Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Everton: Fabinho starts in ambitious attacking side

2 December 2018

Jurgen Klopp has made three changes to his Liverpool lineup for this afternoon’s Premier League clash with Everton at Anfield, with Fabinho among those to start.


The first Merseyside derby at the season sees the Blues make the short trip across Stanley Park, with Marco Silva the latest manager tasked with ending a miserable record.

Everton haven’t won at Anfield since 1999, and despite losing 2-1 at Paris Saint-Germain last time out Liverpool remain favourites today.

That defeat at the Parc des Princes sparked calls for a shift in stance from Klopp, and the manager has responded with an attacking side for the derby.

Alisson starts in goal, as one of three Liverpool players getting their first taste of this fixture, aiming to continue his excellent form in the league.

Ahead of the Brazilian are Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson, with Van Dijk wearing the captain’s armband.

This is Alexander-Arnold’s first start in the Merseyside derby, with the boyhood Red making three substitute appearances prior to this afternoon, totalling 31 minutes.

In midfield, suspension for Jordan Henderson provides an opportunity for Fabinho, who is joined by Gini Wijnaldum.

With Klopp seemingly opting for a 4-2-3-1 formation, Xherdan Shaqiri, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino start in attack.

The likes of Naby Keita, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi are available as options from the substitutes’ bench.

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Shaqiri, Firmino, Mane; Salah

Substitutes: Mignolet, Matip, Moreno, Keita, Milner, Origi, Sturridge

Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Gueye, Gomes; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Richarlison

Substitutes: Stekelenburg, Zouma, Baines, Davies, Lookman, Calvert-Lewin, Tosun

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