Liverpool v Everton: Confirmed Lineups – Klopp recalls veteran, Emre Can starts, Belgium international benched for Toffees
Liverpool take on Everton at Anfield in the 228th Merseyside derby today to kick off a return to Premier League football.
Reds head coach Jurgen Klopp went into the game facing a midfield crisis with both captain Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana out injured.
Germany international of Turkish origin Emre Can has kept his place in central midfielder alongside Brazilian veteran Lucas Leiva who was recalled for a rare start.
Dutch star Gini Wijnaldum also starts in midfield while the front three will be lead by Mane, Coutinho and Firminho.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman meanwhile has fielded a strong side with Belgium international Romelu Lukaku starting upfront.
Fellow Belgium international Kevin Mirallas – who has been closely linked with a summer exit to Fenerbahce – has failed to make the starting lineup.
Liverpool will join 2nd placed Tottenham on 59 points with a victory against Everton.
Liverpool v Everton: Confirmed Lineups
Liverpool confirmed lineups: Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Lucas, Can, Wijnaldum, Mane, Coutinho, Firmino
Subs: Karius, Klavan, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Grujic, Woodburn, Origi
Everton confirmed lineups: Robles, Holgate, Williams, Jagielka, Pennington, Baines, Davies, Gana, Barkley, Calvert Lewin, Lukaku,
Subs: Stekelenburg, Kone, Mirallas, Barry, Valencia, Lookman, Kenny