Liverpool V Everton - As it happened.
FT: Liverpool 1-0 Everton. What a finish! What a game! A grandstand finish sees Divock Origi claim super sub status after it had looked like both sides (though mainly Liverpool) would be left to rue their missed chances. The 'Reds' remain within touching distance of Manchester City, whilst Everton are left wondering what might have been.
GOAL! LIVERPOOL! ORIGI! 1-0! Scenes! Everton clear a long ball forward as far as van Dijk, who tries an audacious first-time volley. His effort loops high into the air and hits the crossbar twice, before Origi steals in to head home from barely a yard. Jurgen Klopp races onto the pitch in celebration!
Textbook form Gueye as he winds down the clock with a little niggle on halfway.
Sturridge wants a penalty after haivng his pocket picked by Richarlison as he tricked away from a couple of challenges and into the box but there was nothing at all wrong with the Brazilian's defending.
Kurt Zouma replaces Gylfi Sigurdsson for the visitors.
4 minutes added on!
Sigurdsson is the latest name in the book.
Bernard is withdrawn for Dominic Calvert-Lewin for Everton.
Gomes goes into the boox for a clumsy tackle out on the right.
OFF THE BAR! A corner comes in from the right and van Dijk flicks it on. Origi is the only one to gamble and he has to just tap the ball home at the far post, but his awkward-looking effort crashes off the woodwork. Sturridge then sees a volley blocked by what appeared to be the hand of Sigurdsson, but Chris Kavanagh says no!
Almost! Origi bursts past Mina down the right and crosses low but Coleman matches Mane stride for stride to slide in and turn the ball behind.
Michael Keane is sticking his head on everything being launched into the Everton box at the moment.
Here he comes. Liverpool's forgotten man Divock Origi replaces Roberto Firmino. Can he make himself a hero?
Half a chance for Liverpool as they counter following an Everton corner, but Firmino's cross-cum-shot lacks pace and direction and finds neither the target nor Mane at the far post. Divock Origi will be joining the fray shortly.
Gomez tugs back Richarlison just inside the Liverpool half and becomes the latest name in the book.
Richarlison buys his side another foul as he is caught late by Fabinho, who is booked for his troubles. You sense Everton wouldn't say no to a point at this stage.
There will be no goals for Mo Salah today as he is replaced by Daniel Sturridge.
Gomes appears to catch Salah in the face with an arm under a high ball having had a look at where the Egyptian was before committing the act, but he gets away without conceding a foul.
Liverpool turn to their bench now as Naby Keita replaces Xherdan Shaqiri.
CHANCE! Shaqiri picks out Robertson out on the left and he cushions a cross into the box first time, but both Firmino and Mane are eased out of contention by a defender and can't quite get there. Liverpool want a penalty, but they won't be getting one.
CHANCE! Bernard has space to cut in onto his favoured right foot just on the edge of the area but he doesn't get enough whip on his effort and it fades wide of the far post.
Good reading of the game from Alexander-Arnold as he makes sure Coleman's pull-back from the right doesn't reach its intended target.
Everton are the first side to turn to their replacements as Walcott makes way for Lookman.
Salah finds himself through on goal and whilst Pickford just about sees off the danger it is all academic as the flag on this near side had already gone up.
Liverpool continue to look the most likely as Mane exchanges passes with Salah on the edge of the box before curling a couple of yards wide. don't be surprised if both sides start turning to their benches before much longer.
Concern for Everton as Walcott requires a spot of treatment. Lookman is sent to warm up.
CHANCE! This just hast to be a goal. Mane gets in between Mina and Coleman and it played through on goal by Firmino. He just has to stick it in the onion bag, but can only side-foot an effort wide of the near post. Still goalless here.
Bernard shows the defensive side of his game by racing back to hack Alexander-Arnold's cross to safety.
CLOSE! Mo Salah is inches away as he tries a curling effort from the edge of the box, but it skids narrowly wide. Pickford may have had it covered in truth.
Liverpool get us back underway here! Will either side claim the victory in this second half?
HT: Liverpool 0-0 Everton. Both sides have threatened in attack, but it somehow remains all square here at the break. It's been an entertaining watch for the neutral and is now wonderfully poised ahead of the second half. Don't go anywhere.
Alexander-Arnold whips in a free-kick from out on the right after Mina wrestled Salah to within an inch of his life, but the ball in is poor and fails to beat the first man.
It's quite astonishing that this one is still 0-0, but it remains that way as we approach the break.
Alert goalkeeping form Pickford as he races out to clear and prevent Mane from getting in behind.
CHANCE! Sigurdsson slips in Walcott with a stunning reverse-pass and he is one-on-one now! The goalkeeper comes out on top once again, though as Alisson just manages to nudge the ball against the legs of Walcott and out for a goal kick as the forward attempt to round him. This could be about 3-3!
GREAT SAVE! Salah puts Shaqiri in one-on-one with Pickford as the Swiss burst past Mina and the noise levels increase ten-fold. Normal service is soon resumed as Pickford makes a good save with his legs to maintain parity. Shaqiri never looked confident of scoring with his right foot.
Shaqiri receives the game's first booking for clipping the heels of Bernard.
Firmino attempts to find the far corner from 20 yards after cutting in off the left but it is a simple save for Pickford.
Richarlison goes down under a challenge from Alexander-Arnold as he looks to burst into the box, but referee Chris Kavanagh waves him to his feet.
Alexander-Arnold deflects the ball behind for a corner. Everton have responded well to that early Liverpool flurry.
Liverpool have had 66% of the possession so far, but it is the visitors who have gone the closest.
GREAT SAVE! OFF THE LINE! Everton should be ahead! Andre Gomes dances through the Liverpool midfield before feeding Bernard on the left. He stands up a cross to the far post for Walcott, who nods it back for the Portuguese who has continued his run. He has only Alisson to beat from three yards, but the Brazilian makes a stunning point-blank save before Joe Gomez bundles the loose ball off the line on the slide after it has ricocheted goalwards off Gomes once again.
Salah works the channel wonderfully down the right before finding Firmino in the middle with a low cross. The Brazilian turns away from his marker, but can only scuff an effort a couple of yards wide with his left foot.
A nearly moment for Everton as Richarlison bursts into the box, but he loses balance as he looks to take the ball away from van Dijk and Alisson gathers.
Richarlison's quick feet on halfway buy his side a free-kick and some brief respite.
Mane's pace and willingness to run in behind is causing Everton trouble here. He is almost in again as he peels off Coleman to meet Gomez's long ball, but the Irishman gets back to block his effort from an angle. The ensuing corner comes to nothing.
CHANCE! Liverpool are taking a grip of this here. Andre Gomes is robbed in midfield and Salah puts Mane in over the top with a wonderful first-time pass, only for the former Southampton man to lash over the crossbar with only Pickford to beat. Jurgen Klopp is not impressed.
Shaqiri comes to life now as he whips in a ball from out on the right, but neither Firmino, nor Mane can get there.
Almost magical from Mane as he clips an inch-perfect pass over the should of Digne and into the path of Salah, but the Egyptian can't quite collect.
Almost an opening for Liverpool as Mina is robbed by Mane just outside the box, before the Senegalese feeds Alexander-Arnold down the right, but his low cross is blocked behind by Digne for a corner, which is cleared.
Hello! Lucas Digne has a long throw too. Who knew? It's not quite Joe Gomez's cannon, but it's not bad at all. Liverpool survive this one.
CLOSE! Digne is the man who delivers and man mountain Yerry Mina is inexplicably left unmarked, but his downward header thuds into the turf and bounces a yard wide. So close from the Colombian, but a hint of offside about it as well.
Alexander-Arnold bundles Bernard to the floor out on the Everton left and the man in the middle blows for a foul. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Lucas Digne are over it.
Mane can't quite gather an attempt to play him in over the top and Pickford has a nerve-calming first real touch of the ball.
Signs of some early nerves from Pickford as he races off his line and out to the left-back area only to hack his clearance out for a Liverpool corner, which is cleared.
Everton get us underway here as the Merseyside bragging rights go up for grabs!
Here they come! The players make their way out onto the pitch here at Anfield!
The warm-ups have almost been completed here and we're closing in on kick-off!
Here's how these two have fared recently ahead of this one:
No Everton manager has ever won their first league game against Liverpool at Anfield.
Mo Salah makes 50th Premier League appearance for Liverpool, with only Alan Shearer (Blackburn) and Andy Cole (Newcastle) having scored more goals (41) in their first 50 Premier League games for a single club than the Egyptian (39).
The 'Reds' have only conceded one goal at home in the Premier League this season.
Liverpool have their highest points tally ever at this stage of a Premier League season (33).
The visitors are unchanged for this one as Richarlison continues up front. Even the bench is unchanged.
EVERTON: Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne; Andre Gomes, Gueye; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Richarlison. Subs: Stekelenburg, Baines, Zouma, Tosun, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman.
The 'Reds' make three changes from their Champions League defeat to PSG in midweek as Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Zherdan Shaqiri come in for the James Milner, Dejan Lovren and the suspended Jordan Henderson.
LIVERPOOL: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Shaqiri, Firmino, Mane; Salah. Subs: Mignolet, Milner, Keita, Sturridge, Moreno, Origi, Matip.
Anfield is looking in excellent nick ahead of this one:
The last time Everton won at Anfield came all the way back in 1999, Kevin Campbell scoring the winner in a game that saw three players sent off.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 15 league games against Everton, last tasting defeat in October 2010.
The game will be the 100th league meeting between the two sides at Anfield. Liverpool have won 43 of those encounters to Everton's 23, with the other 33 ending all square.
Everton boss Marco Silva: "We will respect our opponents like we did against Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea. Fear is something that doesn't come inside our dressing room. Respect, yes, but we don't change anything in our way. We won't change our ambition or style of play. It is important to enjoy the moment and be strong. We want to win the match and nothing more. For sure it will be a really tough match but I want my players to have big motivation. It is a fantastic game to play."
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: "Silva has the best squad [of all the Everton managers I have faced]. It is the best-tuned squad. Analyse Everton and then tell me it will be an easy game. It will be a proper fight but we expect that in the derby. That's how derbies should be. Everybody knows about these derbies - players want to be part of it before they join the club, so that’s what we want to use, and of course, the crowd and Anfield as well. It’s at 4.15pm, so it is a good time, dark already."
Liverpool go into the game looking to close the gap on leaders Manchester City to just two points following their victory over Bournemouth yesterday, whilst the visitors will hope to pick up points in their quest to qualify for European football.
Hello and welcome to the latest installment of derby day! Merseyside is next up as Everton make the short hop across Stanley Park to take on Liverpool at Anfield.