Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi is on the bench for the Merseyside derby as Everton host Liverpool at Goodison Park.

The former Arsenal star has gradually played his way into the Toffees squad after returning from injury and his performances for Nigeria during the international break shows that he is on his way back to his best form.

Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti welcomed back Allan and Gomez in midfield after missing their last game through injury while James Rodriquez and Richarlison starts despite long trips to South America.

For Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp welcomed Thiago Alcantara after he recovered from Coronavirus. The former Barcelona star missed the shock 7-2 defeat against Aston Villa and his return will be a welcome relief to the side.Alex Iwobi

Saido Mane who was named Liverpool player of the month recently returns to the squad after missing the last game with spells on isolation. Allison Becker is still out via injury and Adrián will continue in goal.

Everton XI

1 Pickford

23 Coleman

13 Mina

5 Keane

12 Digne

16 Doucouré

6 Allan

21 André Gomes

19 Rodríguez

9 Calvert-Lewin

7 Richarlison


8 Delph

10 G Sigurdsson

17 Iwobi

20 Bernard

22 Godfrey

26 Davies

33 Olsen

Liverpool XI

13 Adrián

66 Alexander-Arnold

32 Matip

4 van Dijk

26 Robertson

14 Henderson

3 Fabinho

6 Thiago Alcántara

11 Salah

9 Firmino

10 Mané


5 Wijnaldum

7 Milner

12 Gomez

17 Jones

18 Minamino

20 Jota

62 Kelleher


Michael Oliver

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