Frank Lampard has revealed Donny van de Beek, Andre Gomes and Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss Sunday’s Merseyside derby at Anfield (4.30pm BST).
Lampard explained van de Beek (groin) and Gomes have sustained “small injuries”, while Calvert-Lewin remains unavailable due to the quadriceps problem which kept him out of Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City.
The Everton manager added he is unsure whether Calvert-Lewin will be fit to return when the Blues host Chelsea at Goodison Park on Sunday 1 May.
Lampard said he will make a decision on Yerry Mina’s readiness to start Sunday’s game as the Club continues to manage his fitness following his recovery from a quadriceps injury. Mina played the full 90 minutes against Leicester after more than two months out.
Everton continue to be without Tom Davies (hamstring), Nathan Patterson (ankle) and Andros Townsend (knee).
Speaking at his pre-match press conference at Finch Farm, Lampard said: “We have a couple of small injuries.
“Donny van de Beek won’t be fit, he has a small injury in his groin area. Andre Gomes has another small problem which keeps him out this weekend.
“On Yerry, that’s a decision I’ll have to make closer to the game because of the tight turnaround between games.
“He’s an important player for us and we must understand we have six more games after this one [against Liverpool].
“I’ll have good communication with Yerry to make the right decision for us.”
On striker Calvert-Lewin’s unfortunate run of injuries this season, Lampard added: “Nobody is a machine. It is a tough, tough industry. There are a lot of demands on the players.
“It can happen to players, where they have a run of bad luck, and one injury leads to another. Nobody is infallible and Dominic has had a bad run.”