First XI Prediction: Everton

It’s not only derby day today, but quite possibly one of the most important derby days in years for us! 

Here’s the first XI I think will take to the field at Goodison Park.

Alisson: Alisson, despite having little to do against Watford in midweek, managed to pull off two great saves. He will need to be at his best with the ball at his feet, as Everton won’t give him any time on the ball

Trent Alexander-Arnold: What a game this kid had against Watford midweek, 3 assists and a clean sheet, hard to believe he’s still only 20 years of age. As the only native Scouser he’ll be sure to make an appearance.

Van Dijk: A brace and a clean sheet in midweek, for me Virgil is this leagues player of the season and by some margin as well.

Matip: His good form of late seems to have gone a little unnoticed, as much as I think Gomez is fantastic, if someone told me our centre back pairing would be Van Dijk and Matip till the end of the season, I’d be ok with that.

Robertson: So after I criticised Robbo’s final ball in my last First XI prediction, he goes and finds Van Dijk’s head for his second goal.

Fabinho: Fabinho has been amazing since he got his first run in the team, plays like a leader in the middle of the park, and is surely one of the first names on the team sheet!

Wijnaldum: Gini just quitely but brilliantly going about his job again midweek, after a disappointing game against Manchester United .

Milner : Can’t see Klopp changing his midfield after such a dominant display against Watford. Milner had his best game in a long time for the Reds.

Mané: Another player who was disappointing against Manchester United, but exploded into life against Watford. Has an excellent goal scoring record against the Blues.

Firmino: If Firmino is fit, I believe he’ll start, I still think Bobby gets the best out of Mo, better than anyone.

Salah: Mo did everything but score on Wednesday, hopefully he’s saved himself a brace for Goodison today.

Do you agree with my first choice eleven? Tweet me @ianyoungkop!

Come on you Red men! 

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