Everton dealt double injury blow ahead of Merseyside derby

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Everton will be without first team regulars Phil Jagielka and Seamus Coleman for Wednesday night’s Merseyside derby.

Both players have been ruled out with hamstring issues in recent weeks, but hopes that that would recover in time have been dashed, according to Martinez.

“Seamus Coleman and Phil Jagielka will definitely be out of the derby,” he said. “It’s too early to make a final decision before the weekend [against United].” (via Echo)

He also said that Aaron Lennon, Tom Cleverley and Leighton Baines were also doubtful.

“We’re going to assess tonight’s session for Aaron Lennon, Leighton Baines and Tom Cleverley, to have a final decision. They’re very, very close and we’ll have a better idea if they are available for tomorrow.

“James McCarthy is back from suspension so that will be a clear difference from the squad we had at the weekend.”

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Klopp, on the other hand, has no such issues. He confirmed that Divock Origi, Kolo Toure, and Martin Skrtel would all be fit enough to be selected.

“Kolo Toure had cramp against Bournemouth during the game,” he said (via Echo).

“Divock was only a little bit (troubled) with his back, maybe from sitting on the bench. But it’s not a real issue. He felt it a little bit in the game, and we left him out of training yesterday because we wanted to take no risks. That’s okay.

“Before the game against Bournemouth, Martin Skrtel wasn’t fit as he had a little groin problem. Otherwise, there’s nothing new.”

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