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Everton vs Liverpool: Merseyside derby – LIVE!

Liverpool make the short trip across Stanley Park for the first Merseyside derby of the Premier League season at Goodison this afternoon. The Reds head into the 242nd edition of this famous old fixture on a high after Fabio Carvalho’s last-gasp winner sunk Newcastle in midweek, following on from a record-matching 9-0 drubbing of Bournemouth that was the perfect tonic after a disappointing defeat by rivals Manchester United.

Manchester City’s imperious form and Arsenal’s flying start means that Jurgen Klopp’s side can ill-afford many more slip-ups in the early title battle, while a win today would take them up into third. Darwin Nunez is back from suspension, though captain Jordan Henderson has joined the injured ranks and new signing Arthur Melo is not expected to be available.

Winless Everton languish just outside the relegation zone after three successive 1-1 draws and have won just one of the last 23 top-flight Merseyside derbies, while they have not beaten Liverpool at home in the league for 12 years. Frank Lampard could hand debuts to new signings Neal Maupay, Idrissa Gueye and James Garner. Follow the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below!

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Early Liverpool team news

Darwin Nunez is available for Liverpool today after serving his three-match suspension following a red card for headbutting Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen at Anfield last month.

However, captain Jordan Henderson is facing time out after limping off against Newcastle with a hamstring injury.

Liverpool signed Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus on deadline day, but Jurgen Klopp was not expecting the Brazilian midfielder’s international clearance to come through in time to be involved today.

Diogo Jota is back for the Reds, but Thiago Alcantara, Ibrahima Konate, Naby Keita, Caoimhin Kelleher, Calvin Ramsay
and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all still in the treatment room.

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Early Everton team news

Neal Maupay was ineligible to play against Leeds in midweek but should make his Everton debut today, while the returning Idrissa Gana Gueye and James Garner – both deadline day signings – will also hope to be in contention.

Andros Townsend, Yerry Mina, Ben Godfrey and Mason Holgate are all still sidelined, however.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is expected back in training next week, while Abdoulaye Doucoure did so yesterday after hamstring trouble.

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How to watch Everton vs Liverpool

TV channel: In the UK, today’s derby will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 11:30am BST.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the game unfold online live via the BT Sport app.

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Welcome to Everton vs Liverpool LIVE coverage!

Good morning and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of the 242nd edition of the Merseyside derby!

Liverpool make the quick trip across Stanley Park to Goodison this afternoon looking for a third straight win after that record-equalling 9-0 mauling of newly-promoted Bournemouth and last-gasp defeat of Newcastle at Anfield helped them bounce back from the loss at Manchester United.

Another victory today would take them up to third behind Manchester City in the early table, with Pep Guardiola’s men facing Aston Villa later and pacesetters Arsenal at Old Trafford tomorrow.

Everton’s recent record in these derbies is pitiful and they face a difficult task to pick up a first win of the season under Frank Lampard after three successive 1-1 draws.

Kick-off today is at 12:30pm BST, so stay tuned for match build-up, all the latest team news and live updates.

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