Both of Anfield’s big Belgians – Simon Mignolet and Divock Origi – will start tonight, and both are in a great position to show Jurgen Klopp what they can do.
Origi, who came into the team a few weeks ago following the injury to Phil Coutinho, has excelled as a striker in the Brazilian’s absence. He has scored five games in a row, and is giving his coach a real issue about how to set the team up when Coutinho returns.
Mignolet has also been given a surprise shot at the first team, although in his case through the controversial dropping of Loris Karius. He too can use tonight’s Merseyside derby to show that he should be first choice.
The former Sunderland keeper is now presumably going to play until he makes errors of his own – not usually something that takes him too long. But as for Origi, he must take his chances against the vulnerable Rorigo Funes Mori at the heart of the Everton defence if he wants to put himself ahead of his serious competition in the race for starts at Liverpool.