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Everton host Liverpool in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on Monday (19 December) with the Toffees looking to earn their first win over their arch rivals in 12 meetings.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 8pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Ronald Koeman has called on his team to show the same aggression they displayed during their midweek win over Arsenal when Liverpool visit Goodison Park on Monday night. After a run of poor results, Everton put in a spirited performance to get back to winning ways against the Gunners and will be keen to continue their run against their arch rivals.

Romelu Lukaku will be the key player for the Toffees, who are without Yannick Bolasie, who is a long-term absentee. Phil Jagielka will also miss the Merseyside derby after picking up a late red card against Arsenal.

Liverpool, on the other hand, are one of the form teams in the league and will be looking to return to the second place on the table with a win at Goodison Park. They suffered a shock loss to Bournemouth at the start of December and then played out a draw against West Ham United, but returned to winning ways against Bournemouth on Wednesday (14 December).

Joel Matip
Joel Matip faces a late fitness test ahead of Liverpool's clash against Everton Getty

It will be Jurgen Klopp's first visit to Goodison Park and the German coach is looking forward to the encounter and said he has geared up by watching the boxing movie Creed, which has strong ties with Goodison Park.

Liverpool will field the same team that played midweek against Aitor Karanka's side with Simon Mignoloet set to retain his place in goal with Joel Matip the only possible addition if he passes a late fitness test.

Match Stat: Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 12 matches against Everton in all competitions, 11 of which are in the English Premier League.

What managers say

Ronald Koeman: "We know Liverpool is different to Arsenal, they are more physical and play aggressive football. To get a good result we need to show the same as last Tuesday. If you act too nice, like we have in the past this season, you need a reaction. Sometimes it is a referee's decision and the fans are not happy, but you need that reaction from the start.

"It's difficult and you have to create it for yourself. Some players always have it and some need something else to get that reaction, but we need to change that as a team. We need to not start sloppy and show the spirit from the start – not because the fans are unhappy, because we are behind, or there is a decision from the referee. We can't worry about that," via the Mirror.

Jurgen Klopp: "Very, very, very, very big. The good thing around the derby is that I don't need to say a lot. It is a very important period and moment in the season. Both teams after the last game are in good mood. We watched the [Arsenal] game together at the hotel in Middlesbrough. You could see the atmosphere was good. We were excited about the game so it was intense. It will be a real battle, two good teams against each other and my first time there at Goodison," via the Guradian.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Everton Win: 16/5
  • Draw: 27/10
  • Liverpool Win: 19/20

Team news


Possible XI: Stekelenburg; Coleman, Funes Mori, Williams, Baines; McCarthy, Gueye, Barkley; Deulofeu, Lukaku, Lennon


Possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Lallana; Mane, Firmino, Origi