Liverpool Team News vs Everton: Mane, Thiago, Matip, Henderson

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The 235th Merseyside Derby is set to kick-off on Saturday, and for the first time in several seasons, Liverpool FC are actually looking up at Everton in the table. Everton currently sit atop the table with four wins out of the first four. Liverpool are fifth, with nine points after four games.

Liverpool went into the international break after an eye-poppingly disastrous 7-2 defeat at Villa, while Everton defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 4-2.

Injury News

Many of Liverpool’s injury concerns have now been resolved. Both Thiago and Sadio Mane completed their periods of isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus. They both returned to full training and should be available for selection here.

Joel Matip has also returned to training. Barring any late setbacks, he will be available for selection. The Reds should also have the services of Jordan Henderson. The team captain featured for England during the break, and it was clear that Liverpool missed his leadership at Aston Villa.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alisson will both be unavailable as they work through long term recovery from injury. For the Liverpool starting XI prediction go here.

More Covid Concerns

There have been conflicting reports about Naby Keita, who was away from Liverpool with Guinea.

Early in the week, Keita was one of several players to test covid-19 positive from Guinea’s camp. He has since reportedly tested negative twice and is returning to Liverpool.

It could be a situation of a false positive, much like what happened to Xherdan Shaqiri. More information should be made available when Keita gets back to Merseyside.

Betting Lines

Over at Betway, Liverpool at 17/20 favorites to win, with the host Toffees getting 14/5 odds on a win. There are 3/1 odds for a draw. The last three derbys played at Goodison Park have all been 0-0 draws, so maybe that is the smart play here- picking the two Merseyside clubs to split the points.

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  1. It will be a nice encounter between both club

  2. obolo roggers says

    with de presence ov mane liverpool will win da game

  3. Ssemuddu haroonah if thiago & mane b back they will win de murch

  4. Baru John Bosco says

    With the proposed line up,liverpool will come away with a good results.Early kick of matches mostly favour Liverpool. Aston Villa match result was a scare crow which should not be used as a yard stick for determining who takes the title this season.YNWA.

  5. Thanks For Manes Recovery

  6. Everton watalima liverpool 3-2 hata mane akiwa kama walilimwa na villa sembuse everton

  7. lfc win cormfirm 1:3 Mane,thiago and famino

  8. Heyz Double smiles says

    I’m liverpool fc fun from uganda and I believe with mone and Thiago,we shall win the mutch.

  9. Johnson Stars says

    I think with the presence of Mane,
    Liverpool will win the game 1:3

  10. Gidudu David says

    A sure win for liverpool 1:2

  11. Asure win for lfc

  12. The problem here is the goalkeeper if he can manage to keep his goal safe then Liverpool will win but I doubt he might concede

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