Team News: Fabio Borini is back, he started on the bench against Newcastle and scored just seconds after coming on. Joe Allen is out for the rest of the season. Martin Kelly is making a good recovery however Brendan Rodgers has hinted that he will not play again this season. Raheem Sterling might feature after being out for a couple of weeks due to a thigh injury. Luis Suarez will serve his second of a ten game ban.
Form: Liverpool returned from St. James Park with three points and a “goal fiesta”. The 6-0 victory against Newcastle boosted the Reds hope for some European football next season. Prior to the victory at Newcastle, the Reds had to share points with West Ham, Reading and Chelsea. Young Phillipe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge have been a breathe of fresh air for the Reds and have turned things around for Liverpool.
Head-to-head: The Merseyside derby has been played a total of 198 times. Liverpool have won it 76 times, while Everton got 60 victories, 62 games ended in draws. Earlier this season the derby ended in a 2-2 draw. A Leighton Baines own goal followed by a Luis Suarez goal gave The Reds a 2-0 lead however the Toffees were able to salvage a point with goals from Leon Osman and Steven Naismith.
Best Bets: Liverpool are strong favorites in the eyes of the bookies, with odds at $1.98 – (£1.32) at time of writing
Predicted Lineup : Pepe Reina, Jose Enrique, Daniel Agger, Jamie Carragher, Glen Johnson, Phillipe Coutinho, Lucas Leiva, Steve Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing, Daniel Sturridge
Formation : 4-3-3
Predicted Scoreline : Liverpool 2 (Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard) – Everton 0