LIVE: Liverpool v Everton | English Premier League | DEC 4th, 2019
Time: 15:15 ET
Football fans are in for something of a special treat this week as we get some Premier League action under the lights as opposed to just at the weekend.
There are many, many different ways in which this could go as teams from top to bottom battle it out to try and gain a foothold in whatever race theyâ€™re running this season. Weâ€™re going to be taking a look at one of the biggest nights of the year on Merseyside, as Liverpool prepare to go toe to toe with local rivals Everton at Anfield.
When youâ€™re eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table at search an early point of the campaign, itâ€™s understandable to see that thereâ€™s going to be a lot of excitement â€“ because thatâ€™s only natural. With Liverpool, though, because theyâ€™ve been waiting so long for another league title, it almost feels as if the fans arenâ€™t going to start believing until the trophy is in the hands of Jordan Henderson. Given the circumstances, that seems like the smartest way of approaching this.
Adrian will start following Alissonâ€™s red card at the weekend with Fabinho, Clyne and Matip all still being out of action through injury.
Marco Silvaâ€™s future at Goodison Park is in serious jeopardy as the club linger tantalisingly close to the bottom three. While it doesnâ€™t feel like a relegation battle is particularly likely for them this season, a change in management is desperately needed if they want to avoid that fate. A resounding defeat here could spell the end of the road for his tenure at the club, so at the very least, he needs to hope that his side put in a decent enough shift to warrant a stay of execution.
Gbamin, Martina and Gomes are all still out with injuries, with the other doubts within the squad being the fitness of Coleman, Delph and Walcott who will all be assessed prior to kick-off.
You can often throw the rule book out of the window when it comes to derby day, but we just donâ€™t think thatâ€™s going to be the case at Anfield this week. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 19 games against their bitter rivals and theyâ€™re performing better than they have done in years. The Toffees will try and give as good as they get which is the least you can expect from them, but Kloppâ€™s men know that there is a huge opportunity for them to build up some more momentum heading into 2020.