacking full-backs.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Holgate, Mina, Keane; Sidibe, Davies, Sigurdsson, Digne; Walcott, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison