Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will have been delighted by the team’s performance in the 5-0 win over Watford midweek.
It sent out a statement to title rivals City that they will not wilt in the face of pressure. However, the Merseyside derby is a one-off game that won’t be influenced by previous results.
Everton go into the game off the back of a comfortable win over Cardiff but the intensity and passion of this fixture, always makes it hard to predict.
The Reds’ away form has been pretty poor recently. They have only won once away in the league since December, and they will want to put that right at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Liverpool will have Dejan Lovren missing for the game. The Croatian is still recovering from a hamstring injury but should be fit to face Burnley.
Joe Gomez (fractured leg) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) are building up their fitness and remain unavailable.
Roberto Firmino should be back in contention, though, after missing the Watford game. The Brazilian injured his ankle against Manchester United last weekend.
For Everton, manager Marco Silva has just one injury concern. Veteran fullback Leighton Baines is a slight doubt due to a hip problem.
The bookmakers have made the Reds favourites for the derby. They are 7/11 at Unibet with a draw 16/5 at Bet365. An Everton win is priced at 5/1 with BetVictor.
Liverpool’s Predicted XI To Face Everton:
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Everton’s Predicted XI:
Pickford, Coleman, Jagielka, Keane, Digne, Gueye, Gomes, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Predicted Score – 1-0 to Liverpool