Confirmed lineups: Everton vs Liverpool

By on October 17, 2020 - 29 views

Everton will be looking to maintain their 100% winning start to the 2020-21 Premier League season when they host Liverpool in the Merseyside derby at midday.

The Toffees have won four from four and welcome the defending champions to Goodison Park after they were hammered 2-7 at Aston Villa before the break.

Liverpool are undefeated in 23 matches in all competitions against their local neighbours.

The two lineups for today’s game are confirmed as:

Everton

Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Lucas Digne; Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan, Andre Gomes; James Rodriguez, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison

Substitutes: Robin Olsen, Ben Godfrey, Fabian Delph, Tom Davies, Bernard, Alex Iwobi, Gylfi Sigurdsson

Carlo Ancelotti sticks with his 4-3-3 formation and makes two changes to the starting XI that were 4-2 winners at home to Brighton & Hove Albion directly before the break. Allan and Andre Gomes return in central midfield with Tom Davies and Gylfi Sigurdsson dropping to the bench.

Deadline day signings Ben Godfrey and Robin Olsen are named among the substitutes among a number of attacking midfielders.

James Rodriguez has been one of the stars in the opening weeks of the new season and will be looking to get the better of a Liverpool defence that has conceded 11 goals in their first four matches.

Liverpool

Adrian; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane

Substitutes: Caoimhín Kelleher, Joe Gomez, James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Curtis Jones, Takumi Minamino, Diogo Jota

Jurgen Klopp matches up to his counterpart with his usual 4-3-3 formation and has to go with Adrian in goal again as Alisson remains injured. The Spanish goalkeeper will have Joel Matip partnering Virgil van Dijk in front of him.

Thiago Alcantara makes his first Premier League start since his move from Bayern Munich.

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