Latest Liverpool v Everton odds, team news and match preview as Paddy Power offer enhanced odds of Liverpool at 7/2 or Everton at a massive 8/1 in tonights Merseyside derby (KO 20:00).
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Liverpool are seen as 7/2 favourites by Paddy Power to beat Everton in the Merseyside derby as both teams push on with their Champions League qualification dreams.
The Merseyside derby is always a fiery affair but both teams will be out to do just that little bit more to get what could be a crucial points advantage in the race for European qualification.
Liverpool currently find themselves on course to qualify for the Champions League for the first time this decade as they currently sit in fourth spot on the table.
Going into the big game at Anfield, Brendan Rogers will look to assess both Joe Allen and Jon Flanagan to see if they are fit for the tie.
Both players have returned to training after missing the win against Bournemouth in the FA Cup on Saturday and could make appearances although Mamadou Sakho has been ruled out for another two weeks with a hamstring problem.
Rogers will be undoubtedly pleased to have his key players for the clash against Everton and they proved to be invaluable in recent years as Luis Suarez 3 goals in his last 4 derby clashes whilst Steven Gerrard holds the record for most goals scored in the Merseyside derby (8),
Everton aren’t far behind their arch-rivals though as they trail them by just one point in the table sitting back in sixth spot.
The big news for Roberto Martinez is to see just how his squad will look with many players carrying niggling injuries going into the clash.
Bryan Oviedo is out for the rest of the season following his horrific leg injury on Saturday whilst there are doubts over many of the top names in their backline with Phil Jagielka, Sylvain Distin and Antolin Alcaraz all racing to be fit in time.
Alongside that, new signing Lacina Traore may have to wait for his Premier League debut as he looks to overcome a small hamstring that has been causing troube in training over the past few days.
Despite all of their injury absences, Romelu Lukaku remains in the squad and the Belgian striker has a good record against Liverpool scoring 4 goals in 4 appearances against The Reds.
Everton have all the firepower to upset Liverpool at Anfield in the Merseyside derby but The Toffees will need to make sure that their big names are fit enough to cope with such a challenge.