With Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings all sidelined through injury, Divock Origi has seized the opportunity to lead the line for Liverpool in recent weeks.
Having found the net in five consecutive games for Jurgen Klopp’s men, the 21-year-old is Paddy Power’s 11/2 (6.50) favourite to enhance his growing reputation even further by opening the scoring in Monday’s Merseyside derby.
The Belgian international was among the scorers in last season’s 4-0 derby win, and is priced at 6/4 (2.50) to repeat that feat by striking anytime once again.
Those 6/4 (2.50) odds are also available on Roberto Firmino returning to the scoresheet after five games without a goal, having been playing in more of a wide role to accommodate Origi’s presence through the centre.
Top scorer for the Reds with seven goals from 15 Premier League games, Sadio Mane is priced at 17/10 (2.70) to hit the back of the net at Goodison Park, while Adam Lallana offers strong value at 9/4 (3.25) to maintain the rich vein of form that has produced five goals in five games for club and country.
While Klopp’s team certainly pose a threat in attack, Romelu Lukaku will be confident of taking on a defence that has conceded 33 goals in 24 league away games under the German.
With nine goals to his name in 14 league starts so far, the Toffees’ main man offers excellent value at 17/10 (2.70) to add to that tally against a team he has put five past in the previous eight league meetings.
The Belgian’s importance to Ronald Koeman’s team is underlined by the fact that no other striker has scored a league goal so far this campaign, although Enner Valencia can be backed at 5/2 (3.50) to open his account for the club.
|Lukaku to score anytime at 17/10 (2.70) for a 1.5pt stake with Paddy Power|