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Everton and Liverpool face off in the first Merseyside derby of the season at Goodison Park this Wednesday night, with the two teams in very different veins of form. Everton boss Rafa Benitez, formerly of Liverpool, has seen his team pick up just one point from their last six Premier League games, while Jurgen Klopp's side have been very impressive of late. Stay with us for all the build-up to Everton vs Liverpool and then updates from the match itself.

Everton vs Liverpool LIVE SCORE: 0-2

This is the start of our Everton vs Liverpool live blog, with updates from this highly anticipated Merseyside derby following on from here. As always, the entries nearest the top are the most recent ones.


Godfrey pushed forward and lost the ball, which allowed Liverpool to spring a counter-attack, with Henderson playing a pass for Salah to run on to. The Egyptian then kept his composure and guided a curled effort into the top left corner. Everton 0-2 Liverpool.

Minute 17: Great defending by Alexander-Arnold

Richarlison's cross from the right. seemed destined for Demarai Gray in the six-yard box, but Alexander-Arnold got there to make a vital clearance.


Jordan Henderson has given Liverpool the lead at Goodison Park. Andy Robertson got forward from left-back and cut the ball back to the edge of the box, where Henderson opened up his body to send a left-footed shot into the corner of the net. Everton 0-1 Liverpool.

Minute 3: Salah fires over

Diogo Jota intercepted Andros Townsend's pass deep inside the Everton half and then sent in a first-time cross, which Salah fired over from close range. Liverpool could easily have been 2-0 up just a few minutes into this match.

Minute 2: Matip misses a great chance

Joel Matip found himself with acres of space after a Liverpool corner, but he could only guide his header wide of the post. He really should have scored.

20:15 GMT: Minute 1

Liverpool have kicked things off here at Goodison Park. Stay with us for updates from Everton vs Liverpool.

20:00 GMT: Liverpool's trolling begins

Liverpool fans are bellowing out the name of Rafa Benitez, who was in charge of the club between 2004 and 2010, in what is likely a tongue-in-cheek chant designed to wind up the Everton fans.

19:25 GMT: Liverpool's line-up

Jurgen Klopp has made one change from the Liverpool side that beat Southampton 4-0 last weekend, with Joel Matip coming in for Ibrahima Konate.

Liverpool's starting line-up (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara; Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane.

19:15 GMT: Everton's line-up

Rafa Benitez has been able to bring Richarlison and Demarai Gray back into the XI, with the Brazilian suspended for the loss at Brentford last weekend and the Englishman only fit enough for the bench in that game.

Everton's starting line-up (4-4-2): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey, Lucas Digne; Andros Townsend, Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Demarai Gray; Richarlison, Solomon Rondon.

18:45 GMT: Unity between supporters

Everton and Liverpool fans have come together for a good cause, with both sets of supporters stressing that knife-related crime needs to stop in the city.

18:45 GMT: Everton's poor form

Rafa Benitez got off to a great start as Everton boss after his controversial appointment last summer, given his Liverpool past, but the pressure is beginning to mount on the Spaniard after the Toffees' disappointing run of results in the last 10 games.

18:15 GMT: Goodison Park is ready

Everything is prepared at Goodison Park for the 239th Merseyside derby to take place. It should be a full house too, so the atmosphere will be incredible.

17:45 GMT: Late, late drama

Back in December 2016, Sadio Mane broke Everton fans' hearts with a 94th-minte winner for Liverpool at Goodison Park, which came in bizarre circumstances. Liverpool have gone from strength to strength since then, whereas the same cannot be said for their cross-city rivals.

17:15 GMT: Everton vs Liverpool preview

Liverpool travel across Stanley Park on Wednesday evening to face Everton in the season's first Merseyside derby, hoping to continue their title challenge and keep pace with Premier League leaders Chelsea.

With Chelsea playing away to Claudio Ranieri's Watford at the slightly earlier kick-off time of 19:30 GMT, the Reds might be playing catch-up by the time their second half at Goodison Park gets underway.

Everton are winless in their last six under ex-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, picking up just one point in that time. Benitez was an unpopular appointment to begin with at Goodison and pressure is mounting.

Liverpool, meanwhile, have won four of their last six, including a 4-0 beating of Southampton last time out.

Everton vs Liverpool team news

Controversy is likely to arise as the Toffees welcome Richarlison back from suspension to face Liverpool, with the Brazilian forward having had more than his share of physical encounters with the Reds in the past.

Mason Holgate will miss out, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin won't be returning to the starting XI.

Liverpool are still without Naby Keita, Joe Gomez, Roberto Firmino and others, but Jurgen Klopp has no new absences to worry about.

Everton vs Liverpool predicted line-ups

Everton's predicted line-up (4-4-1-1): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey, Lucas Digne; Andros Townsend, Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Alex Iwobi; Demarai Gray; Richarlison.

Liverpool's predicted line-up (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara; Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane.

Everton vs Liverpool: When does it start?

Liverpool's game away to Everton in the Premier League on Wednesday, December 1 kicks off at 20:15 GMT - local time in England. For viewers in central Europe, that's 21:15. It gets going at 15:15 ET in the United States and 12:15 PT.

Everton vs Liverpool: Where to watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch Everton vs Liverpool on Amazon Prime Video or on Premier Player HD. In the United States, the game can be seen on UNIVERSO or the NBC Sports App and NBCSN.

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