Everton v Liverpool: Confirmed Starting Line-ups – Emre Can starts in defence

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Liverpool take on bitter-rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park in the Premier League today.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has switched to a three-back formation that served him well last season with Martin Skrtel, Sakho and Emre Can all having been assigned a role in the defence.

Can has however, played most of the current season as a midfielder. The young defender-come-midfielder is familiar with the role having played as a back-three and as a full-back for most of last season and recently for the Germany national team.

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The Toffees are currently in 7th place three sports above their cross-city rivals however, they have won just once in their last 17 derby matches and the last time the Reds lost at Goodison Park was back in 2010.

Everton v Liverpool

Kick-Off: 13:30 GMT

Stadium: Goodison Park

Everton confirmed starting lineup: Howard, Galloway, Funes Mori, Jagielka (c), Browning, Barry, McCarthy, Naismith, Barkley, Deulofeu, Lukaku

Subs: Robles, Gibson, Oviedo, Kone, Lennon, Osman, Holgate

Manager: Roberto Martinez

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

Subs: Bogdan, Gomez, Rossiter, Allen, Ibe, Lallana, Origi

Manager: Brendan Rodgers

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