Everton v Liverpool | Live fans match thread!

Good evening all, hope you're all ready and raring to go for the first Merseyside derby of the season. Unusually heading into this one Everton are in better form than us, in fact they're unbeaten so far whereas last game out we.

Do you know with all the gripping, spellbinding, excitement of the nations league and international friendlies, I've completely forgotten what happened in our last game. Pretty sure we lost but unfairly so in what was a very tight match.

That was yesterday and this is the day after tomorrow, so time to put our noses to the white lines, no Robbie! grindstone and go again, in a four nil kind of fashion.

Who do we have to help us do that?

(Please see Romper's injury update post in the comments section)

Henderson played for England twice over the international break so should be available. Thiago has come out of Covid isolation so will probably be back.

Keita and Shaqiri have gone in the opposite direction with Covid so won't be playing.

Matip has recovered from an injury and could be a possible name on the team sheet but Alisson's ongoing shoulder injury means he won't be.

Lastly we have Ox - injured knee, and Kostas - injured muscle.

Form wise both Jota and Firmino had good international pitch time scoring and assisting as they went so that's pretty handy, meaning with Mane out our attack pretty much picks itself and I expect us to line-up along the following lines.

Midfield is less easily decided and maybe Milner could feature. With Keita, Shaqiri and Oxlade Chamberlain all missing is the three I've chosen attacking enough or could we do better?

I think Thiago may come straight back into the starting eleven because he wasn't injured in the normal sense. He may well be fatigued from the Coronavirus but at least there's no risk of aggravating a just healed injury.

The same can't be said for Matip which is why in defence I've chosen Gomez despite his poor showing against a team we played last, in a match none of us can remember.

Would you do the same in defence or risk starting Matip?

Everton seem to be in better shape with only Lucas Digne a slight doubt. Seamus Coleman, Allan and Andre Gomes all returned to training this week so could feature for the Toffees.

Either which way it will be nice to have our captain back and I expect us to be fully at the races. No Covid related excuses - we have enough quality to get the job done and if we can do, it will get our season nicely back on track.

Liver Bird's scorecast, a conservative, 0-4!

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