Phil Costa

Liverpool and Everton name starting XIs for Merseyside derby

Liverpool and Everton have named their starting XIs for Wednesday’s Merseyside derby at Anfield.

Adrian starts in goal for the Reds with Alisson banned, behind Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson.

James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana form the midfield three.


In a considerable shock, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino have both been benched, in favour of Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi.

Sadio Mané continues in the side.

Meanwhile, for Everton, Jordan Pickford continues in goal, behind a back three of Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina and Michael Keane.

Djibril Sidibé and Lucas Digne start as wing-backs, with Tom Davies and Gylfi Sigurdsson in central midfield.

Alex Iwobi, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be tasked with troubling their fierce rivals.