Liverpool can close the gap to Premier League leaders Manchester City to just two points with victory over Merseyside rivals Everton at Anfield.

The Reds are bidding for their 11th league victory in a so far unbeaten campaign but, by Jurgen Klopp’s admission, face the strongest Toffees side of the German’s tenure.

Everton sit sixth going into the game and there is a genuine sense of optimism among Blues that they can spring a surprise at the home of their nearest and dearest.

But who will come out on top?

You can follow all the action LIVE right here on Mirror Football.

Teams

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri, Firmino, Mane, Salah

Everton: Pickford, Digne, Keane, Coleman, Mina, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Bernard, Richarlison, Walcott

30 minsSTATS

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30 minsminute by minute

Firmino tries his luck from 25 yards with a curling right-footed effort, but Pickford is well positioned to easily claim the strike.

28 minsminute by minute

The home side win a corner from the right which is delivered by Alexander-Arnold. The delivery is overhit but Fabinho is able to retrieve the loose ball and send in back into the penalty area. Once again however, Keane is able to clear the danger.

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27 minsminute by minute

Digne’s corner from the left is deep into the Liverpool penalty area. Keane rises highest to meet it but his header doesn’t trouble Alisson.

25 minsminute by minute

Fabinho finds space around 10 yards outside of the Everton box and opts to chip a pass in behind towards Salah. The Egyptian nods the ball down for Firmino but Digne and Keane are quickly onto the Brazilian to win the ball back.

23 minsminute by minute

The away side have had a couple of good opportunities thus far in the game and are starting to grow in confidence and cause Liverpool a few problems.

21 minsminute by minute

HUGE CHANCE! How has that not gone in? Bernard floats a ball in from the left towards the back post where Walcott is waiting to nod the ball back towards the penalty spot towards Gomes. From a couple of yards, Gomes’ header is fantastically saved by Alisson before Gomez then somehow hooks the ball off the line with Richarlison lurking. Incredible!

19 minsminute by minute

Alexander-Arnold’s ball down the right is perfect for Salah to chase and the Egyptian is able to cut back and slide the ball into Firmino. From the left side of the penalty area, Firmino’s left-footed strike goes well wide of Pickford’s far post.

17 minsminute by minute

There was almost an opening for Richarlison but his just lost his footing at the crucial moment. Bernard drove forward with the ball down the left wing before slotting the ball inside and into Richarlison. The Brazilian, from inside the box, took the ball beyond Gomez but just slipped before he could get his shot away.

15 minsminute by minute

The home side have really grown into the game over the last 10 minutes and are starting to dominate proceedings.

15 minsSTATS

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13 minsminute by minute

CHANCE! Salah receives the ball from Robertson on the edge of the Everton penalty area and flicks it in behind Mina. Mane gets to the pass first but his left-footed volley flies over the bar. Big let off for the visitors.

11 minsminute by minute

From the right, Shaqiri floats in a dangerous cross towards the back post but it is slightly too long for Mane to reach.

10 minsminute by minute

Shaqiri drives at the Everton midfield in the middle of the park and is able to find Mane in space. The attacker looks to dink the ball over Digne and into the path of Salah, but it is slightly overhit and goes behind for a goal-kick.

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8 minsminute by minute

Mane and Fabinho combine well down the left-hand side before Firmino picks up the loose ball and slides it to his right where Alexander-Arnold is making a bursting run. The Englishman looks to whip his cross into the path of Salah, but Keane covers well and concedes a corner. The resulting corner comes to nothing.

6 minsminute by minute

Alisson looks to launch the ball long for Salah to chase down the right wing, but Mina is able to get something on it and divert it back to Pickford.

4 minsminute by minute

CHANCE! Bernard looks to cut inside of Alexander-Arnold but is fouled by the young defender. Digne’s whipped delivery from the left is perfect for Mina to attack, but his header from 8 yards out goes wide of Alisson’s far post.

2 minsminute by minute

Alexander-Arnold looks to launch a long ball over the top down the right-hand side of the field. Pickford beats Salah to the loose ball buts slices his clearance and concedes a corner. The hosts take a short corner from the left and begin to work the ball around.

1 minsminute by minute

Kick-off! Everton get the game underway.

The teams are out and kick-off will soon be upon us here at Anfield.

This is the 232nd meeting between Liverpool and Everton in all competitions. The Reds are unbeaten in each of their last 17 matches against the Toffees.

Liverpool will be aiming to keep the pressure on Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table following their unbeaten start to the campaign. A win today will ensure that the Reds stay only two points behind. Everton, meanwhile, have enjoyed a bright start to this Premier League season and three points this afternoon could see them maintain their push for a top five spot.

The home side make two changes from their side that beat Watford last time out. Fabinho replaces the suspended Henderson whilst Gomez returns to the defence. Everton, on the other hand, are unchanged from their victory against Cardiff.

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EVERTON SUBS: Maarten Stekelenburg, Kurt Zouma, Leighton Baines, Tom Davies, Ademola Lookman, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Cenk Tosun.

LIVERPOOL SUBS: Simon Mignolet, Joel Matip, Alberto Moreno, James Milner, Naby Keita, Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge.

EVERTON (4-2-3-1): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne; Andre Gomes, Idrissa Gueye; Theo Walcott, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Bernard; Richarlison.

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