We combine the red and blue halves of Liverpool ahead of their game tomorrow…
Everton host their bitter city rivals Liverpool on Saturday in what is to be Steven Gerrard’s last ever Merseyside derby.
With both sides having underperformed up to now in the Premier League there promises to be much more than three points at stake when the two teams take to Goodison Park.
The two sides’ combined XI is a tight affair with Liverpool just creeping ahead.
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Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet
The Belgian stopper has struggled for form so far this season looking shaky on many occasions, but with Everton no.1 Tim Howard still injured there is very little to pick from so Mignolet makes it in ahead of Brad Jones and Joel Robles.
Right back: Seamus Coleman
A shoe-in of Everton’s side who has constantly attracted attention from the Premier League big boys. He has performed admirably in a struggling Toffees side this season.
Centre back: Martin Skrtel
Skrtel has proved to be one Rafael Benitez’s best signings for Liverpool and gone from strength to strength being one of the first names on the team sheet at Anfield.
Centre back: Phil Jagielka
Everton captain and England international Phil Jagielka has been reliable and also chipped in with the odd goal this season. Makes the team ahead of Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren because of consistency.
Left back: Leighton Baines
With 10 assists and three goals Everton’s left-back stalwart makes it into this combined XI beating off competition from Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno.