Everton v Liverpool: Live matchday blog
The 233rd Merseyside derby ended goalless for a second successive season at Goodison Park, with Liverpool unable to turn their dominance into goals.
Jürgen Klopp's verdict
The manager discussed Liverpool's goalless draw with Everton at Goodison Park and its impact upon the Reds' title ambitions in his post-match press conference.
Click here to read what Klopp had to say.
JK: “We just have to keep going, that’s what we will do. For today, I’ve felt worse after a draw actually because I’ve learned to respect results.”
JK: “It’s a point, let’s carry on. We have to play a lot of games and the only way you can win something is to stay calm but lively… and believe in your chance.”
Jürgen Klopp has arrived for his post-match press conference.
“The good thing is we are in the fight, that’s really good news. My feeling is more and more that we are really prepared for it.”
Jürgen Klopp: "We have to take the sitauton as it is. We talk about a free-flowing Liverpool side the other day and next we have Burnley at Anfield. Only 400 yards away from here but a completely different game. We have to show stability and fight for the result."
Jordan Henderson, also speaking to Sky Sports: "We are disappointed because we wanted to come here and get three points, but we knew it would be tough and frantic. I felt we created enough chances to win. We defended well but we are disappointed because we want to win every game. We just need to be a bit more clinical."
Virgil van Dijk, speaking to Sky Sports: "Of course [we are disappointed]. We deserved the three points and it says a lot that they are celebrating. We had chances to win the game and did not finish them off. We go again. It is time to recover and be ready for the next game. We focus on our next game, everyone wants to be top of the league and we cannot change the situation at the moment."
And here's how the table now looks...
The story of the game in Opta stats...
Everton 0-0 Liverpool
The Merseyside derby ends goalless at Goodison Park for a second successive season.
The Reds dominated possession and had the game's better chances, but failed to take them.
It means Liverpool remain second in the table, a point behind Manchester City after 29 games.
Three minutes of added time to be played...
Everton win a free-kick right on the corner of the box after a challenge by Alexander-Arnold on Bernard.
A half-chance for the Reds following a scramble in the Everton box, but no-one is able to get a shot away.
Lallana replaces Mane for the final moments.
Matip meets Alexander-Arnold's corner but he misjudges his header and sends it wide.
Alisson has to beat a Gomes cross to safety.
Van Dijk is then needed to produce a challenge to thwart Bernard on the edge of the box as Everton threaten.
Fabinho is booked for a trip on Gomes.
Final change for Everton sees Andre Gomes take the place of Schneiderlin.
Robertson is booked for a challenge on Richarlison
Calvert-Lewin makes way for Tosun for the Blues.
Calvert-Lewin makes way for Tosun for the Blues.
Everton break and Bernard isn't too far away from meeting Richarlison's low cross.
Another Liverpool break and another promising position, but Salah's clipped effort is too tame to trouble Pickford.
Fabinho looks set to score from Van Dijk's nod back across goal. Digne makes a last-ditch tackle to deny him from six yards out.
Another Liverpool counter sees Milner's effort deflected over the crossbar.
Liverpool break and Firmino clips a ball to the back post where Mane is lurking; however, he can't direct his header on goal.
Here is the double change and it sees Wijnaldum and Origi make way for Milner and Firmino.
Roberto Firmino, too.
James Milner is being prepared for Liverpool.
Everton make the first change of the game with Richarlison replacing Walcott.
Matip prods the ball through and Salah goes bounding down on goal once again. This time, he's thwarted by a brilliant challenge from Keane just as he was about to pull the trigger.
Origi tries an effort similar to his goal against Watford the other night, but this time he sends it wide of the near post.
Alexander-Arnold bends a free-kick towards the bottom corner from range, but it's claimed by Pickford.
Everton's first chance of the game as Calvert-Lewin heads a corner down into the ground and towards the corner of goal, but Alisson springs upwards to grasp the ball.
Here we go again...
Liverpool re-start the game at Goodison.
What are the odds?
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The story of the first half, as told by Opta stats...
Everton 0-0 Liverpool
The first half concludes at Goodison Park without a goal.
Liverpool have dominated so far, with Jordan Pickford denying Mohamed Salah in a one-on-one situation in the Reds' best chance so far.
Walcott slices over Alisson's near post from an angle.
Superb run from Salah down the right and into the area. Wijnaldum can't get a shot away from his pass, however.
Big chance for Liverpool as Fabinho sends Salah speeding into the area. He tries to slip it under Pickford, but the goalkeeper makes a block.
It breaks for Henderson; however, Schneiderlin blocks his effort in the area.
Robertson needs to beat Walcott to Bernard's low delivery into the box.
Mane almost - almost - steals in to reach Keane's header back to Pickford.
Salah makes space for a shot by twisting and turning on the right of the box, but his eventual effort is too close to Pickford.
Brilliant diagonal pass from Henderson picks out Salah's dart into the area; however, Keane gets a toe to the ball to clear.
Half a chance for Liverpool as Henderson's cross towards Origi bounces across the six-yard box, but Pickford reaches it before Salah can get there.
Liverpool get themselves in a mess at the back and Van Dijk has to clear from Sigurdsson's low cross into the six -yard box. Sloppy from the Reds, there.
Coleman's ball into the box is plucked out of the air by Alisson.
Walcott sees yellow first for a challenge on Origi.
Digne's long throw into the box is thumped away by Van Dijk. Everton work it back into the area, but Walcott can't control to get a shot in on goal.
Typically frenetic opening to the game at Goodison, with Liverpool seeing more of the ball in the early stages.
And we're off...
The 233rd Merseyside derby is up and running as Everton start the game.
Come on you Reds!
Here come the teams...
Opta predict the sides will line up like so...
Inside the dressing room...
Klopp on team selection
The boss has been speaking to Sky Sports about why Henderson has been brought in to the starting XI and Firmino is on the bench.
"Millie just felt a little bit his hamstring. If Millie gives a warning sign… I think he would have been fine but the last two days he felt it still. So there is no reason for risk, especially when we have options on the bench, which we had in the last game. Hendo is a very, very important player for us, so it's good he can be back.
"Bobby trained yesterday and it looked really good, so he is on the bench because he could be an option. I didn't think it was necessary to bring him immediately after the good game we played on Wednesday. We'll try it like this. We have very good options, that's important."
One change for the Reds at Goodison Park as Jordan Henderson replaces James Milner in the starting line-up. Roberto Firmino is on the bench following an ankle injury.
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Origi.
Subs: Mignolet, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Sturridge, Lallana, Shaqiri.
As for every Reds game, we'll be providing live commentary for free today on Liverpoolfc.com - the legendary Steve Hunter will be joined by John Aldridge and you can listen in by clicking here.
The Great Dane Jan Molby is in the LFCTV studio this afternoon and he's predicting a 2-0 win for Liverpool at Goodison Park.
We'd take that!
Robbo 10-6 Trent
The assist competition between Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold this season went into overdrive on Wednesday night as the full-backs racked up five between them. Here's how the battle has unfolded so far...
On this day...
A year ago today, Liverpool claimed three points with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United. Goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane did the damage at Anfield - watch highlights below.
Jagielka: We know what it means
Everton skipper Phil Jagielka firmly believes nothing that's gone before - either this season, or in Merseyside derby history - will have an impact on what unfolds this afternoon.
He wrote in the official matchday programme: "On derby day past history counts for nothing. It's all about standing up to be counted and knowing exactly what this game means to the supporters - and not just the 40,000 inside Goodison but every Evertonian around the world watching and listening."
How it stands
Manchester City's win at Bournemouth on Saturday saw the champions go two points clear of the Reds ahead of today's game, but Liverpool can of course reclaim top spot with victory at Goodison Park.
Here is how the top four looks in the Premier League at present...
The stage is set...
Silva: A special game
Everton boss Marco Silva is calling on the hosts to repeat their performance at Anfield earlier in the season in today's return meeting.
"We all know how this is a special game with its own tradition and unique significance," he writes in his matchday programme notes.
"It is important to us as a team and it is important to our fans. A good result to give our fans a good feeling is what we have been working hard over the past several days to achieve since our game on Tuesday evening in Cardiff.
"When we played at Anfield three months ago we showed our quality, bravery and ambition. We showed what we are as a team with a level of performance that meant we deserved more than what we came away with. We hope for a very good game again today with the same level of commitment and performance."
Where will today's derby be won and lost?
We've picked out three duels we reckon could be key at Goodison.
A goal away from history
Mohamed Salah is one goal away from scoring 50 in the Premier League in fewer games than any other player in Liverpool history. This will be his 65th match and the record is currently held by Fernando Torres (72 games).
The Premier League record for reaching 50 in the fewest games for a single club is 66 matches, held by Alan Shearer while he was with Blackburn Rovers.
The time has come for the most important post of matchday*...
It's pretty miserable in Liverpool weather-wise today.
It's been raining here all day and that's set to continue throughout the afternoon, with the temperature rising no higher than 11 degrees.
A warm, waterproof jacket is a must if you're heading to Goodison, then.
*Not necessarily true
Did you know?
Liverpool will set a new club record if they avoid defeat against Everton in Sunday's Merseyside derby.
The Reds are looking to extend their unbeaten run in the league at Goodison Park to a landmark eight games - beating the previous best of seven set between 1913 and 1922.
Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and, of course, Sadio Mane.
They're just a few of the Reds who have scored at Goodison in the Premier League down the years.
Watch every single PL goal we've netted at the home of the Blues below...
If you're off to Goodison today...
Last time out...
Divock's derby day preview
We caught up with the hero of that Anfield meeting with Everton back in December at Melwood on Friday.
Divock Origi marked his second Premier League start of the season with a goal and an impressive 90-minute run-out on the left wing in the midweek 5-0 win over Watford - and our No.27 is ready to make an impact against the Blues again today.
"I think it was a good boost for me," Origi told Liverpoolfc.com, of his display versus the Hornets.
"It’s been a good season for us all and I always said that I wanted to shine my light, so I think having played that game, an important game, and being able to help the team, play my game and show my qualities, I was very happy."
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Like those odds?
Here are the latest match prices from our friends at Bet Victor...
Everton - 11/2
Draw - 16/5
Liverpool - 8/13
Will Firmino be fit?
That question headlined the 'team news' section of the boss' press conference on Friday.
“He was out there in the running [on Thursday] but we have to see how he reacts,” the boss said.
“He is very positive, that’s Bobby’s nature. We have to see. I don’t see any other player – OK, we have maybe two or three more of them – being even in contention for that game after the little problem he had.
“It looks really good but if he will be ready for Sunday, I don’t know in this second.”
Liverpool have no fresh injury concerns to contend with, with Dejan Lovren having returned to training earlier in the week.
First thing's first...
Catch up with Jürgen Klopp's pre-match press conference in full below...
Compare the two teams' PL seasons to date below...
The day of the 233rd Merseyside derby is upon us, with Liverpool making the short trip to Goodison Park to face Everton this afternoon.
A win, remember, would take the Reds back to the top of the Premier League table.
Stick with us for the best rolling coverage of the build-up, action and reaction live from Goodison.