Liverpool vs Everton Preview

December 2, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

Sunday’s Premier League ation concludes at Anfield where Liverpool take on Everton in the 232nd Merseyside derby.

The Reds extended their unbeaten start to the league campaign with victory over Watford last weekend though go into the game on the back of Wednesday evening’s Champions League defeat to Paris Saint Germain.

A win here would see them move back to within two points of leaders Manchester City, after the champions beat Bournemouth by three goals to one on Saturday afternoon.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has said that several players are nursing knocks from that midweek defeat in the French capital while captain Jordan Henderson is suspended having been dismissed in the win at Vicarage Road a week ago.

Mo Salah is favourite to get the first goal of the game at 4.33 (10/3), in what would be his fiftieth league appearance for the club while Sadio Mane is a 6.0 (5/1) chance with William Hill.

The home win is 1.44 (4/9) with several firms, with the visitors as highly priced as the 8.5 (15/2) on offer from some bookmakers. The draw can be backed at 5.75 (19/4) with Bet Victor.

The Toffees have taken seven points from the last nine available to them in the league, with them edging past Cardiff City at Goodison Park last time out.

Victory here will see them close the gap between themselves and the top five, with at least one of the sides above them guaranteed to drop points as Arsenal take on Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the day.

Marco Silva has no fresh injury concerns ahead of this, his first Merseyside derby though Ademola Lookman is pushing for his first league start of the season.

Richarlison is priced at 13.0 (12/1) to open the scoring with Gylfi Sigurdsson a 15.0 (14/1) shot with Sky Bet after his winning strike a week ago.

Both of last season’s league meetings between the sides finished in draws, though Liverpool won 2-1 at Anfield when they met in the third round of the FA Cup.

Several firms offer 1.91 (10/11) for both teams to score this time around while Betfred offer 1.5 (1/2) for there to be fewer than four goals in the game, as has been the case in four of the five occasions.

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