Liverpool vs Everton on Sunday, May 5th at 1:30 pm

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Liverpool vs Everton on Sunday, May 5th at 1:30 pm

Liverpool will face Everton in a crucial Merseyside derby on Sunday, May 5th at Anfield. Both teams competing for the 5th place. Everton can finish the season ahead of city rivals for the second time in a row.

Liverpool

Liverpool will welcome the Toffees across the city knowing a defeat will be the nail in the coffin in preventing Brendan Rodgers side finishing above the local rivals. After a rollercoaster season for Liverpool, the confidence of the record of being unbeaten in the previous 5 meetings between the clubs will help show some light on this season. Liverpool gave Newcastle a beating with 0:6 last week, but Rodgers left vital point against teams such as Chelsea (2:2), Reading (0:0) and West Ham (0:0).

The Reds will be without their start striker Luis Suarez has he serves his second of a 10 match game for the incident against Chelsea. Daniel Sturridge is expected to lead the line for the Reds after scoring twice against Newcastle last weekend. Playing only half a season, the former Chelsea striker has scored 7 goals and produced 3 assists in only 13 appearances. Fabio Borini is expected to make his first start for the side since his injury setback, after returning from off the bench in last week’s clash. Martin Kelly, Joe Allen and Raheem Sterling are all certainly out of the derby while Jamie Carragher is set to make his final appearance in a Merseyside Derby.

Everton

Everton currently lie 5 points clear of Liverpool with only three games remaining and on course of finishing above their Merseyside rivals for the second consecutive season in a row. The Toffees still hope extremely slim hopes of finishing in the top four, but are 5 points behind fourth place Arsenal. Moyes team is playing a great season with suprise victories against teams such as ManUnited (1:0), Spurs (2:1) and more recently ManCity (2:0).

A late fitness test will assess whether Darren Gibson will make an appearance after missing last week’s game against Fulham with a hip and thigh problem. Tony Hibbert will secure his place after returning from a calf injury to make the bench. Apart from that David Moyes has no more injury concerns but does face the task of who he will start upfront between Jelavic and Anichebe. Fellaini is the player to watch. the Belgian international score 12 goals and produce 5 assists this season.

Stadium

Anfield is the home to one of the most successful clubs in English football, Liverpool FC, has a capacity of 45,525. Liverpool have been located there since there formation in 1892 but was previously home to Everton between 1884 and 1892 before moving to Goodison Park.

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