19th February 2018

FA CUP MERSEYSIDE DERBY

MERSEYSIDE DERBY

5th January 2018

The FA Cup kicks off with a cracker - a Merseyside Derby on Friday night.

Despite a dramatic late penalty earning Everton an unlikley draw last month in the league the Toffees face a tall order.

Jurgen Klopp needs a trophy and with the league out of reach the FA Cup has to be on his agenda. The German has promised to play a strong line-up although the likes of Mo Salah, Phillippe Coutinho, and Jordan Henderson are out. Loris Karius will start in goal.

Everton are without central defender Michael Keane, as well as Leighton Baines, Maarten Stekelenburg, Ross Barkley and Ramiro Funes Mori. But, 'Big Sam' has promised to come up with an attacking formation.

The layers aren't optimistic and Liverpool are 4/9, the draw 19/5 and Everton 15/2 best for a shock win.

Liverpool have been subject of some 3rd round shocks in recent seasons but neither side is likley to upset supporters in a derby gamewith weak sides. The draw at 19/5 with Hills is probaly too big

Joe