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Liverpool v Everton: Live FA Cup matchday blog

Curtis Jones scored a stunning long-range effort - his first senior goal - to give Liverpool a 1-0 win over Everton in the FA Cup third-round tie at Anfield.

'When's the draw?'

Sunday's 1-0 Merseyside derby victory over Everton at Anfield booked the Reds' place in the next stage of the competition.

Here is everything you need to know about the draw for the fourth round...

When will the draw take place?

The draw will take place at 7.35pm GMT on Monday.

How can I follow the draw live?

The draw will be broadcast live on BBC One in the UK.

What ball number do I need to look out for?

The Reds will be ball number 12 in the draw.

When will the fourth-round tie be played?

All fourth-round matches are scheduled to take place between January 24-27. Full fixture and ticket details will be announced on in due course.

Curtis Jones' reaction

Match-winner Curtis Jones revealed post-game he had been suffering from illness in the build-up.

He explained: “The gaffer’s strong on not showing when you’re hurt and showing when things are tough so I think it was only right that I didn’t show that I was ill. I’m glad I didn’t because I went out there and I put in a shift for the team. I’m just happy that we came away with the win and I’m looking forward to the next round.”

On his stunning strike - his first senior goal - he added: “I think for me, being a young lad, a local lad and playing for the team that I love and the fans that I love, it’s massive. I go out there and try to take every opportunity that I get, and every game that I play I will always try to give my best. That’s what I tried to do today and I was fortunate enough to top it off with a great goal as people would say.”

'It was outstanding, I loved it'

Jürgen Klopp delivered his assessment of Liverpool's 1-0 FA Cup third-round win over Everton in his post-match press conference at Anfield.

"I saw a sensationally good performance of a not-very-experienced team with a lot of players for them the first time playing on this kind of stage, in front of this crowd, against the opponent," he said. "It was outstanding, I loved it, I loved each second of this game.

"It was a bit too wild in the first half, that’s completely normal; if you try to show respect to our principles, it can happen that it gets a bit wild. But, football-wise in a lot of moments brilliant. Defensive-wise, organisation-wise, the press, the counter-press, absolutely incredible. And then we scored this goal."

To read the manager's post-match comments in full, click here.

'Super, outstanding'

Jürgen Klopp was full of praise for Takumi Minamino's performance on his Liverpool debut.

The Japan international made his first appearance for the Reds by playing 70 minutes before being replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Asked for his assessment of his display, Jürgen Klopp said: “Super, outstanding. Exactly the player we wanted, exactly the player we wished for.

“Your first game in a team you don’t know, if it’s a settled team it’s already difficult – this team we threw more or less on the pitch with two sessions together. And then showing this kind of game understanding, football skills are exceptional, attitude is outstanding, led the chasing pack so often in different situations, which I loved.

“He didn’t look tired, but because we don’t know him that long we just wanted to save him a little bit, so took him off. It was a nice add-on to have Oxlade back, he looked pretty lively when he came on. He trained only one day, two days now, and that’s why he didn’t start. Super."

James Milner injury update

The one sour note on an otherwise hugely enjoyable evening for Liverpool was an early injury to James Milner, which forced him from the field after just nine minutes of play.

The vice-skipper will now undergo further assessment by the club's medical team to determine the extent of the problem.

Jürgen Klopp addressed the issue in his post-match press conference, saying: “Two players started the last game and one of them got injured, so that’s the situation we are in. That’s why a lot of managers make a lot of changes; it’s nothing to do with the cup, it’s the timing.

“[Milner] has pain, that says it’s serious. It’s [his] muscle.”

Here's how Opta recorded today's game...

Full Time

Liverpool 1-0 Everton

It's all over and Liverpool win the Merseyside derby with Everton at Anfield to move into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Curtis Jones' stunning effort in the 71st minute was the difference as a young Reds side record victory over the Blues.


A half-chance for the Blues, but Kean hoists Sidibe's centre well over the bar.


Three minutes of added time to be played...


Oxlade-Chamberlain stings the palms of Pickford with a trademark thumper from the edge of the box.



Changes for both teams - Brewster on for Elliott for the Reds and Bernard on for Walcott for the Blues.


Adrian punches a corner clear towards the edge of the area, where Schneiderlin drills it back and over the bar.


It's almost 2-0 but Pickford keeps out Oxlade-Chamberlain's reverse drive towards his near post.



GOAL!!!!!!!!!! CURTIS JONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow. Just wow.

Liverpool are in front and it's a worldie from Curtis Jones.

He collects the ball on the edge of the box, shifts it onto his right and sends a dipping shot into the top corner over Pickford.

His first senior goal and what an effort.

Get in!



Here is that change and Oxlade-Chamberlain takes the place of Minamino, who has had a very solid debut.


Origi's effort from range almost catches Pickford by surprise, but the 'keeper pushes it around the base of the post.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is being readied to enter the action.



A double change for Everton sees Kean and Delph come on for Sigurdsson and Coleman.


Liverpool are forcing the initative in the second half. Elliott has a low shot deflected behind.


Yellow Card

Elliott spins Digne but is pulled back by the Everton man, who goes into the book.


Williams strides into space on the corner of the box and lets fly. Pickford has to gather at the second attempt.


Sidibe shoulders off a corner in the direction of Schneiderlin, who blasts well over the crossbar from the edge of the box.


Back under way...

Everton re-start the game at Anfield.

Here's the story of the first half, as told by Opta numbers...

Half Time

Liverpool 0-0 Everton

The tie is goalless at the midway point.

Everton have been foiled by Adrian on a handful of occasions, while Jordan Pickford produced a fine save to deny Divock Origi.


Two half-chances for Everton as Williams recovers to deny Richarlison a clear strike on goal before Sidibe's cross deflects onto the head of the Blues forward and over the bar


Two minutes of added time to be played at the end of the first half.



A lovely reverse pass from Elliott gives Origi the chance to control and shoot.

He's denied by a fine fingertip save from Pickford.


Calvert-Lewin drags a low shot wide of the post after Liverpool gave the ball away inisde their own half.


Everton flash a corner across the six-yard box. Mina gets a touch, but it sails well wide of the far post.



Jones swings the ball in from the left and it just evades both Minamino and Elliott by a fraction.


Lovely skill from Jones to spin away from two and create a shooting chance, but he drags it wide of the near post.


Walcott slings the ball in from deep, but Calvert-Lewin can't connect properlywith a spectacular looking diving header.


Lallana shifts the ball onto his left foot and shoots a couple of feet wide of the far post.



Another good opening for the Blues, but Adrian does superbly to keep out Richarlison's low drive from Walcott's centre.


Williams has a shot deflected behind after Everton cleared a corner to the edge of the area.


Lallana has a whack from distance, but it rises over the bar.


Coleman clears AS Williams' cross almost finds Origi.



Another chance for the Blues as Holgate meets Sigurdsson's free-kick, but plants his header straight at Adrian.



And Milner's day is done. He can't shake off the knock and Larouci is on to replace him.


A huge concern for Liverpool here as Milner is down and looks like he can't continue.



The first chance of the game falls Everton's way as Adrian keeps out Calvert-Lewin's low crack towards goal.

Sidibe's follow-up is blocked by Gomez.


Almost a chance for Sidibe, but he can't bring a driven cross into the area under control and Milner - who is operating at left-back - smacks clear.


Off we go...

Takumi Minamino kicks the game off and we're under way.

Come on you Reds!


Here come the teams...


Warming up...

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The Reds will once again proudly display the FIFA Champions Badge on their shirts today...


Klopp on team selection

The manager has spoken about his starting XI ahead of kick-off at Anfield...

"We trust the boys 100 per cent and what I wanted today was a team who is 100 per cent excited about the opportunity. I don't think there is any team in world football who want to play this game more than this team today.

"Adam Lallana and James Milner want to play football at four o'clock in the morning or at midnight or whatever, they always want to play football, and all the other guys, for them it is a big, big, big opportunity and I really like that.

"It's nice, it's not too experienced, but all the good things the boys are responsible for and if one or two things don't work out then it's my responsibility, easy as that. I hope they feel that freedom and go for it."


Here come the lads...


 A peek behind the red doors...



Takumi Minamino makes his Liverpool debut today. 

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The team sheet is in and it shows a debut for Takumi Minamino in attack and nine changes for the Reds.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back in the squad after recovering from injury and is on the bench.

Liverpool: Adrian, Milner, Gomez, Phillips, Williams, Lallana, Chirivella, Jones, Elliott, Minamino, Origi.

Subs: Kelleher, Mane, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Brewster, Hoever, Larouci.


Stage set


Anfield looking glorious on derby day


Minamino meets the Reds

So, as we await news on whether Minamino will make his Liverpool debut today, take a look at the Japan international's first training session with his teammates, on Tuesday, below...


Words from the boss

"We see the game as opportunity. We know what our supporters expect. No Liverpool side can ever have less desire than the opponent - this is not allowed," writes Klopp in today's matchday programme.

"We go into this game today with complete confidence in our ability. We always focus on our own strengths while respecting the opponents. We will be on the front foot. We will channel the intensity to benefit our own approach. We will take all the positive energy this unique fixture brings.

"Our supporters will know their importance also. There is no team talk required for the Kop on days like this. They know their job. We will give all we have to make this an occasion to enjoy."


Inside Anfield

Watch unseen and behind-the-scenes footage from our last outing in the video below...


Stat attack

  • This will be the 25th meeting between the clubs in this competition, making it the most-played fixture in FA Cup history.
  • The Reds are looking for a fourth successive home win over Everton for the first time since 1937.
  • James Milner celebrated his birthday on Saturday and if he scores, the No.7 will become the fifth-oldest player ever to score against the Blues in a Merseyside derby.
  • Divock Origi has scored five goals in six appearances against Everton and three times in his last two appearances against the Blues at Anfield. 


Missing Men

Virgil van Dijk made a dream start to his Anfield career when he scored a late winner on debut in a 2-1 triumph over Everton, but can you remember the rest of the team from that 2018 FA Cup tie?

Click the graphic to reveal the answers.


TV channels and live coverage details

Today's match will be shown live on BBC One in the UK.

Extended highlights will be available on LFCTV GO from 12pm on Monday.

You can listen to the game live with our free audio commentary service and follow the build-up, action and reaction as it happens right here.

For Reds fans outside of the UK, global TV listings for the game can be found here.


Wondering why it's a 4.01pm GMT kick-off?

Today's match will be delayed by one minute as part of an initiative across the third round to raise awareness of mental health.

The Heads Up campaign was launched by the Football Association and Heads Together last year with the aim to use the influence and popularity of football to tackle stigma and drive conversation on mental health.

Heads Up activities are running throughout the 2019-20 season, across all levels of the game in England, and the FA Cup final will be dedicated to the campaign in May.

Fans are encouraged to ‘Take a Minute’ to think about looking after their own mental health and that of others, with the pause designed to raise awareness of the positive impact 60 seconds of support can have as a first step.


Speedo Mick to attend today's game

This is an unusual sentence to type: An Everton supporter wearing just swimming trunks will be sitting in the home end this afternoon.

Indeed, Micheal Cullen – known as Speedo Mick – is taking a break from his fundraising mission to walk the length of Britain in order to attend the cup tie.

The 55-year-old, who is raising money for community projects for disadvantaged young people, has been given a ticket from the club's Red Neighbours allocation and spoke to us about his trek.

He said: "I'm an Evertonian and I want Liverpool to lose every game. But some things transcend football and this type of stuff should do. This just seems to bring fans together. 

"It's not just Liverpool fans but loads of other fans across the country. They just get the quirkiness and they love it. 

"But the Liverpool fans have been fantastic because there is a massive rivalry there and they've set it aside for little old me in a pair of knickers! It's what the city is about. 

"They've shown me a load of love and donated thousands of pounds. The Liverpool fans have been doing this since I started. I hope we win but the fans are fab. 

"I think [I'm] about 20 rows back. I'm hoping Jürgen will pop along and stick a tenner in my knickers! You never know, he might do if he gets to hear about it."



LFC Women return to action today with a trip to Brighton, while there's a big game for LFC U23s this afternoon, too.

Keep an eye on for reports from both fixtures later.


Who's in charge today?

Referee: Jonathan Moss

Assistants: Dan Cook, Marc Perry

Fourth official: Martin Atkinson

VAR: Chris Kavanagh

Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes


Team news

Here's what we know already ahead of official confirmation later this afternoon...

Takumi Minamino could make his Liverpool debut, with Klopp considering the prospect of selecting the former Salzburg man at Anfield.

“Takumi is here and had three sessions with the team now, that’s not so much. But it’s football still,” the boss said.

Naby Keita will not play against Everton due to the injury he sustained during the warm-up for the win over Sheffield United, but Klopp plans to include Rhian Brewster in his squad after the striker returned to training following an ankle issue.

Fabinho (ankle), Dejan Lovren (muscle), Joel Matip (knee), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (ankle) and Xherdan Shaqiri (hamstring) are all likely to miss the second derby of the season.

Meanwhile, Bernard and Fabian Delph (both knee) will undergo fitness checks for Everton ahead of the match, but Morgan Schneiderlin is set to be available.

Alex Iwobi (hamstring) is out for the visitors, along with long-term absentees Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin.


Last time out

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane saw Liverpool beat Sheffield United 2-0 on Thursday to restore their 13-point advantage at the top of the Premier League. Watch the highlights of the fine win below...


Today's matchday programme cover...


Adrian interview

We caught up with the Liverpool goalkeeper at Melwood on Friday as he outlined his ambition to create further lifelong memories with the Reds.

The UEFA Super Cup hero said: "We are still living the dream everyone started working on a few years ago.

"We need to enjoy it because we are in great momentum, but we need to keep our feet on the floor. We know we are a long time until we finish the season.

"Obviously, we want another trophy, to keep going in the Champions League and to start well in the FA Cup.

"There are many competitions ahead and the most important thing right now is to be together like a good family and fight for everything. We want to fight for all the games we have in front of us."


Klopp's preview

Jürgen Klopp previewed the showdown by answering questions from journalists at Melwood on Friday afternoon. Catch up with what he had to say below...


Important information for fans attending

Both clubs and Merseyside Police have issued important stadium access information for Anfield.

Due to the increased capacity of visiting fans from 2,900 at a Premier League game to 7,900 at an FA Cup tie, a number of changes are being made to entry points for both home and away fans. 

LFC fans are advised that Anfield Road will be closed to home supporters between the Shankly Gates and Disabled Entrance, Gate 4. Fans will be able to access the Sir Kenny Dalglish car park via Stanley Park/Dalia Walk. Turnstiles S and 96 Avenue can be accessed via Mill Lane/Dalia Walk.

Fans are also advised that the Family Fan Park on Anfield Road will be closed - alternative pre-match entertainment and facilities will be available in Paisley Square for supporters four hours before kick-off.

Click here for more information.


Did you know?

As the Reds kick off their FA Cup campaign today, they will become the first team in English top-flight history to play in five different competitions in as little as 27 days.


How the last derby played out

A superb attacking display saw the Reds beat their local rivals 5-2 in the Premier League last month. Relive that excellent night in the video below...


Good morning!

Another Merseyside derby awaits us as Everton make the short trip over Stanley Park for a third-round encounter in the FA Cup.

Stay with us throughout the day for the best of the build-up, action and reaction from Anfield.

Let's do this.