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.
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.
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