Predicted First XI: Everton

So it’s here, derby day and I absolutely hate it! 

Here’s who I think will take to the pitch today ahead of our game against Everton at Anfield.

Alisson: Don’t expect Alisson to be rested at all unless he’s injured. Building a good understanding with our back four. Even though we lost away to PSG, many would say it was Alisson’s best game in a Liverpool short!

Alexander-Arnold: After his impressive goal against Watford, I believe it was a bad decision to leave him out and use Gomez at right back. Lovren at the moment is a huge step down from Joe, and I believe Joe and Van Dijk are the best centre back pairing in the league.

Gomez: Like I said previous, it was poor decision to drop Gomez on Wednesday and PSG reaped the rewards! Hopefully against Everton it’ll be our unstoppable duo of Virgil and Joe.

Van Dijk: In my opinion Van Dijk is the best centre back in the world. Hopefully he’ll get his second goal for Liverpool today against the team he scored his first!

Robertson: Our energetic Scot was one of very few players who came out of Wednesday nights match with some credit, could definitely do with a good performance from Scotland’s captain today!

Fabinho: With Henderson suspended, Fabinho may be given another chance to impress, and show us he’s up to speed with Klopp’s and LFC’s tactics!

Wijnaldum: Can we have our early season Gini back please, the last few games he’s looked lack lustre to say the least!

Milner: With Henderson our suspended I thoroughly expect Klopp to start with his vice captain on the field. I don’t believe Milner has been anywhere near as good as what he was last season, but if can gather a bit of form together, he could be an important player for the remainder of the season.

Mané: Oh Mané, Mané, how we could do with another Merseyside derby winner! Slowly coming back into form, hopefully his new contract extension will spur him onto the next stage!

Firmino: Bobby still seems to be struggling with his change in role and World Cup hangover, please can we have our number 9 back?

Salah: Mo seems to be getting the plaudits he was getting last season as his form has picked up in the last few weeks and hopefully that will continue today! 

Do you agree with this team? Tweet me at @ianyoungkop

Come on, you red men! 

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