On Friday, 21st October, we will witness yet another Merseyside Derby between the two arch-rivals, Liverpool and Everton. The fixture is scheduled to take place at the Anfield and both teams will be eager to score a win.
The Reds have gone off track in recent fixtures with their performance and now they are currently at the fourth spot in the Premier League point table with 5 wins and 17 points. It is a good opportunity for the hosts to get back to the winning ways in the league at their home ground.
Everton has found themselves in a difficult spot as they are currently at the 16th spot in the Premier League point table with only 2 wins and 7 points. With only 5 goals in the league, Everton has been struggling with their attack and has not performed at its best.
Salah has performed exceptionally well since the start of the new season. With 31.4% shots on target, Salah has scored 4 goals in the last 5 Premier League fixtures.
The betting tip is...
Mohamed Salah to score a goal.
The 6-match undefeated streak ended for the Reds when they witnessed a shocking loss against Tottenham in the 7th fixture by 2-1. Liverpool missed out on much-needed away points and witnessed an unexpected draw against Brighton in the previous fixture.
With a possession of 54%, Mohamed Salah scored twice but couldn't help the team to win. Overall in the Premier League, Liverpool has maintained a possession of 56.09% with 5.91 shots on target. The major worry for Klopp is their defence as the club has just won a single clean sheet in the last 8 fixtures.
Mohamed Salah will be in the spotlight as he has been in brilliant form since the beginning of the season. Salah has scored 6 goals and has provided 4 assists in 8 fixtures.
He also has 31.4% of shots on target as compared to Darwin Nunez who has 4 goals and 3 assists with 14.3% of shots on target.
Gakpo and Thiago are still out of action because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Alisson (GK), Konaté, van Dijk, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Endo, Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Salah, Gakpo & Díaz
There has been no change in the performance of Everton in the 2023-24 season of the Premier League. The club is struggling to score goals and have found themselves offensively weak.
The Toffees will be travelling to Anfield after scoring their 2nd win of the league against Bournemouth by 3-0. A clean sheet and a win will be a major boost to the confidence of the club. With 47% of possession, James Garner gave an early advantage in the 8th minute with Jack Harrison and Abdoulaye Doucoure scoring in the 37th and 60th minute respectively.
Everton has struggled to maintain possession in the ongoing season as they are at 45% as of now. With 5.3% shots on target, only 60% of their matches have seen the club scoring goals. Abdoulaye Doucoure has scored 3 goals and has one assist on his name with 19.6% of shots on target.
Dele, Coleman, and Gomes are currently in the injury room and won’t be travelling to Anfield for the upcoming fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Pickford (GK), Patterson, Tarkowski, Mykolenko, Branthwaite, Gueye, Harrison, Garner, Onana, Calvert-Lewin & McNeil
In the last 5 fixtures between the two teams, Liverpool have come out on top and three matches. Everton is struggling with their attack and Liverpool has ferocious attackers who will find it easier to score goals. We predict a win for Liverpool on Saturday at Anfield.