Liverpool will clash heads with Everton at Anfield in what is expected to be a one-sided Merseyside derby on Wednesday night. The Reds will come into this encounter on the back of a hard-fought 2-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend. The European champions are currently sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table while the Blues of Merseyside are languishing in the 17th place following their 2-1 loss versus Leicester City on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp will stick with his favoured 4-3-3 formation and might be inclined to make two changes to his side for this clash against the Toffees in midweek.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Everton
Adrian will start in goal for the suspended Alisson Becker after the Brazilian keeper received a red card for an intentional hand-ball versus the Seagulls on Saturday. The centre-half duo of Dejan Lovren and Virgil Van Dijk have been in good form for the Reds of late, so they would try their best to secure a rare clean sheet at home in midweek. However, the dominant pair might find it tricky to cope with Richarlison’s threat on the counter.
Andrew Robertson will retain his place at left-back as he focusses on putting in another tireless shift across the pitch. Trent Alexander-Arnold should get the nod to start in the right-back position. The young Englishman will look to whip in some accurate crosses from the right flank.
Joe Gomez will have to settle for a spot on the bench and might get a chance to feature in the Merseyside derby if Klopp requires his services.
Liverpool might choose to go with a hard-working and experienced midfield three of Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson and James Milner for this clash against the Toffees at Anfield. All three midfielders will try to dictate the tempo of the game and establish their dominance so that they can pin back the Everton players inside their own half.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might be handed a rest on the bench and will be joined by Adam Lallana and Naby Keita as they will both be eagerly waiting for their chance to shine for Klopp’s first-team.
Roberto Firmino will lead the charge down the middle while Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah operate as the wingers out on the flanks. The fabulous Liverpool front three has not scored in their past two starts across all competitions. Hence, they will be desperate to put an end to that record by finding the back of the net against Marco Silva’s men in midweek.