Liverpool v Everton
Sunday 10 December
Everton remain without Seamus Coleman, Ross Barkley, Yannick Bolasie and Ramiro Funes Mori after they continue their rehabilitation from long-term injuries. Skipper Phil Jagielka is back in contention after missing the recent Premier League wins over West Ham and Huddersfield.
The Blues head into Sunday’s Merseyside derby after an impressive 3-0 victory over Apollon Limassol in Nicosia on Thursday night. Everton started the game with 11 changes coming into the final Europa League game, handing debuts to five youngsters including starts for Fraser Hornby and Harry Charsley. Ademola Lookman scored a brace, including a thunderous second, with Nikola Vlasic grabbing a third.
Sam Allardyce got his first win on the touchline as Toffees boss last weekend against Huddersfield Town. After a goalless first half, Everton took the lead when Dominic Calvert-Lewin cleverly flicked the ball through to Gylfi Sigurdsson who slotted home. Calvert-Lewin then got himself on the scoresheet after his left-footed shot took a deflection up and over the keeper to secure a 2-0 win.
ONE TO WATCH: MOHAMED SALAH
Mohamed Salah joined Liverpool in the summer for an initial fee of £37million from Italian side Roma. The Egyptian has made a good start to his career on Merseyside having scored 14 goals this season in the Premier League resulting him in being the league’s top scorer. He has also provided four assists to his teammates.
The attacker moved to Roma after a brief spell at Chelsea from 2014-2016 that included loan moves to Fiorentina and then Roma, where he moved permanently in 2016.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE: CRAIG PAWSON
Craig Pawson is the man in charge of his 97th game in the Premier League after first officiating in the top flight in 2013.
Pawson has refereed domestic games in only the Premier League this season, last taking charge of Everton in the defeat to Arsenal in October.