The International break is over and EPL resumes after a long wait. In an another exciting clash, Liverpool host Everton on Saturday with Jurgen Klopp’s side looking to solidify their position in top four with a win in today’s clash. The match will commence at 5 pm IST on 1st April. The game will be telecasted on Star Sports Select HD 2 and the online viewers can catch the match live on Hotstar.
It’s the Merseyside derby – a match between rivals Liverpool and Everton and it promises to be exciting. It is a game to secure bragging rights, but there is much more riding on it than that. A win in today’s match will boost Liverpool Champions League chances while a win for Everton could see them move up to fourth depending on the results of Manchester United and Arsenal.
Liverpool’s spirited 1-1 draw at Man City was further proof that they remain right in the top-four mix, and they will have been slightly disappointed not to come away with a win at the Etihad.
Seven points from their last three outings represent a mini-run of good form, following the woeful defeat to Leicester City, but Jurgen Klopp‘s side cannot afford to rest on their laurels.
If Liverpool avoid defeat in today’s clash then they will equal their best run of 13 league games without losing to Everton, set in 1978. Also, if the Reds win the clash then Klopp will become the first Liverpool manager to win his first three league Merseyside derbies against Everton.
On the other hand, Everton are one of the Premier League’s most in-form sides, having lost just once in the competition in 2017. They have suffered just one defeat in their past 12 league matches (W8, D3) and have kept four clean sheets in the past five games.
The Toffees tally of 23 points in 2017 is unsurpassed in the division and they have also scored a league-high 26 goals this calendar year.
Even though Liverpool will play on their own soil but it will be an uphill task for them to beat Everton considering the form of the Toffees.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner, Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Mane, Origi, Firmino, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Moreno, Lucas, Stewart, Woodburn, Wilson.
Everton: Robles, Stekelenburg, Jagielka, Williams, Baines, Holgate, Kenny, Gueye, Davies, Barry, Barkley, Mirallas, Lennon, Lookman, Calvert-Lewin, Lukaku, Valencia, Kone.