Liverpool vs Everton: Where can I watch Merseyside derby, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?

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Klopp and Koeman face off at Anfield this weekend - Getty Images Europe
Klopp and Koeman face off at Anfield this weekend - Getty Images Europe

What is it?

It's the Merseyside derby - a match between rivals Liverpool and Everton!

When is it?

It's the early game this weekend, on Saturday 1 April.

What time is kick-off?


What TV channel is it on?

Sky Sports 1 will have live coverage of the match. Alternatively, you can follow updates with Telegraph Sport on this page.

What is the team news?

Liverpool have potential worries over fatigue with Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino having been flown back from international duty in South America with Brazil only a couple of days before this match. They did get a private jet so the hope for Liverpool will be that they were adequately rested on that journey.

Adam Lallana picked up a thigh injury while away with England - an issue over which Gareth Southgate called Jurgen Klopp to clear the air - meaning Lallana will miss a month of action. He joins Jordan Henderson on the sidelines, and that could mean Lucas Leiva plays in midfield alongside Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum.

However, Daniel Sturridge will be hoping he is the main benefactor, given he is available again after illness.

Pick your Liverpool team to play Everton

Everton will be without Seamus Coleman for the forseeable future after the horrific leg break he suffered on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.

Midfielders Morgan Schneiderlin and James McCarthy are both doubts, while Funes Mori is certainly out.

Pick your Everton team to play Liverpool

What are they saying?

Klopp on contact from Southgate over Lallana's injury:

It is absolutely normal to have contact with the manager of the national team.

We both share players. I was not happy - I could not be less relaxed about this but it is not about blaming Gareth Southgate. I was not happy he played but it is not my decision and I have to respect other manager's decisions.

It doesn't help in these situations but we are not the only team or country who suffered. I think we could handle these situations better if we work together better.

Ronald Koeman on Coleman's injury:

It's a big, big blow for the player and a big, big blow for the club.

In all my years in football, Seamus is one of the best professionals I've ever worked with at any club.

That mentality will really be helpful to him now in not only coming to terms with what has happened but in setting out on the road to recovery and, over time, in him building himself once more to the level he has maintained over many years here at Everton.

What are the odds?

Liverpool - 8/11
Draw - 3/1
Everton - 17/4 

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What's our prediction?

Here's what Chris Bascombe thinks is going to happen:

This Mersey derby has more than local pride at stake as Liverpool seek to preserve Champions League hopes and Everton still have a flicker of light in pursuit of the top four. It's a while since Everton won at Anfield but that run will end eventually. Ronald Koeman's are likely to be less generous defensively than Roberto Martinez's. Liverpool's loss of Adam Lallana could be crucial, but the visitors suffered their own injury torment during the international break and have lost Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori for the rest of this season.


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