The Merseyside derby is always a cracking match and today’s should be no different, with Liverpool hosting Everton (kick-off 12.30pm).

The Reds are fourth in the League, but have played two more games than fifth-placed Manchester United, so a win today is essential.

In Liverpool’s last game – against Manchester City – the otherwise excellent Adam Lallana missed a gilt-edged chance to put them ahead: he and his team will have to be more clinical to see off an on-form Everton.