LIV vs EVE Dream11 Match Prediction: Liverpool has been cruising their way to the 19th league title and are yet to be beaten in the domestic season so far. However, the focus for Jurgen Klopp and co. now shifts to the FA Cup where they face city rivals, Everton. The Merseyside Blue under the managerial l leadership of Carlo Ancelotti has looked impressive so far and will be eager to knock out their arch-nemesis out of the competition.
Date- Sunday, January 5
Kick-Off- 9:30 PM (IST)
Players who could have possibly got to start on Sunday are ruled out due to injuries. Xherdan Shaqiri had only just got in before he had sustained another knock. Same goes for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dejan Lovren, Naby Keita and Rhian Brewster who will miss out the Merseyside Derby. Jurgen Klopp will have a decision to make regarding resting or playing first-choice players here. Nevertheless, new signing Takumi Minamino could get to debut at home for the Reds,
Bernard sustained an injury prior to kick-off against Manchester City and is likely to miss out versus Liverpool. Gbamin, Iwobi and Gomes are also among those who are in doubts of starting. Morgan Schneiderlin could return to the heart of midfield for the Toffees. The likes of Baines, Kean, Walcott and Tosun could get an opportunity in the starting eleven.
Liverpool- Adrian; Milner, Philips, Hoever, Williams; Jones, Lallana, Minamino; Mane, Origi, Elliott
Everton- Pickford; Keane, Mina, Holgate; Coleman, Delph, Schneiderlin, Baines; Sigurdsson, Kean, Tosun
Divock Origi could be a threat in the final third for Liverpool. Origi has three goals, an assist and a pass accuracy of 71.8% from 402 minutes in the league this season.
Gylfi Sigurdsson could play the anchor role in Everton’s midfield. The 30-year-old has a goal, an assist and a pass accuracy of 82% from 20 appearances in the league this season.
James Milner has two goals, two assists and a pass accuracy of 86.6% from 664 minutes in the league this season for Liverpool.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin can have a thing or two to say if given a start or while coming off the bench for Everton. The 22-year-old has eight goals and a pass accuracy of 62.4% from 1223 minutes this season in the league.
With both sides expected to make a few changes, one can expect an entertaining game. Having said that, Liverpool will start as favourites.
(Disclaimer: Team managers may go with an unconventional playing eleven in cup competitions.)
Defenders- L Baines, Y Mina, J Gomez
Midfielders- M Schneiderlin, G Sigurdsson (VC), J Milner, S Mane
Forwards- C Tosun T Minamino, D Origi (C)
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