Mohamed Salah claim made on Sky Sports in Everton vs Liverpool prediction

Friday, 06 Apr, 2018

Everton last beat their city rivals in 2010 but Allardyce is confident his team can succeed with Liverpool likely to make a number of changes ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City next week.

"I said it before, the next game is never the reason for rotation, it's always the last game". Up next for Liverpool is a rivalry clash against Everton that the Premier League moved up from from Sunday to Saturday; this despite the Wednesday night Champions League clash.

"We play on Saturday at 12:30 and if you want to see games like this (an all-English quarterfinal), then the Premier League have to think about (rescheduling), have to think about it, really".

I am sure Klopp would have liked to have played one of the young midfield prospects but Ovie Ejaria and Marko Grujic are out on loan and Ben Woodburn is injured. But Jurgen has a very strong squad and they haven't let him down all season.

"Everton, fresh from their own football lesson against Pep Guardiola's team, will hope Liverpool's physical exertions will help their cause".

Klopp, meanwhile, said: "Everton will be motivated on the highest level". They face City on Tuesday next week and might be tempted to rest a few players in this tie, though. In their last eight home derbies they have managed just four draws and scored only six times - with five goals coming in back-to-back seasons with a 2-2 draw in 2012 followed by a thrilling 3-3 the next year when Daniel Sturridge's 89th-minute equaliser denied them victory. They are altogether except (Gylfi) Sigurdsson.

"I think each Evertonian thinks that, at Goodison, there must be a few extra per cent of desire [in a derby]".

The Reds will be without Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Adam Lallana and Emre Can for the trip across Stanley Park due to respective injury issues. "In the end, we need to have a line-up that gives us firstly an opportunity to win the game - and that's what we will try".

"Now we still have the same number of games that we would have had with them, so of course we have to consider pretty much everything". I don't want to give any information away is the first one and the other one is we want to wait a little bit, that's all.

For Everton, Idrissa Gueye returns from a hamstring tear and Ashley Williams from a ban.