Liverpool visit neighbours Everton on Monday night when the Reds will try to become the first away side to win at Goodison Park in the Premier League this season.
Everton – who have already hosted Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Arsenal without defeat – will be without star winger Yannick Bolasie, after he underwent knee surgery on Thursday.
Bolasie successfully came through a first operation to repair a ruptured meniscus, according to EvertonFC.com, who report that the 27-year-old must now wait around two months before having a second operation on his anterior cruciate ligament.
Liverpool’s Merseyside Derby injury news is mixed. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge and Emre Can could make their returns from spells out, but Joel Matip is doubtful.
On Sturridge, who has missed Liverpool’s last five games, manager Jurgen Klopp told BBC Sport: “It is still a maybe. He is closer to team training than he was last week and maybe we can involve him today or tomorrow.
“Danny cannot be at 100% but having Daniel Sturridge for 20 minutes would be fantastic. If he is available he will be involved.
“We have to see I don’t know. I think he has had four pitch sessions with rehab and it would be nice if he could be part of my department.”
Klopp said that Can is “in a pretty good way”, having not played since Liverpool lost 4-3 at Bournemouth at the start of the month, adding: “If he is ready to train today or tomorrow then we will involve him.”
Finally, BBC Sport claim that Joel Matip, who has quickly become Liverpool’s no.1 centre-back since arriving from Schalke this summer, is a doubt with an ankle injury.
Liverpool thrashed Everton 4-0 at Anfield in the last Merseyside Derby, but the Reds have not won at Goodison in four attempts.