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LiverPool vs Everton final MATCH Live Football Score 24/04/2022

Klopp otherwise has a fully-fit squad available for the visit of Everton and will certainly consider shuffling the pack with Villarreal in mind, as Naby Keita, Kostas Tsimikas and Diogo Jota press for recalls to the first XI. Thiago Alcantara was nothing short of phenomenal against Man United but may be one of the big names rested this weekend, while Joel Matip could hold his place over Champions League regular Ibrahima Konate for the time being. In stark contrast, Everton have been dealt a hammer blow with the news that Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss the Merseyside derby due to a thigh issue which will keep him out for at least 10 days, while Donny van de Beek and Andre Gomes are fresh concerns too.

Liverpool continue their charge at the quadruple as they host Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side have a Champions League clash against Villarreal to come in midweek but for now their focus will be on the Premier League, as they look to make up the one-point deficit to Manchester City. The Reds have every reason to be confident too, having swatted aside Manchester United in their last match. Liverpool’s defeat to Inter Milan last month, when they came through the tie on aggregate anyway, is the only match they have lost in their 25 games. Everton, meanwhile, are in desperate need of points as they sit just one point clear of the relegation zone.

A Merseyside derby with major implications at both ends of the Premier League table takes place at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, as Liverpool renew hostilities with long-time rivals Everton. Fifteen places and 47 points separate the local rivals in the standings at the time of writing, with the Reds still challenging for the quadruple while Frank Lampard’s side scrap for their safety. While most of the post-match analysis centred around Manchester United’s abysmal display on the Anfield turf, quadruple-chasing Liverpool stuck to the task at hand to outclass, outfight and frankly humiliate Ralf Rangnick’s side to temporarily go top of the standings.

Refusing to go down without a fight, Everton have taken four points from their last two Premier League games after also shutting out Man United on Merseyside and remain one point clear of Burnley in 17th, with the Clarets playing a game more and easing past Southampton 2-0 on Thursday. The survival destiny of Frank Lampard’s side is therefore still in their own hands, but as the worst-performing side away from home in the Premier League this season – losing 10 of their last 11 top-flight games on the road – their chances of producing the shock of all shocks at Anfield are slim to none to say the least.

Van de Beek will miss out with a groin strain, with Gomes absent due to a similar issue, and Lampard is also dealing with the long-term absences of Andros Townsend, Tom Davies and Nathan Patterson to boot. Dele Alli had a big part to play in Everton’s equaliser off the bench in midweek, but Lampard will likely see no reason to alter his first XI, with Richarlison spearheading the charge in the absence of Calvert-Lewin and Fabian Delph holding his place in the middle.

Then again, Everton have recent experience when it comes to Anfield victories after posting a 2-0 win there last term, but Liverpool marched to a storming 4-1 success at Goodison Park earlier this season, and Klopp has insisted that he would miss the Premier League Merseyside derbies if the Toffees suffered their first-ever relegation from the competition next month. Despite being handed one of the most unforgiving spring schedules of any Premier League side, Liverpool’s treatment room remains empty barring Roberto Firmino, whose foot injury will need assessing before Sunday’s derby.

 

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