Liverpool vs Everton: Match Preview
Liverpool will face Everton in the 228th Merseyside Derby at Anfield in an early Premier League Kick-off. 4th placed Liverpool already defeated 7th placed Everton in the reverse fixture at Goodison Park by 0-1 in the 1st half of the season.
There’s just a gap of 6 points between these two teams. As both the teams are aiming for a finish in the Champions League Spot, it’s a vital clash for both the teams.
In the last matchweek of Premier League, Liverpool hold Manchester City by 1-1 at Etihad Stadium while Everton thrashed Hull City by 4-0 at Goodison Park. As always, the international break has had a major impact on the heath of both squads, with several players racing to be ready for matchweek 30. Here’s everything you need to know about this match.
Liverpool’s Adam Lallana is out with a thigh injury which he has sustained while on international duty with England earlier this week. Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge both are not fit enough to take part in this game. Brazilian Duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino are in contention to start.
Everton’s Seamus Coleman suffered a horrific injury as his leg was broken and would be out for the rest of the season. Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori is also out for the rest of the season due a knee injury. Morgan Schneiderlin is suffering from a calf problem and is also unavailable.
Head to Head
If Liverpool avoid defeat they will equal their best run of 13 league games without losing to Everton, which was set back in 1978.
The Reds have lost just one of the previous 20 Merseyside derbies in the Premier League (W10, D9).
Everton’s last victory over Liverpool was in October 2010 – Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta scoring in a 2-0 league win at Goodison Park.
There have been a league-high 21 red cards in this fixture in the Premier League, with seven of the last eight was shown to an Everton player.
- Jurgen Klopp could become the first Liverpool manager to win his first three league Merseyside derbies against Everton.
- After winning just one league game in January and February, Liverpool have been undefeated in March (W2, D1).
- Liverpool could win four straight home games in the league for the first time in a year.
- They have won 16 matches this campaign, equalling their number of victories from the entire 2015-16 season.
- The Reds are unbeaten in 14 Premier League games against the current top 10 this season (W8, D6).
- Manchester United (twice) are the only visiting team to keep a Premier League clean sheet at Anfield during Klopp’s tenure.
- Everton have suffered just one defeat in their last 12 league matches (W8, D3) and have kept four clean sheets in the last five games.
- Their tally of 23 points in 2017 is unsurpassed in the division and they have also scored a league-high 26 goals this calendar year.
- Romelu Lukaku has scored five times against Liverpool in the Premier League, but only one of those goals has come at Anfield, for West Brom in 2013.
- The Belgian striker has scored 10 Premier League goals in the 80th minute or later this season – a joint record alongside Kevin Phillips, who scored 10 in 1999-00.
- Ross Barkley has created 67 goalscoring chances, more than any other English player in the Premier League this season.
Last Five Meetings
Everton 0-1 Liverpool 19/12/1016 (Premier League 2016-17)
Liverpool 4-0 Everton 20/04/2016 (Premier League 2015-16)
Everton 1-1 Liverpool 04/10/2015 (Premier League 2015-16)
Everton 0-0 Liverpool 07/02/2015 (Premier League 2014-15)
Liverpool 1-1 Everton 27/09/2014 (Premier League 2014-15)
Date – 1st April, 2017
Time – 12:30 PM (BST), 5:00 PM (IST)
Venue – Anfield, Liverpool
Broadcast Details – Sky Sports 1 (UK), NBC Sports Live (US), Star Sports Select HD 2
Live Stream – Sky Go, NBC Live, Hotstar
Match Referee – Anthony Taylor