Mohamed Salah benched as Takumi Minamino plays, while Anthony Gordon handed first Premier League start

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Mohamed Salah has been benched for Liverpool’s crunch match against Everton.

January signing Takumi Minamino starts in his place, while there is no place in the squad for Andy Robertson.

Salah will be hoping to make an impact off the bench

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Salah will be hoping to make an impact off the bench

Elsewhere, Joel Matip has been preferred to Joe Gomez in the Liverpool defence.

Meanwhile, Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has handed 19-year-old striker Anthony Gordon his first Premier League start.

Liverpool will require just one more win to seal a first ever Premier League title if they beat Everton tonight, but their Merseyside rivals will have other ideas.

Everton haven’t tasted victory over the Reds since October 2010 but Toffees forward Theo Walcott, who misses tonight’s match with injury, issued a warning to Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Walcott told talkSPORT: “We know how good they are but we’ve got to concentrate on our strengths. We’re in a transition where we feel we can start climbing and be where Everton should probably be in the Premier League.

“I feel like we’ve underachieved at times. There’s been patches of greatness and it’s gone back to where it’s been.

“But I feel there’s a slight change in the tide and we want to change that thought process against Liverpool.


“Beating Liverpool is something the players will be remembered for because it’s the one fixture that fans and the players look at. It’s really important.”

Below you can see how both sides line up in full.

Confirmed XIs

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Richarlison, Gomes, Davies, Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin, Gordon.

Subs: Virginia, Stekelenburg, Baines, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Kean, Martina, Branthwaite, Baningime.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Milner, Fabinho, Keita, Henderson, Minamino, Firmino, Mane.

Subs: Adrian, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Salah, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi, Elliott, Williams.






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