Liverpool Have To Deliver Against Everton, Insists Jurgen Klopp
Apr 07 2018
Virgil van Dijk enjoyed a memorable Liverpool debut as he netted the winning goal in a 2-1 FA Cup triumph for Jurgen Klopp's men in early January. In all the derbies I have played so far, one [player] has thought I need to do this overly hard.
Sam Allardyce has a number of pressing injury concerns to deal with ahead of the visit of Liverpool.
Everton:Probable - Gueye (hamstring). Mason Holgate (ankle), Eliaquim Mangala (knee), James McCarthy (leg) and Maarten Stekelenburg (groin) are the other absentee. Tom Davies would be the most likely option to shore things up, while Ashley Williams could return at the back after suspension. Wayne Rooney will be all fired up for this clash and might feature in a slightly more advanced role this time around. "You can only be focused on the next game and that's Everton".
For Liverpool, Gini Wijnaldum's drive and passing from midfield will be key.
"Everton, fresh from their own football lesson against Pep Guardiola's team, will hope Liverpool's physical exertions will help their cause".
The Egypt worldwide has since undergone extensive rehabilitation on the knee injury to ensure he is ready for next Tuesday's return leg at the Etihad Stadium.