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  • Liverpool run out deserved 3-1 victors over a disappointing Everton.
  • Sadio Mane put Reds ahead after seven minutes with a smart solo effort.
  • Matthew Pennington equalised for Everton but Philippe Coutinho fired back immediately.
  • Divock Origi finished the game as a contest in the second half with a powerful effort.
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Full-time: Liverpool 3-1 Everton

A deserved victory for Liverpool, but Everton's winless run at Anfield goes on.

That brings to the end our coverage of proceedings on Merseyside, but do head over to our other liveblog where we will cover the 3pm kick-offs.

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Williams down receiving treatment after landing very awkwardly. Four minutes of added time to play.

Klopp winds the clock down by bringing Klavan on for Firmino.

Mirallas does remarkably well to jink past three Liverpool players but blazes his effort high and wide. Not Everton's day, that's for sure.

Alexander-Arnold fires at Robles again but the Spaniard deals with the effort.

Everton try to apply some pressure through Baines but Lukaku is adjudged to have fouled Lovren in the box.

Barkley has been abysmal today, it must be said.

Koeman's final throw of the dice is Kevin Mirallas, who replaces the remarkably ineffective Calvert-Lewin. Less than 10 minutes of normal time to play.

Lovren makes an exquisite tackle on Lukaku, who was baring down on goal. Liverpool burst up the other end and almost make it four through Alexander-Arnold, who draws a fantastic save from Robles.

Substitution for Liverpool as Coutinho is withdrawn for young Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Free-kick to Everton as they look to turn the screw. Koeman has changed the formation and it seems to be working well, but has he left it too late?

Holgate has two huge chances to bring Everton back level. The right-back's deflected effort is saved excellently by Mignolet, and his free header from six yards sailed just over the bar. A reaction from Everton.

Davies and Pennington are the ones to make way for Barry and Valencia. 24 minutes left to play.

Everton preparing to make a double change. Barry and Valencia are preparing to come on.

Can seems okay to continue after some lengthy treatment.

Williams picks up a booking for a late tackle on Can, who is down in quite some discomfort.

Liverpool win the ball back quickly and Coutinho finds Origi, who makes no mistake. Robles bizarrely tried to charge out, Pennington exposed yet again, Holgate poorly dispossessed. A shambles from Everton, all told.

GOAL! Liverpool 3-1 Everton (Origi)

Bakrley glides across the Liverpool penalty area and feeds Holgate, whose cross for Lukaku is blocked by Matip in the nick of time.

At the other end, Origi blasts well wide from an impossible angle.

Barkley's effort takes a deflection and spins into the grasp of Mignolet. Better from the playmaker, who is being jeered by the Anfield crowd.

Can penalised for yet another foul but somehow escapes a caution. Mane's race is run, Origi set to replace him.

Mane on the ground receiving treatment after an innocuous challenge from Baines. Looked a painful one from the Senegalese forward.

Barkley lofts a ball in and finds Williams, but his effort is too weak and Mignolet saves easily. Encouraging start to the second half from Everton.

Lukaku dives out to the channels and tries to find a cross for Barkley, but it's cut out for a throw. The Premier League's top scorer needs to inspire the Blues, largely anonymous in the first half.

Liverpool get the second half under way. Still all to play for at Anfield, no changes made by either manager.

Premature celebrations from Yannick Bolasie, here.

Half-time: Liverpool 2-1 Everton

An entertaining first-half but Liverpool deservedly lead courtesy of two similar goals from Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho. There hasn't been too much in the way of clear-cut chances, but the Reds have exploited the spaces left by Everton, who have looked shaky with young Matty Pennington at the back.

The inexperienced centre-back scored for Ronald Koeman's men, and there is still very much something in this for Everton if the Dutchman makes the right changes.

It's finely poised at Anfield.


A challenge from Lucas on Holgate has both managers up in arms. Wasn't a lot in it, but messrs Koeman and Klopp exchanged some choice words after it. Coming up to half-time, still 2-1.

Barkley has been given a yellow card for a challenge on Lovren. It's high and poor from the playmaker, who is perhaps lucky he's only been given a caution. The foul ended a promising Everton counter-attack, too.

Despite his goal, Pennington is not having a great afternoon. Exploited for both goals, the 22-year-old has accidentally let an easy ball drift past him out for a throw, giving Liverpool the chance to exude more pressure. Could be taken off at half-time.

A very similar goal to Liverpool's first. Coutinho picks the ball up from deep, evades Gueye and Pennington and finishes expertly into the top corner. Robles had no chance, but so poor from Everton again.

GOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Everton (Coutinho)

Baines' delivery from a corner is flicked on by Jagielka, who flicks the ball into a dangerous position. Williams' effort is blocked but Pennington makes no mistake from close range. 1-1, game on!

GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Everton (Pennington)

Everton win a free-kick in a dangerous area as Barkley is fouled by Can. The former had two chances to set Lukaku away but failed to.

Baines' free-kick hits the wall and the phase ends up in Davies receiving a booking for a challenge on Mane.

Everton win a corner out of Joel Matip, who hacks away a Baines cross. Jagielka meets the delivery but his header flies way over Mignolet's bar.

Coutinho is set away by Can and drifts past Pennington. His shot is right at Robles, who saves well. Everton ponderous at the back, giving the Reds far too much space.

The moment of Mane magic that left Everton in the mire.

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Everton attempt to turn the screw and work the ball wide to Baines. His cross is full of quality and goes over Milner, but Calvert-Lewin could not set himself.

Holgate then attempts to make something of the second phase, but Lukaku is offside.

Everton have attempted to nullify the tempo somewhat and are trying to conjure a response. Liverpool are overloading the central midfield area at the moment and are intent on running at Everton's rather slow back three. Finely poised, still.

Big test for Everton now. How do their youngsters respond to going behind so early at Anfield? Plenty of time left, but certainly not the start Koeman wanted.

Mane makes the difference again. He evades Gueye excellently and drives at the heart of the Everton defence.

He glides past Everton's three central defenders and shoots through the legs of Pennington, giving Robles no chance. First chance, first goal.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Everton (Mane)

A late challenge from Barkley on Clyne results in Taylor being surrounded by red and blue. He opts not to caution Barkley, who does catch Can late.

Lots of niggly battles already in motion. Everton seem to have settled a little better, but nothing in the way of chances so far.

Clyne lucky to escape a booking for a foul on Baines.

Barkley slides in on Milner late. First foul within 25 seconds. Referee Anthony Taylor doesn't brandish a card.

Ross Barkley gets us underway at Anfield.

Before the game kicks off, there will be a minute's applause in tribute to one of Liverpool's most adored sons, Ronnie Moran.

'Bugsy' gave his life to Liverpool and is respected and loved by everyone associated with the club. A true giant of Merseyside football, who is already sorely missed.

We're all set at Anfield. Both teams are in the tunnel, kick-off just moments away.

Will this ring true? Everton fans certainly hope so.

Firmino's being put through his paces. Can he add to his nine league goals against Liverpool's bitter rivals? Kick-off just 15 minutes away.

Roberto Firmino

Springfield Park takes pride of place in Liverpool, but that still doesn't explain the presence of these two,

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Ronald Koeman has given his thoughts about his team selection.

Koeman: "Not a lot has changed because in my opinion the gameplan for today has not changed, of course the position of Coleman has changed and now Holgate is starting and the same question is there about the position Funes Mori and Pennington. Two differeny players, two young players but I'm totally confident in both of them.

"For everybody it's a big day. Pennington played five under-23 games and I spoke to him two weeks ago, I said you're doing really well, you will get an opportunity to play. Two weeks later he starts. I'm not afraid of Matthew starting."


The stage is set at Anfield. Kick-off less than half an hour away.


Lukaku has issued a rallying call to his Goodison teammates ahead of the game and believes they put too much pressure on themselves before stepping out at Anfield.

"The problem for us is every time we go at Anfield we put ourselves under so much pressure . We have to make it our game and not put too much pressure on ourselves and have the desire to win."

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Strictly business for the Reds. No Spice Boys today.

Rivalry aside for a moment. Jurgen Klopp has extended a message of support to Seamus Coleman, who had his leg horrifically broken by Neil Taylor while on international duty.

The Liverpool boss is huge fan of the Irishman's character and says it is unfortunate that he can't step out on to the Anfield turf today.

"I would like to pass on my regards and best wishes to Seamus Coleman, who due to very unfortunate circumstances is not available to play today," Klopp wrote in the match-day programme..

"I do not know him personally, but as a football supporter I love his character, his positive approach to the game and his commitment to his club."

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Everton have reverted to a 3-5-2 formation. The Toffees have played some of their best football in that system this season, but Matty Pennington's first appearance of the season could not come in a game of bigger magnitude.

There is a youthful look to Ronald Koeman's men, and their fearlessness could prove vital.

Klopp has had to replace Lallana with Lucas, very chalk and cheese. There does not seem to be an awful lot of mobility in the Liverpool engine room, what will effect will that have on the German's geggenpressing system?

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Liverpool: Karius, Klavan, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Grujic, Woodburn, Origi.

Everton: Stekelenburg, Kenny, Barry, Lookman, Mirallas, Valencia, Kone.

The teams are as follows:

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner, Lucas, Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Mane, Firmino.

Everton: Robles, Holgate, Pennington, Jagielka, Williams, Baines, Gana, Davies, Barkley, Calvert-Lewin, Lukaku.



Team news just moments away now.

Everton are set to blood a bunch of youngsters at Anfield, while Jurgen Klopp has quite the midfield headache to sort out, due to lack of Henderson and Lallana.

We're all waiting with baited breath...

Liverpool will pay tribute to club icon Ronnie Moran, who passed away last week.

Liverpool are also without a host of key players. Jordan Henderson, Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana are all unavailable through injury, and Jurgen Klopp is rather irritated by the injury sustained by the former Southampton playmaker.

"It is absolutely normal to have contact with manager of the national team," the German was quoted as saying by Sky Sports at his pre-Everton press conference. "We both share players. Of course, I wasn't happy.

"I couldn't be less relaxed about this, but it's not about blaming Gareth Southgate. I wasn't happy that Lallana played on Wednesday, but it's not my decision.

"It's always about fixtures, when we play who and the players have to do the work. Sometimes things like this happen. German players were also injured in the game. Their coaches aren't happy either.

"We can handle situations better if we work together. We can all say 'they earn that much', that's true, but it doesn't help in those situations. We aren't the only team to suffer."

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Lallana could miss up to four weeks if his thigh injury proves to be as serious as first thought. Reuters

The Blues have infiltrated enemy territory. Can they leave with three points?

Both sides will be without some of their key stars for the clash this afternoon.

Everton lost Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori during the international break, and the defensive duo are both set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines. Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has also failed in his quest to be fit, and Koeman has rued the loss of three important first-team stars.

"He's (Schneiderlin) better now, he's still not available for the weekend," Koeman said. "I don't think he will be available for Tuesday but we have good hope that he will be available for the game against Leicester City.

"Of course (plans are) always affected, because in one week we lost three players who normally start. But I think we still have a strong team tomorrow and once again it's a nice challenge to have."

Read more from Koeman here.

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Schneiderlin is fast becoming a fans favourite at Goodison Park. Getty Images

Good morning and welcome to IB Times UK's live coverage of Liverpool vs Everton.

The Reds and Blues are set to battle it out in the 228th Merseyside derby at Anfield, a place which is far from a happy hunting ground for Everton. Ronald Koeman's side have not won on the ground of their bitter rivals this century, and have suffered two chastening 4-0 defeats in three years at Anfield.

Despite the dismal record, Koeman says Everton have no need to be afraid of Liverpool and wants to see a change of mentality from his men, who are the Premier League's form team in 2017.

Can Everton end their Anfield hoodoo, or will Jurgen Klopp's men take their neighbours to task again?

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