Liverpool have been in fantastic form. Since losing to Spurs in the Premier League, the Reds have won 11 out of their 16 games in all competitions.
Next up, the Merseysiders will kick start their FA Cup campaign on Friday night and they should be considered favorites to oust Everton from the competition.
As far as the team news is concerned, Klopp is dealing with more than a few injury concerns and he would also like to rest a few key players after such a busy festive period.
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The German manager already confirmed that he will not rush new signing Van Dijk into the starting XI and we can expect him to not feature vs the Toffees. Klopp said (LFC):
“After the Everton game we have a little bit more time, that will help, but it’s a long-term project – so it’s not important when he (Virgil) makes his first game, it’s important how many good games he will play for Liverpool. That’s what I’m interested in.”
Sadio Mane felt ill during the last league game vs Burnley and we can expect him to be out as well. Firmino should get the nod to start in place of Solanke as the lone center forward up front.
Here is Liverpool’s strongest possible 4-3-3 XI vs Everton.