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Everything you need to know ahead of this evening’s match
Match Preview: Everton vs Liverpool on 1/12/2021
Everton host Liverpool in the Merseyside derby tonight with Rafael Benitez’s position under increasing pressure.
The Toffees slumped to a miserable 1-0 defeat against Brentford last weekend and have now lost five of their last six Premier League games.
The Everton fans expressed their discontent at full-time, with that defeat leaving the club languishing in 14th in the table heading into the midweek round of fixtures.
It’s all smiles at their arch-rivals, though, as Liverpool thrashed Southampton 4-0 at Anfield. The Reds are now just two points adrift of leaders Chelsea and have scored 10 goals in their last three games.
Here is everything you need to know:
When is it and what time is kick-off?
The match will get underway on Wednesday 1 December at 8.15pm.
How can I watch it online and on TV?
The match will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime and will be available on TV as well as mobiles and tablets.
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What is the team news?
Richarlison is available after serving a suspension, although Mason Holgate still has one game remaining of his ban. Dominic Calvert-Lewis, Tom Davies and Andre Gomes are sidelined while Yerry Mina is a doubt.
Liverpool are without Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott, who are all injured.
Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Godfrey, Digne; Townsend, Allan, Doucoure, Iwobi; Gray, Richarlison
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mane
Everton – 7/1
Draw – 4/1
Liverpool – 4/11
Despite what will be a hostile atmosphere, Liverpool should have far too much quality for an Everton side that has been listless for several weeks. Richarlison’s return will add a threat, but Liverpool have all the firepower and should ultimately cruise to victory. Everton 0-3 Liverpool.
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