This one sees the Reds in third place in the league with 66 points and flying high after crushing Manchester City 3-0 in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg earlier in the week.
Ashley Williams is set to return from a suspension for the game.
Jurgen Klopp’s side delivered an impressive first half display, scoring all three goals past the red-hot Citizens within 19 minutes at Anfield.
Before that Sam Allardyce’s charges had chalked up back-to-back wins over Brighton and Stoke City to give themselves the slimmest of chances of qualifying for next season’s Europa league via the league standings.
And despite their healthy league position, that means there is little scope for taking their foot off the pedal when they travel to Goodison Park.
Apart from anything else, their supporters would not tolerate it.
The only negative to come from that spectacular performance was top-scorer Mohamed Salah limping off through injury – and with the vital second leg to come, he’s unlikely to be risked. “Until Farhad rings me up and says I’m not wanted I’ll carry on doing my job”.
“It’s not that it’s something really important, football is just what we make it”.
“I hope we can go through the game without that”. So let’s see what happens.
He said: “I can not make Mo available because it’s a derby”. If he is a doubt, he will not be involved. That victory back in October 2010 at Goodison is a long time ago now while Everton have been shown more red cards (14) in this fixture than any other match-up in Premier League history. When pressed on Danny Ings having never started under Klopp – he suggested it might be a good moment for the player.
He hasn’t performed too badly in terms of results, with eight wins from his 20 games as manager so far. “That’s great for me”, he said.
Still, one pencil-necked poindexter in the room at Big Sam’s Friday press conference had the temerity to ask whether a victory in the derby would go some way to winning over some of the Everton chieftain’s doubters.
No matter at what level of football you play, derby day is the one of the best days on the calendar for us football fans.
“We have now a problem to find players for Saturday, and everyone’s telling us it’s the most important game of the year, and that’s quite hard”.
Allardyce stated: “We tried to attack Manchester City and before we knew it we were two-nil down”.
17-year-old Camacho was signed from City two years back and Reds legend Steven Gerrard has tipped him for a bring future, with great potential to be an attacking wing back.