After an indifferent run saw Jurgen Klopp’s side win only three of nine fixtures in all competitions, they exploded back into life on Wednesday with a 5-0 win over Watford.
On Sunday, they would love to hit their peak.
|Game||Everton vs Liverpool|
|Date||Sunday, March 3|
|Time||4:15pm GMT / 11:15am ET|
|Stream (US only)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBCSN / Telemundo||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown on television on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. It will be available to stream live online using Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event||Sky Go|
In the UAE, the game will be shown on beIN SPORTS HD11, beIN SPORTS HD 2 and beIN 4K Arabia. It can be streamed via beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
|UAE TV channel||Online stream|
|beIN SPORTS HD11 / beIN SPORTS HD 2 / beIN 4K Arabia||beIN SPORTS CONNECT|
Squads & Team News
|Defenders||Coleman, Keane, Digne, Mina, Baines, Kenny, Jagielka, Galloway, Zouma|
|Midfielders||Gueye, Gomes, Lookman, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Davies, McCarthy, Schneiderlin, Baningime|
|Forwards||Richarlison, Tosun, Walcott, Calvert-Lewin|
Kurt Zouma returns following his ban for the hosts, replacing Phil Jagielka at the back, while Bernard gets the nod over Richarlison as Marco Silva makes just two changes.
Confirmed Everton starting XI: Pickford, Coleman, Zouma, Keane, Digne, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Walcott, Calvert-Lewin.
|Goalkeepers||Alisson, Mignolet, Kelleher|
|Defenders||Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Moreno, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Hoever|
|Midfielders||Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Henderson, Lallana, Jones, Camacho, Christie-Davies, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Woodburn|
|Forwards||Firmino, Mane, Salah, Sturridge, Shaqiri, Origi|
Liverpool make just the one change with Jordan Henderson replacing James Milner in midfield for the visitors.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren remain missing for Jurgen Klopp, but Roberto Firmino is back on the bench.
Confirmed Liverpool starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Mane, Salah, Origi.
Betting & Match Odds
Everton are 5/1 outsiders to win at bet365 . Liverpool are strong 8/13 to build on their midweek victory with another win. A draw can be backed at 16/5.
Questions over his side’s bottle were being asked prior to their 5-0 midweek win over Watford, in which Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk netted doubles, sandwiching an effort from Divock Origi.
But after an avalanche of goals on Wednesday, the confidence has returned to the Anfield side, according to left-back Andy Robertson.
“A lot of people have been saying that we lost our svanpark,” the defender, who has eight assists for the campaign, said. “You can kind of agree, we had one shot on target against United and it was Daniel Sturridge’s shot from 45 yards which trickled into David de Gea’s arms.
“We didn’t create enough and we have to look at that. But against Watford it could have been more than five. Maybe it was the spark that we’ve been needing – maybe it will be the spark that gives the lads the confidence in front of goal again, I’m sure it will.”
Meanwhile, unlikely goal hero Van Dijk is eager for the second Merseyside derby of the season.
“It's special but we want to show our quality, win the game - hopefully with good football but if not, we are going to fight for it,” he told Sky Sports.
"I didn't look at recent games from them but it will be a game full of passion.”
If the Dutchman had looked at Everton’s recent results, he would likely have been left unimpressed.
The 1-0 derby loss to the Reds on December 2, memorable for Jordan Pickford’s incredible late error, sparked a side that has seen them win just four times in 15 subsequent Premier League fixtures. Additionally, they have lost four of their last six, with the exceptions against Cardiff and Huddersfield – two clubs fighting for their lives.
Everton boss Marco Silva wants his players to remember they hurt they suffered at Anfield, when Klopp controversially sprinted onto the field to celebrate Origi’s winner, to propel them to a better outcome this time around.
“What I felt was a special match for both teams. They celebrated that lucky goal. Like us and for them, they celebrated like a World Cup final,” he said.
This will be the 200th top-flight match between these sides, and few have been quite so important.
Jordan Henderson's inclusion over James Milner for the visitors was more of a precaution, Klopp stated.
“Millie just felt his hamstring a little bit,” the German said pre-match.
“If Millie gives a warning sign… I think he would have been fine but the last two days he felt it still. So there is no reason for risk, especially when we have options on the bench, which we had in the last game.
“Hendo is a very, very important player for us, so it’s good he can be back.