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  • 28 October 2012
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Everton - Liverpool Preview: Moyes hoping to improve woeful Merseyside derby record

The Toffees manager comes up against the Reds for the 24th time at Goodison Park on Sunday, but is looking for just his fifth win against Brendan Rodgers' side

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

EVERTON

Howard
Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines

Naismith, Neville, Osman, Mirallas
Fellaini,
Jelavic
LIVERPOOL

Reina
Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson

Allen, Sahin, Gerrard
Suso, Suarez, Sterling

Everton boss David Moyes will be forced into making at least one change from his side's 1-1 draw with QPR after Steven Pienaar's red card sees him banned for this game.

The Scot could deploy Belgian attacker Kevin Mirallas on the left-hand side in South African's absence, meaning Steven Naismith will come in on the right, however, the Toffees manager is unlikely to make further changes given his side's impressive form of late.

Visiting boss Brendan Rodgers, meanwhile, has no fresh injury concerns bar the long-term absences of Lucas Leiva (thigh), Fabio Borini (foot) and Martin Kelly (knee) and should name an otherwise full-strength team.

Andre Wisdom is likely to keep his place at right-back in order to help combat the heading prowess of Everton's frontline, meaning Glen Johnson will stay out on the left, whilst Pepe Reina is expected to return from a hamstring injury.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Everton manager David Moyes has won just four of his 23 Merseyside derby games in charge of the club.
  • The Scot has lost 13 of those games, but is some way short of former Reds manager Tom Watson's absymal derby record. He lost 21 games against Everton.
  • Sunday's game is the 219th edition of this derby, making it the most played fixture in the history of English football.
  • The fixture has also seen more red cards than any other in the Premier League (20).
  • Should Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina keep a clean sheet at Goodison Park, he will go joint-third in shut-outs kept in this fixture alongside Bruce Grobbelaar on 10. Only Neville Southall and Ray Clemence can boast more (15 each).
  • Steven Gerrard (pictured right) has the most goals in the Merseyside derby of any current player in both squads, having scored eight.
  • The last five meetings between these teams have produced 20 yellow cards and one red card.

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24Tim HowardGoalkeeper
3Leighton BainesDefender
6Phil JagielkaDefender
15Sylvain DistinDefender
23Seamus ColemanDefender
-Phil NevilleMidfielder
21Leon OsmanMidfielder
25Marouane FellainiMidfielder
18Nikica JelavicStriker
11Kevin MirallasStriker
14Steven NaismithStriker
1Jan MuchaGoalkeeper
2Tony HibbertDefender
5John HeitingaDefender
8Bryan OviedoMidfielder
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19Magaye GueyeStriker
27Apostolos VelliosStriker
1Bradley JonesGoalkeeper
3José EnriqueDefender
5Daniel AggerDefender
37Martin SkrtelDefender
47Andre Wisdom Defender
18Nuri SahinMidfielder
8Steven GerrardMidfielder
24Joe AllenMidfielder
30SusoMidfielder
31Raheem SterlingMidfielder
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25Pepe ReinaGoalkeeper
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