Match to be played on Tuesday 28th January 2014 at 20:00. Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool will head into the Merseyside derby tomorrow night full of confidence after going through to the next round of the FA Cup.
Liverpool have home advantage for the match and Brendan Rodgers will be mulling over a number of potential team changes ahead of the game, as well as continuing to work on improving the squad in the January transfer window.
Here’s the side he could go with for the game.
GK – Simon Mignolet
This is a real chance for the Belgian to put together one of his best performances of the season. He’s been taking a little bit of criticism in recent weeks but remains the side’s number one.
RB – Martin Kelly
Kelly looked a bit raw at times during the FA Cup game at Bournemouth but he should keep his place. He’ll have a big role to play in terms of pushing up and providing extra width.
CB – Martin Skrtel
Skrtel has that intimidating sort of presence which will be very useful in the heart of the back four. He’s aggressive, commanding but needs to watch the grappling at corners.
CB – Kolo Toure
With Mamadou Sakho unlikely to start, it means another chance for Toure to continue in the defence. Toure has the experience needed to organise and to fill in for those caught out of position.
LB – Aly Cissokho
Cissokho is enjoying a prolonged spell at left-back. He looks like a very solid option in his position and gets forward well to work with the midfield.
RM – Raheem Sterling
Sterling has the pace needed to catch Everton on the counter attack if the away side get on top. He should relish this match and occasion, making the most of the chance to express himself.
CM – Jordan Henderson
Henderson should slot into the side in his normal central midfield role. He’ll probably play as the deepest of the midfielders, dropping in front of the back four when his side are under pressure.
CM – Steven Gerrard
Gerrard will be a key figure in this game. He’ll have to do a lot of work both on and off the ball, ensuring that standards don’t drop from his teammates.
AM – Philippe Coutinho
Coutinho should slot in behind Luis Suarez in attack. Don’t expect him to always stay in a central position as he’ll drift across the midfield, popping up in various places which makes him difficult to man mark.
LM – Daniel Sturridge
Sturridge may be named as a starter in this position but he won’t stay at left midfield for the whole game. When Cissokho pushes up, he’ll move inside and partner Luis Suarez.
ST – Luis Suarez
The message from Brendan Rodgers will be simple and clear; go and cause chaos. Suarez will try and occupy both centre backs as he looks to create space for himself and others.