The games are beginning to get intense and speedy in England With Gameweek 6 of the 2022/23 Premier League season set to begin just 48 hours after the conclusion of the last round of games. The action kicks off at the Merseyside derby which will see Everton set to play host against Liverpool on the pitch at Goodison Park in the lunch-time start on Saturday.
Ghosts from the previous 2021/22 season are appearing earlier for Everton this time around, as they have yet to record their first victory in the 2022/23 season.The Toffees have started the season with two defeats against Chelsea as well as Aston Villa but have found some stability and are now on a four-game streak of unbeaten play.The issue with Frank Lampard is his charges struggle in keeping clean sheets, and to score goals, and the string of results having them ranked 17th in the league.
On the other hand Liverpool may have begun to recover from slow beginning in the 2022/23 season, which was characterized by just two points from their first three games.The back-to back wins in five days has seen the Reds climb to sixth in the Premier League table, with top-of-the-table Arsenal seven points clear.
The match last year saw Liverpool score a 4-1 victory against Everton in which Mohamed Salah scoring a match-winning brace.The latest game between the two teams, The Hard Tackle takes a more in-depth look at the game.
Team News (Everton)
Frank Lampard does not have any injuries that are affecting his preparations for the trip of Liverpool.On Saturday Lampard, the Everton manager will be devoid of the assistance of six players from the first team.However, there’s positive news, since Lampard will be able to have Idrissa Gueye as well as James Garner at his disposal after the duo’s arrival on deadline day.
However, Gueye and Garner are likely to be on the bench rather than heading to the deep end right away.In the meantime, Mason Holgate (knee), Yerry Mina (ankle), Ben Godfrey (leg) Abdoulaye Doucoure (hamstring), Andros Townsend (knee) as well as Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee) remain on the sidelines, though Calvert-Lewin’s progress is nearing his return.
Team News (Liverpool)
As opposed to his counterpart who is in his Everton team dugout Jurgen Klopp was greeted with with mixed messages on the team’s news prior to the trip towards Goodison Park.The Liverpool manager is expected to be without nine players from the first team on Saturday.However, Klopp could have the his deadline day transfer Arthur Melo at his disposal against Everton.
Jordan Henderson is the latest player to be absent of the visiting team, as the Liverpool captain suffering an injury to his hamstring earlier in the week while playing Newcastle United.Henderson is now joined by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Ibrahima Konate (knee), Calvin Ramsay (knock) and Naby Keita (knock) in the hospital.
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