IN: Karius, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Milner, Firmino
OUT: Mignolet, Lovren, Klavan, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Solanke
The Reds welcome their city rivals across Stanley Park for the second time in just under a month as they bid for the next round of England’s most prestigious cup competition.
Having been held to a 1-1 draw against Sam Allardyce’s side in December, Liverpool will be eager for a more comfortable night this time out.
With both Mohamed Salah (groin) and Philippe Coutinho (thigh) sidelined with injury, Roberto Firmino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane are deployed in Klopp’s forward line—despite the latter being in Africa last night for an awards ceremony.
Liverpool are on a run of 16 games without defeat, and haven’t lost to Everton since 2010, but with Allardyce’s side growing in fluency by the game, they will be aware of the challenge ahead.
Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Can, Lallana, Milner; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Mane.
Substitutes: Ward, Klavan, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Solanke, Ings
Everton: Pickford; Kenny, Holgate, Jagielka, Martina; Schneiderlin, McCarthy; Bolasie, Rooney, Sigurdsson; Calvert-Lewin
Substitutes: Robles, Williams, Davies, Baningime, Lookman, Niasse, Vlasic