Predicted Everton and Liverpool line-ups for the Merseyside derby

Match to be played on Saturday 7th February 2015 at 17:30. Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool.

Roberto Martinez is likely to stress the need for a tight and secure start from his side heading into the game.

Liverpool are likely to fly out of the traps against Everton, which makes it important for the Toffees’ back four to defend professionally and show determination through the early stages of the match.

The Everton attack also has to make the most of any chances which come their way because they could be few and far between.

Liverpool will head into the Merseyside derby against Everton buzzing after a dramatic FA Cup replay win against Bolton Wanderers.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will be determined for his side to make life a little more comfortable for themselves against Everton and they need to make the most of their momentum.

It’s a great opportunity for the Reds to close the gap on the sides currently in the race for a top four place.

Here are the sides Rodgers and Martinez might go with for the game.

Everton: Robles, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Baines, Besic, Barry, McGeady, Naismith, Mirallas, Lukaku

Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Allen, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Lallana, Sterling

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