The stakes are high for both teams, as despite Everton's good result last week, they are still in the bottom three. And Liverpool go into the game TWELVE points behind fourth. A win against Everton though could boost morale and kickstart a charge up the table, while the same can be said for the Toffees as they battle to beat the drop. What is their form like? For Liverpool, it couldn't be much worse. The Reds have picked up just one point in the Premier League in 2023. Everton on the other hand go into the game on the back of a precious victory over Arsenal last time out. But that was still only their fourth Prem win of the campaign. What is the team news? Liverpool hope Diogo Jota could return to be in contention for the game after missing three months with a calf injury.
Liverpool looking to end nightmare run of form against resurgent rivals EvertonCRISIS-HIT Liverpool take on buoyant neighbours Everton on Monday in a huge Merseyside derby under the lights. The Reds are reeling after one win in seven games in all competitions, a run that leaves them slumped tenth in the Premier League table. 2Liverpool go into the game after being embarrassed 3-0 by WolvesCredit: Getty 2Everton are full of confidence following a 1-0 victory over ArsenalCredit: Getty Everton on the other hand go into the game full of confidence following last week's 1-0 win over Arsenal. But recent history does not favour Sean Dyche and his resurgent Toffees.
The Goodison outfit have won just ONE out of their last 27 meetings with their neighbours from across Stanley Park. However, this is as good a time as any to face rivals Liverpool. Dyche has been quick to instil his disciplined style of football at the club, which could make life very difficult for Mohamed Salah and Co on Monday. Arsenal struggled to break Everton down at Goodison, and a similarly stubborn performance can be expected again at Anfield. That does not bode well for Liverpool, where scoring goals has been a problem this season. Salah has just seven Prem strikes this campaign, well below his usual standards. While big money summer signing Darwin Nunez has scored just five times in the league, and January addition Cody Gakpo is yet to break his duck.