Everton line ups vs Liverpool - Djibril Sidibe starts as Anthony Gordon gets chance

Carlo Ancelotti's squad has been hit by injury in recent weeks, meaning a number of options will be unavailable to the Italian for the visit of Everton's Merseyside rivals. Yerry Mina, Morgan Schneiderlin, Fabian Delph, Theo Walcott, Cenk Tosun and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are all currently sidelined with injury. It seems strange talking about form in the current circumstances, having actually not seen Everton in action for well over three months, but a number of players were certainly performing well under Ancelotti before lockdown came into effect. Bernard has consistently offered the most creativity from the left flank this season and has a good relationship with Lucas Digne, so he should take that position just ahead of Alex Iwobi. Meanwhile, on the right-hand side, Djibril Sidibe might well step up once more in the absence of Theo Walcott, providing a bit of defensive cover as well as good crossing ability. My team (4-4-2): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne; Sidibe, Davies, Gomes, Bernard, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin Connor O'Neill: Given Everton’s current injury problems, you could argue the Blues' starting line-up almost picks itself. There is no doubt that it would be a big ask for the youngster to come in and make an instant impact in such a huge game, but his raw pace could hand Everton the perfect boost. Tempting as it is to see what Anthony Gordon is made of and throw him in, Alex Iwobi and Djibril Sidibe feel like more realistic options on the flanks from the outset. Joe Rimmer: Finch Farm needs to ban black cats, do away with ladders and make sure nobody is in the habit of putting their brand new boots on any tables before training, because the Toffees have had some rotten luck this season. A back four of Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate and Lucas Digne is protected by a midfield duo of Andre Gomes and local lad Tom Davies. Djibril Sidibe and Alex Iwobi should give Everton solid cover on the flanks and Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin effectively pick themselves up front.