Emre Can expected to start in defence for Liverpool in the Merseyside derby against Everton

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Liverpool take on cross-city Everton in the Merseyside derby today in one of the most important games of the season for both sides involved.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is likely to switch to a three-back formation that served him well last season with Martin Skrtel, Sakho and Emre Can all healthy.

All three are expected to start in defence for Liverpool however, Can has played most of the current season as a midfielder. The 21-year-old is of course no stranger to the position having played in a back-three and as a full-back for most of last season.


Everton go into the game in 7th place in the Premier League, three sports above the Reds however, they have won just once in their last 17 derby matches. The last time Liverpool lost at Goodison Park was back in 2010.

Everton v Liverpool

Kick-Off: 13:30 GMT

Stadium: Goodison Park

Everton possible starting lineup: Howard; Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway; McCarthy, Barry; Deulofeu, Barkley, Naismith; Lukaku

Manager: Roberto Martinez

Liverpool possible starting lineup: Mignolet; Sakho, Skrtel, Can; Moreno, Lucas, Milner, Clyne; Coutinho; Ings, Sturridge

Manager: Brendan Rodgers

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