The 3 Key Players, Not Including Salah Or Van Dijk, That Must Perform If Liverpool Are To Beat Everton In The Merseyside Derby

The 3 Key Players, Not Including Salah Or Van Dijk, That Must Perform If Liverpool Are To Beat Everton In The Merseyside Derby
13:02, 03 Mar 2019

Liverpool head to Goodison Park this afternoon for their toughest remaining away match of the season and knowing that only a win will do in the race for the title.

Man City grabbed back top spot yesterday with a 1-0 win against Bournemouth which means three points is a must for the Reds as they make the short trip to an Everton team who have plenty of talent but lack consistency.

The red half of the city has dominated these games in recent years but Everton are no mugs at home and the Anfield club will need to be somewhere near their best if they are to once again climb to the pinnacle of the Premier League table.

Klopp will of course know that he will need his best players to stand up and be counted in the lions den of Goodison but in recent weeks we have seen some players in particular become increasingly important in the quest for this elusive first title in the Premier League.

The Toffees are sure to sit deep and look to catch the title challengers on the break ad that will present Liverpool with a number of problems at both ends of the pitch. These three players will be key for the away team today if they are to have any chance of claiming a massive win away from home...


A player who struggled to settle into life in England but who is now one of the first names on the team sheet for Liverpool. The Brazilian is vital in the middle of park as he breaks up attacks when needed but he is equally important going the other way. The former Monaco star has started to become the base for the Liverpool attacks with his pin point forward passes becoming ever more important and that will be needed today.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

The young full-back has only recently returned form injury but we saw just how crucial he is to the Reds in midweek when he provided three remarkable assist in the 5-0 win against Watford. The young England defender provides vital quality from wide areas and away from home when chances might be limited, that is even more important than normal.

Sadio Mane

When Mane plays well, so do Liverpool. The former Southampton man was in the goals against Watford on Wednesday with two more to give him his highest every tally in the Premier League, but we only have to cast our minds back to the Man United game to remember when he was way off the pace. The Ghanaian is capable of setting the tone for the front three and the way he starts the game at Goodison could prove crucial for the title race.