The 226th Merseyside Derby at Anfield was completely one-sided. Liverpool stretched a 17-year unbeaten record at home against Everton and demolished their rivals 4-0 on the night. Now the attention turns to Goodison Park, with Liverpool's 3-0 win against Middlesbrough putting Jurgen Klopp's side back to winning ways and Everton recorded an impressive 2-1 win over Arsenal. Both coming into the game following mid-week wins, the derby comes at a time of importance for both clubs. With Liverpool sitting in 2nd place in the Premier League table, a win would bring a much needed confidence boost as they aim to chase down top of the table Chelsea.

Everton will need a win to catalyse what has thus far been a disappointing season for the club, sitting 8th in the league with only 6 wins out of 16, Koeman will be hoping a win will spark a run of form to surge them up the table.


Wednesday's win against Middlesbrough saw under performing Karius dropped for Mignolet, with the Belgian keeping a clean sheet. Klopp confirmed that Mignolet will keep his place for the Merseyside derby.

"I don't want to change each week, that was not the plan, Simon had a really good game against Middlesbrough so he will be in goal for sure. We only made the change because Simon is in brilliant shape."

Coutinho is still out with the ankle injury sustained against Sunderland and there is yet to be word on whether Matip will start the game following his mid-week absence.

Can is in contention to be involved on Monday. Sturridge also might be involved Klopp confirmed having not been in the side for the past couple of weeks.

"It's still a maybe. I can't say anything different. He's closer to team training, maybe we can involve him today. If he can't be at 100%, having Daniel Sturridge for 20 minutes will be fantastic.

If he's available, he'll be involved."

The Liverpool line-up is expected to remain unchanged for the derby, with only one or two changes to the bench.


Koeman will be without veteran Phil Jagielka through suspension, the defender pulled down Lucas Perez in the 93rd minute and was issued a second yellow card. Meaning that a return for Funes Mori is on the cards for the derby.

£25 million summer signing Yannick Bolasie requires a second operation on a season ending knee injury sustained during the 1-1 draw against Manchester United, which Koeman confirmed.

"Now he has to wait for nine to ten weeks before surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament".

Excluding Jagielka and Bolasie, Everton are expected to be full strength to take on their Merseyside rivals. With Funes Mori to fill in Jagielka's absence the only expected change from the side that beat Arsenal 2-1 mid-week. Koeman will be hoping to not repeat the 4-0 defeat suffered under Roberto Martinez last time the sides met. With Everton looking to beat Liverpool for the first time since 2010.