Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Stone, Baines, Osman, McCarthy, Barry, Naismith, Lukaku, Mirallas
Roberto Martinez is not known for being defensive so expect a very attacking Everton side looking to take the game to Liverpool. The only main injury concern is that to Seamus Coleman, who has had an amazing campaign scoring five goals from right back. Hibbert will be his replacement.
Liverpool (4-4-2): Mignolet, Kelly, Skrtel, Kolo Toure, Flanagan, Sterling, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Sturridge, Suarez
Liverpool have several concerns as Lucas as well as Joe Allen have been sidelined through injury. They join the already injured Daniel Agger and Jose Enrique on the treatment table and with Gerrard just returning are short of depth in midfield. They however possess the power of Sturridge and Suarez, who currently have 32 goals between them.
— Mark Davis (@markdavis26_) January 28, 2014
gotta be the biggest game of the season for us tonight… So nervous #LFC
— Sam Patterson (@SamPatterson94) January 28, 2014
Maybe Sterling could be used at right back it's been done before to allow Couts in side and hit em with pace ? #lfc
— Mighty Tumbleweed (@OneManTeam79) January 28, 2014
Liverpool’s last loss in the Merseyside Derby at Anfield back in 1999.
Luis Suarez is currently in the form of his life and nobody will back against him to get a couple of goals or assists tonight. A good shout for the captaincy as well.
Luis Suarez has scored in three of his four Barclays Premier League Merseyside derby appearances.
Romelu Lukaku has scored four goals in four Barclays Premier League appearances against Liverpool.
There have been more red cards in the Merseyside derby than in any other fixture in Barclays Premier League history (20).
Liverpool have won seven and lost just one of their last 14 Premier League Merseyside derbies.
Everton have won none of the last 13 Premier League visits to Anfield, drawing seven and losing six in that run.
Daniel Sturridge has scored in 11 of his 14 Premier League appearances this season. He hasn’t scored more than once in any match.
64% of the goals Liverpool have scored this season have been netted in the first half; the highest proportion of any team in the Premier League.
29% of the goals Liverpool have conceded have been headers; the highest proportion of any team in the top flight this season.
No player has made more clearances than Martin Skrtel this season (222, the same as West Brom’s Jonas Olsson).
Steven Gerrard has netted seven Premier League goals against Everton (all from open play), only against Aston Villa (12) and Newcastle (8) has he netted more. No player has netted more in Merseyside derbies.