Liverpool will hope to arrest a slump in form when they host Everton in the Premier League in Monday night’s Merseyside derby.
The Reds endured a poor first half in the defeat at Wolves, conceding twice in the opening quarter of the game before the Wanderers grabbed another late on to send Jurgen Klopp and co off from Molineux with a 3-0 loss.
They’ll face an Everton side boosted by the arrival of Sean Dyche as manager and their 1-0 win over Premier League leaders Arsenal.
GK: Alisson – Had a few sharp stops to make to prevent Liverpool’s loss at Wolves becoming any more embarrassing.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – Has struggled to post the usually incredible attacking numbers he does from right back, managing only a goal and an assist in the Premier League so far.
CB: Joel Matip – Scored an own goal and had some nightmarish moments against Wolves. With Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate out injured, Klopp has few alternatives.
CB: Joe Gomez – Was caught off guard for all three of Wolves’ goals. Could do with a commading display.
LB: Andy Robertson – Is as industrious as ever on the left and has the most league assists for Liverpool this season with five.
CM: Jordan Henderson – Henderson will be tasked with battling an Everton midfield that stifled Arsenal so effectively.
CM: Stefan Bajcetic – Continues to impress by mopping up loose possession and breaking up play, which is handy considering Fabinho’s struggles this year.
CM: Naby Keita – Has started a few games recently and may be included again with doubts over Thiago’s fitness. Has only played against Everton three times previously.
RW: Mohamed Salah – Now without a goal in five games and has struggled to find fluidity alongside Nunez and Gakpo in attacking areas. Scored twice in a 4-1 win over Everton in December 2021.
ST: Darwin Nunez – The human wrecking ball that is Uruguayan striker Nunez will be praying his fortunes in front of goal change soon. Had five shots against Wolves, the joint most alongside Keita.
LW: Cody Gakpo – Has provoked some speculation over his move to Liverpool in January with some anonymous performances. Struggling to make an impact in an already lacklustre Reds side.