Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are set to take on city rivals Everton in merseyside derby on Monday night , 19th December 2016 at Goddison Park. Its a massive game for both sides and apart from that bragging rights at stake in one of the biggest derbies in United Kingdom. Liverpool come into this game on the back of a comfortable 2-1 win while Everton defeated Arsnal 2-1 in midweek which setup a superb game for football fans.
Liverpool got themselves on the winning ways after dropping 5 points in previous two games and now they take on Everton in bid to keep themselves in title race. They are currently 6 points off Chelsea and joined second with Arsenal while Everton are currently 8th in the table with 23 points. Ronald Koeman side finally got back on track in midweek when they came from a goal down to win 2-1 against Arsenal but their overall form has been very unpredictable. Liverpool will go into the game slightly favourite even withou Philipe Coutinho.
Last time these two meet was back in April 2016 when Liverpool ran out comfortable 4-0 winners and Everton will be keep to turn things around and get a result against arch rivals.
Sturridge, Origim Coutinho and Sakho were on target for rampant Liverpool when last time these two meet back in April 2016.
Team News & Lineups: Going into the game Jurgen Klopp will have Daniel Sturridge back in the squad and might find a place on bench considering Divock Origi’s goal scoring form. Firmino, Origi and Mane set to start upfront while Lallana, Henderson and Wijnaldum to play in midfield for Liverpool. Klopp is likely to keep Simon Mignolet in goal after dropping Karius against Middlesbrough.
Everton on the other hand can not wait for January transfer window to kick in as they are close to signing Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay on loan from United. But for now they will have to stick with what they have and we can expect unchanged side apart from Gareth Barry who was sent off against Arsenal. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Monday night.
Match Predictions: When these two teams meet form leading up to the game goes out of the window and this is the case this monday night. Both teams are well rested with extra couple of days available to them and I expect a tight game where 1 goal might decide it. Liverpool are playing some scintillating football at the moment and I am going with them to take all three points in this game.