This much anticipated Merseyside Derby will kick-off on the 20th of February, 2021 at 5:30 GMT, 6:30pm Nigerian time.

It's almost two decades since Liverpool lost four consecutive Premier League games, but are on course of doing that if they don't get a result against their Merseyside neighbours. However, this is a team the Reds are unbeaten against in 23 games in all competitions - their longest run against a single club in their history and also a team they haven't lead let lead in any of their last 14 Premier League derbies.

The second fastest goal in a Premier League Merseyside derby (135 seconds) gave Jurgen Klopp's men the lead in the reverse fixture (2-2), but they haven't scored before the break in all of their last four games at Anfield as they're currently enduring a five game winless Premier League run at home (D2, L3) - their worst since 2003.

It is already clear that halftime hoodoo could be  the key to better home form and recalling happy memories of their last meetings here when Everton conceded four first half goals for the first time in this derby since 1935 - this could be the catalyst. The Toffees also conceded first for fourth consecutive game as they lost 3-1 in midweek, a worry considering they have conceded the opener in nine straight Head-to-Heads at Anfield.

The Merseyside Blue club were very clinical in their game against Manchester United, scoring with all three of their shots on target as the game ended in a 3-3 draw - a game that saw them extend their away Premier League unbeaten run to seven games (W5, D2) and has ignited hopes of a first victory at Anfield since 1999; but five goals conceded before the break during that run shows they are still very much vulnerable early on in the game.

Liverpool's Mo Salah have been the Reds first scorer in all of their last three games and briefly gave Liverpool the lead in the reverse fixture. Meanwhile, Everton's Richarlison was sent off in the reverse fixture but has scored between the 35th and 40th minute in two of Everton's previous three games.

Jurgen Klopp will be very sad as his injury list continue to grow with the likes of Fabinho, Joe Gomez and Diogo Jota suffering from Ankle injuries meanwhile Joel Matip, James Milner and long term absentee, Virgil van Dijk all suffering from Knee injuries.

For Carlo Ancelotti, Joe Gbamin and Yerry Mina are the only absentees with both suffering from Calf  injuries and will both miss this game.

This Merseyside Derby will see Chris Kavanagh as the centre referee

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