Saturday Premier League – Liverpool vs Everton Preview

April 01, 2017 12:30pm

Anfield Stadium

Recent Form (League):

Liverpool: DWWLW

Everton: WWLWD

In the latest edition of the Merseyside derby, Liverpool will look to extend their unbeaten run against Everton to 14 games when the teams clash at Anfield on Saturday.

The Reds have already beaten their arch rivals away from home this season and will be hoping to keep their top four hopes alive by completing the season double over the Blues.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are ranked fourth in the league but have played more games than their direct rivals. They come into this on the back of a three-game winning streak at home that included wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. Last time out, they played out a 1-1 draw away to Manchester City.

The Reds have not lost at home to their city foes since 1999, a record that makes grim reading for the visitors. What’s more, they have lost just once at home in the Premier League in the last 13 months.

Adam Lallana will miss this clash after picking up a thigh injury on England duty. He will join Jordan Henderson (foot), Daniel Sturridge (ankle sprain), Oviemuno Ejaria (ankle), Marko Grujic (hamstring) and Danny Ings (meniscus) in the treatment room.

Meanwhile, opponents Everton are still in the hunt for European places themselves. The Toffees are currently ranked seventh in the table and can close the gap on Liverpool to just three points with a win. However, all the odds are stacked against them.

As well as having a dreadful record against the team from across Stanley Park, Ronald Koeman’s men have not been great away from home in the Premier League this season. They have won just two of their last 12 away matches and have their superb home form to thank for their current league position.

The team in Blue have beaten Liverpool just once in the Premier League in the last 11 years and have not won at Anfield in any competition in the current milennium.

Their chances will be hindered by the absence of Morgan Schneiderlin (knock), James McCarthy (hamstring strain), Yannick Bolasie (knee) and Muhamed Besic (knee ligament), who are all out of action through injury.


The stats do not look good for Everton but with Romelu Lukaku in great form, they will fancy their chances of at least marking the score board at Anfield.

Liverpool will have to cope without Adam Lallana which could mean a change of formation and the possible inclusion of Divock Origi. However, they should still have enough attacking quality to outscore the visitors.

You can back the Home Win and Both Teams to Score at 12/5 with Betfair.

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