Liverpool XI vs Everton: - No Firmino - Starting lineup, confirmed team news and injuries for Premier League today

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Liverpool XI vs Everton: - No Firmino - Starting lineup, confirmed team news and injuries for Premier League today
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Roberto Firmino is not included in Liverpool’s matchday squad for Sunday’s Merseyside derby.

Firmino missed Tuesday night’s thumping 4-0 win over Manchester United with a foot injury and does not return against Everton.

That win over United took Liverpool to the top of the Premier League for 24 hours before Manchester City leapfrogged them by beating Brighton the following evening.

Speaking on Friday, Jurgen Klopp said: “Bobby, getting better and better. It’s just uncomfortable, painful.

“Today it’s his first day on the pitch, so there’s still two days to go, so maybe.

“If Bobby gives the thumbs-up then he will be involved. And not, then we wait another few days, but then I think after that it should be possible.”

Asked whether there were any further fitness issues in the squad, Klopp said: “Not that I know yet. No other problems.”

Every game is must-win as Klopp’s men go toe-to-toe with City in the title race but with a Champions League semi-final first leg against Villarreal to come on Wednesday, the German will be tempted by at least some degree of rotation.

Diogo Jota comes into the forward line, while Naby Keita is paired alongside Thiago and Fabinho in midfield.

Liverpool starting XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, Keita, Salah, Mane, Jota

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