Liverpool could involve youth players in Merseyside derby vs. Everton - U23s boss

  • Liverpool could involve youth players in Merseyside derby vs. Everton - U23s boss

Liverpool could involve youth players in Merseyside derby vs. Everton - U23s boss

A home win seems like an unlikely outcome, but Liverpool will find it hard to replicate the standards they displayed last Wednesday in this fixture.

Everton will have to counter Liverpool's press.

Andrei Kanchelskis has ordered former side Everton to complete deals for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere and Manchester United defender Phil Jones, when speaking in an interview with BetStars. After the match the Everton boss said: "They had three shots on target, we had two". I know they will be motivated for this game. With a question-mark hanging over his ability to perform away from home, hopefully for Liverpool, the short trip to Goodison Park can coax a good display from him and possibly an important goal which he has a penchant for producing.

"I just can't see them playing their full team".

Rooney had a game to forget last weekend. Everton manager Sam Allardyce said that tomorrow's Premier League clash against Liverpool had come at the right time for his team as they bid to end an eight-year winless run in all competitions in the Merseyside derby. Theo Walcott and Yannick Bolasie will be the wide men providing a pacy outlet on the flanks, with Cenk Tosun leading the line for the hosts. They are altogether except Sigurdsson.

"That's a good football team and they are very experienced in defence".

It remains to be seen how far Jurgen Klopp will go in rotating his pack, with a number of fringe players set to come under consideration.

'You can't work in this job unless you only think about the next game, not the one after. Each Evertonian thinks at Goodison they have an extra percentage of desire. We need to be ready for that, 100 per cent, but I hope at the end it is still a football game. Rotation is never about the next game - it's always about (the effects of) the last game'.

Everton were expected to challenge for European places this season, but their season has turned out be an underwhelming one.

"I personally don't think I could have done much more with the staff I've got in the period of time I've been working here with these players who were in an extremely hard position before I arrived", Allardyce explained.

'On many fronts, on radio, TV, in the papers, you create the stir, but for me it's a small minority, and I think that's what we live with, I understand it.

"That's how it is with all of them; if they are not 100 per cent fit, they can not be involved".

"We need to be on fire again, then we will have a good chance".

'There are a few that are complaining.