Struggling Liverpool take on bitter rivals Everton in a huge Merseyside derby at Anfield on Monday night.
Jurgen Klopp’s side sit tenth in the Premier League and are winless in four as their car crash campaign continues.
After an embarrassing loss to Wolves last time out, the Reds are 11 points behind the top four and Everton will be hoping to continue their misery.
And they head into the clash after a superb result in Sean Dyche’s first game in charge of the Toffees.
James Tarkowski’s goal was enough to secure an impressive 1-0 victory over league leaders Arsenal which took them one step closer to safety.
Dyche will now manage their first derby and the stakes couldn’t be higher with three points not only benefiting themselves but also extending their rivals’ barren run.
Liverpool vs Everton: talkSPORT coverage
This massive Premier League clash will take place on Monday, February 13.
Kick-off at Anfield is scheduled for 8 p.m.
talkSPORT will have EXCLUSIVE live coverage of the game presented by Adrian Durham.
Comments will then come from Sam Matterface, former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy and former Everton striker Kevin Campbell.
talkSPORT.com will also run a live blog of all the action.
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Liverpool vs Everton: team news
Liverpool remain without Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota, but both are nearing their return to action after a long spell on the sidelines.
Roberto Firmino will also remain out alongside Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate who are battling to be back in shape for the clash.
As for Everton, new boss Dyche got off to a winning start thanks to a goal scored by Tarkowski and assisted by Dwight McNeil.
The two former Burnley players appear to be favorites as they work under their former manager again.
The solid trio of Amadou Onana, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Idrissa Gueye will be there to compete with an unstable Liverpool midfield.
Liverpool vs Everton: what has been said?
After Liverpool’s heavy loss to Wolves last time out, Klopp refused to speak to a reporter during his press conference.
It has sparked claims the German is cracking under pressure as the Reds continue their struggle this campaign.
talkSPORT’s Simon Jordan offered his thoughts earlier this week, saying: “It’s part of the job. You have to overcome this and you have to find a way around it.
“You have to handle it better… Klopp has to handle it in his own way. The last thing you do is hold journalists accountable, you dismantle a journalist because most of them don’t know what they’re talking about anyway!
“Compared to Jurgen Klopp’s understanding of football, they won’t know anything. So he should be able to take them down quite easily.
“He can do whatever he wants but he will also have to face the consequences of his actions.”
Liverpool vs Everton: Match Facts
- Since the Premier League resumed after the World Cup break, Liverpool striker Darwin Núñez has taken more shots (22) and shots on target (10) without scoring than any other player in the competition.
- Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been involved in 99 Premier League goals in 103 games at Anfield (70 goals, 29 assists). He could become the 13th player to reach 100 single-pitch goals in the competition, while if he did in this fixture he would be third fastest after Alan Shearer at Ewood Park (74 games) and Thierry Henry at Highbury (92 matches).
- Only two of the 22 individual managers to take charge of Everton in a Merseyside league derby have won their first ever meeting with Liverpool (D12 L8) – Joe Royle in November 1994 and Dick Molyneux in October 1894. Sean Dyche will be the 10th manager whose first such game is away from home, none of the previous nine having won (D4 L5).
- Including their winner against Arsenal last time out, three of Everton’s last five Premier League goals have come from corners. Only three of their previous 30 in the competition have come from such situations.
- Everton are looking to win consecutive Premier League games for the second time this season, previously beating West Ham and Southampton in September/October. However, the Toffees have only won two of their last 27 away games in the competition (D7 L18).
- Liverpool have failed to score in their last three Premier League games, as many times as in their previous 65 matches combined. They last went four league games without a goal in January 2021, with the fourth game in that streak being a 1-0 home loss to Sean Dyche’s Burnley.
- Liverpool are winless in their four Premier League games so far in 2023 (D1 L3), scoring just one goal so far. Only once in the Premier League era have they had a longer winless streak at the start of a calendar year (5 games in 2017).
- This is the eighth Premier League meeting between Liverpool and Everton on a Monday, with no game being played more often on the day. Everton are unbeaten in their three games at Anfield, drawing in February 1998 and January 2009, and winning 1-0 in September 1999.
- The Merseyside derby have finished 0-0 more times than any other game in Premier League history, with the reverse encounter between Everton and Liverpool this season the 12th time the game has ended goalless.
- Liverpool have lost just one of their last 22 home league games against Everton (W12 D9), losing 2-0 in February 2021.
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