Liverpool face a tricky Merseyside derby this weekend as they hope to keep away from a fourth straight Premier League defeat.
Jurgen Klopp’s aspect are in the course of a hunch in for that has seen them slip right down to sixth within the desk.
They’re simply three factors above their opponents Everton in Saturday’s conflict – with commentary dwell on talkSPORT.
The reigning champions look unlikely to retain their crown having already misplaced six occasions this season.
Within the earlier two seasons mixed, Liverpool misplaced 4 video games.
The Reds haven’t misplaced 4 consecutive Premier League matches since December 2002 underneath Gérard Houllier.
However their latest document towards Everton has been glorious. Liverpool are unbeaten of their final 23 conferences with the Toffees in all competitions (W11 D12), their longest unbeaten run towards an opponent of their historical past.
Everton are winless of their final 20 Premier League video games towards Liverpool (D12 L8), their longest winless run towards an opponent within the competitors.
On paper, it may very well be the best alternative to get again on monitor after a dismal run of outcomes.
Right here at talkSPORT.com, we’ve taken a take a look at how they need to line-up towards Everton.
Liverpool’s issues in defence proceed with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all nonetheless out injured.
Fabinho can even not be match for the Merseyside derby so Ozan Kabak ought to hold his place for the go to of Everton.
Supervisor Jurgen Klopp was hopeful the Brazil midfielder, who has been standing in at centre-back, would get well from a muscle drawback in time having missed the final two matches however the 27-year-old will not be but again in full coaching.
Jordan Henderson ought to accomplice Kabak on the again with Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold as full-backs.
Klopp will, nonetheless, have midfielder Naby Keita accessible after two months out.
“Naby educated yesterday so we’ve got to see. Naby might have been within the squad v Leipzig (on Tuesday) nevertheless it didn’t make sense as a result of he solely educated twice, then sadly he obtained unwell and couldn’t prepare till yesterday.
“Fab was not in coaching. Nothing actually new. Fab, Milly (James Milner), Diogo (Jota) are getting nearer however not sufficient for the weekend.”
A lot has been fabricated from Thiago and his influence on the group since becoming a member of from Bayern Munich.
Arguments have been made that he’s slowed the tempo of play down, whereas this has been disputed by the likes of ex-Reds midfielder Danny Murphy.
He’s nonetheless their best choice within the center alongside Georgino Wijnaldum and Curtis Jones.
Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah stay one of the best attacking choices with Jota nonetheless out injured.