really big game for both teams this weekend, LIVERPOOL on a run of 6 unbeaten and starting to look solid especially at the back. EVERTON on the other hand on a tremendous unbeaten run, which stretches all the way back to november, where ironically enough it was LIVERPOOL that inflicted that last defeat, which i'm sure will add spice to this fixture.
i think if LIVERPOOL can win this it will give a massive boost especially with ARSENAL to go to on wednesday night.
i don't think rafa will change the lineup to much mainly due to the fact of players unavailable.
i think his lineup will be-
RIGHT BACK- CARRAGHER
LEFT BACK- INSUA
CENTRE BACK- KYRIAGOS
CENTRE BACK- SKIRTEL
LEFT MIDFIELD- RIERA
RIGHT MIDFIELD- KUYT
CENTRE MIDFIELD- LUCAS
CENTRE MIDFIELD- MASCHERANO
CENTRE MIDFIELD(ATTACKING ROLE)- GERRARD
slightly different from last week but i think LUCAS will come in for AQUALANI due to the physical nature of the derby game and with AQUALANI still trying to get match fit and looking at times a bit light weight.I think N'GOG will start again after having a rather quiet and ineffective game last week.
KUYT out on the right will give workrate with the option of moving him in to centre later in the game.
LIVERPOOL- GERRARD- think he is starting to look more like himself in recent weeks and LIVERPOOL will be looking to their captain to inspire them.
EVERTON- CAHILL-very dangerous midfielder who scores a lot of goals coming from deep and very dangerous in the air.
PREDICTION- LIVERPOOL 2-1 EVERTON (hopefully)
will post a match report in the next couple of days.