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The Merseyside derby is one of the most fierce and anticipated fixtures in the Premier League calendar.
On Saturday lunch time the in-form Toffees travel to Anfield. It’s never been a happy hunting ground for Everton and Jurgen Klopp is aiming to become the first Liverpool manager to win his first three Merseyside derbies.
Both sides are in the race for the prestigious top four, adding an extra significance to the result. Here is everything you need to know ahead of the clash.
When is the match and where can I watch it?
Ronald Koeman takes his side to Anfield for a lunch-time 12.30 kick-off. You can catch the action live on Sky Sports 1.
Jurgen Klopp has slammed England’s schedule after Adam Lallana sustained a thigh problem playing on international duty.
The German also confirmed on Friday that Daniel Sturridge remains on the sidelines alongside Jordan Henderson.
Liverpool host their local rivals having lost just one of the past 20 Premier League matches against the Toffees. Anfield is a derby fortress for Liverpool. Everton’s last victory over the Reds was in October 2010, but this was at Goodison Park.
Everton are on fire in 2017. Koeman’s men have suffered just one loss in their previous 12 Premier League matches (W8, D3). They’ve also been solid at the back, keeping four clean sheets in the last five games.
Sadio Mane struck a stoppage-time goal to claim victory for Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.
In a frenetic first half at Goodison Park, dominated by an industrious home side, Ramires Funes Mori had the best chance, steering a free header wide from an Everton corner.
After the break Liverpool were in the ascendancy, with Roberto Firmino denied when through on goal by Maarten Stekelenburg, who later went off injured.
Funes Mori had another headed chance but directed it straight at Simon Mignolet, while Stekelenburg’s replacement, Joel Robles, saved well from Firmino’s volley.
The winner came in the fourth minute of added time when Mane reacted fastest to Daniel Sturridge’s shot hitting a post.
The result moves Liverpool to second, six points behind Chelsea. Everton are ninth.