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

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Everton defence could have a very busy game

Right back: Seamus Coleman

Everton side are going through a rough patch and the heat of poor results would’ve been felt in the dressing room as well. Shoulders could’ve dropped, confidence could’ve been shattered and in such circumstances, it is the senior leaders of the team who need to step up and set an example.

Coleman’s experience and leadership will be very important in the game. Defensively, he has to neutralize the threat of Mane and keep up with the pacey Senegalese.

Centre back: Michael Keane

Michael Keane has featured in every Premier League game and played every single minute so far. He has managed to keep himself injury free amid the flurry of injuries which deserves some praise. The former Burnley man will be the leader in defence and will have the job to stop Salah from cutting inside and stopping Jota.

The 28 year old has been crucial for Everton and will have to bring his A-game to stop the Liverpool attack.

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Centre back: Ben Godfrey

With Mina ruled out, Ben Godfrey will partner Keane in the heart of the defence for the fourth consecutive game. The former Norwich City man’s aggression and brilliant recovery pace will be highly useful against a pacey front three of Liverpool.

Left back: Lucas Digne

Lucas Digne is set to have a tricky evening as he battles Salah on the left flank. The Egyptian can run riot around the goal area and the first obstacle will be Digne. The Frenchman will have to position himself smartly for negating the threat of Salah.

Digne cannot afford to ride forward too often and leaving space for the 29 year old to exploit. The former PSG defender will have to find the right balance in going forward to support the attack and staying back to track Salah.