Everton predicted lineup vs Liverpool: Three changes as Rafa Benitez shuffles shape to 4-3-3

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Last time Everton hosted Liverpool at Goodison, the game ended in 2-2 draw

The Merseyside derby is one of the fiercest rivalries in English Football. A city turns into a war zone with the red and blue half of Merseyside thirsty for bragging rights. Historically, Liverpool has enjoyed greater success in the derbies, managing 95 wins in 238 game whereas Everton have secured 67 wins and 76 have ended in a draw.

Over the past decade, the Reds have been far the dominant side. However, in the latest turn of results, there appears to be a spark of hope for Everton. The Toffees are unbeaten in the last three derbies and secured their first win since 2010.

The Merseyside Derby comes at a time when the chips for Everton. Pressure is mounting on Rafa Benitez and the team after their back to back failures on the pitch. The Royal Blues have taken just two points in the last seven Premier League fixtures. Benitez has highlighted the importance of getting a result in the derby.

Everton continues to remain without the services of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yerry Mina and Tom Davies. Andre Gomes has joined the first team training but he may still not feature on Wednesday as he lacks match fitness.

Everton predicted lineup vs Liverpool

Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford

Jordan Pickford will have a big task on his hands. The strike force of Diogo Jota, Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane can give real trouble to Pickford and he might have a very busy game. The Englishman hardly put a foot wrong against Brentford and was unlucky to have conceded via a penalty. Everton’s defence will have to be at their best if Pickford is to stand a chance to keep a clean sheet.