Mina and Digne expected to be fit, whereas Mane and Thiago are back for the Reds.
Carlo Ancelotti was a relieved man after positive injury news from two of his most influential players who are expected to be back to host Liverpool at Goodison Park. Apart from the new-look Everton midfield, Yerry Mina and Lucas Digne have looked robust since the start of the campaign. That’s why the news of them being fit comes as a great boost for Everton.
Everton will look to make it five wins out of five against a team and in a place where it will feel more special. But since Everton defeated Liverpool 10 years ago, nobody would have imagined that the blue half would go on a winless run which now stretches to more than a decade. Everton are winless in 19 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D11 L8), since a 2-0 win in October 2010.
The last three Premier League meetings between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park have finished 0-0. No specific fixture in English top-flight history has ever finished goalless in four consecutive matches before. This is the first top-flight Merseyside derby with Everton starting the day top of the table since September 1989, when Liverpool won 3-1 at Goodison Park. Thanks to goals from Ian Rush (2) and John Barnes.
Liverpool now boast Sadio Mane and Thiago back in the side after both tested positive for the virus a few weeks back. Everton can make it five wins out of five, but don’t take away the fact that it’s Liverpool on their way.