Can Liverpool beat Everton?

Liverpool to take on Everton in a Premier League action on Sunday at Goodison Park.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is under scrutiny after his side’s poor start to the season, while Everton boss Roberto Martinez host the Reds on the back of a four-game unbeaten run in the Barclays Premier League.

Everton

Last year it was a disastrous season by the Toffees’ standards as they finished 11th in the league table. However, now It seems a big contrast this season as Martinez looks pretty confident to win this game at Goodison Park.

The Toffees have recorded three victories so far, including a game against Chelsea, and three draws, with the help of midfield department consist of Gareth Barry and James McCarthy.

Everton’s recent performances have climbed them up to fifth in the league table also they have been boosted by the return of their winger Gerard Deulofeu, who is expected to earn more first-team place after displaying his form in recent games.

While Romelu Lukaku is in his great form having scored twice in a win over West Bromwich Albion on Monday. He is only four goals away from becoming the fifth Belgian to score 50 goals in Premier League before the age of 23.

Everton are the favourites for this action, but they have only bagged one win over their neighbours in 17 top-flight meetings.

Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers has faced intense criticism for his side claiming just 11 points in the top flight, which includes eight new summer arrivals.

Ever since the Reds lost Luis Suarez last season and Daniel Sturridge to injuries, the Anfield club have struggled to find the same attacking force that makes them to a title challenger in the 2013-14 season.

As a result, the Reds have struggled to put opponents on the backfoot, with lack of ideas – with just seven goals have been scored by Liverpool, they went five games with just three goals in the bag.

The 23-year-old forward Danny Ings has also shown some faith, having scored two goals in last three games in all competitions, but the Reds’ defence remains poor as Rodgers has not yet confident to decide on his best centre-back pair-up.

Injuries have also remain a problem for the Merseysiders as they currently have Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and skipper Jordan Henderson on the medical bench, which is giving Philippe Coutinho a lot of pressure.

Everton possible lineup:

Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway, McCarthy, Barry, Deulofeu, Barkley, Naismith, Lukaku

Liverpool possible lineup:

Mignolet, Sakho, Skrtel, Can, Moreno, Lucas, Milner, Clyne, Coutinho, Ings, Sturridge

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