It’s 5C in Liverpool for the time being. Right here’s Mason Holgate arriving at Goodison Park, as if it’s mid-July and he’s on the Croisette in Cannes:
Listed here are tonight’s groups. The headlines: Ings IN! Calvert-Lewin IN! Allan IN! Forster IN!
Everton: Pickford, Godfrey, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Doucoure, Allan, Andre Gomes, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison. Subs: King, Iwobi, Nkounkou, Bernard, Virginia, Onyango, Broadhead, Astley, John.
Southampton: Forster, Salisu, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Djenepo, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Adams, Ings. Subs: McCarthy, Stephens, Tella, Ramsay, N’Lundulu, Ferry, Jankewitz, Watts, Chauke.
Referee: Martin Atkinson.
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Everton, whose final league win was in opposition to Liverpool every week in the past, host Southampton, whose final league win was in opposition to Liverpool two months in the past. The house facet should not precisely in nice kind – their report over their final eight video games is the Twelfth-best within the division – however Southampton’s is horrible, and in the identical interval they’ve one level, a objective distinction of -19, and are all-time low. “We’re positively typically a bit of bit too good,” says Ralph Hasenhuttl (not for those who ask referees: Southampton are joint third within the league on pink playing cards with three, and tenth on bookings with 38). “It’s exhausting to vary this as a result of that is our mentality, our character,” he added. “And the one downside is that you simply at all times get punished when you’re good or appropriate and sticking to the principles. Generally you will need to be a bit of bit nasty.” Let’s hope Everton have bolstered their shin pads.
In a single respect at the least these groups are completely matched: Everton would possibly sit seventh however they’ve the Premier League’s Sixteenth-best dwelling report, with 4 wins in 13 video games; Southampton are 14th however they’ve the league’s Sixteenth-best away report. One thing’s gotta give!
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