Pre-match preview by Gary Fulcher, with squads and statistics, now followed by a tactical preview by Mihail Vladimirov.
Squads and Statistics
By Gary Fulcher
The last time Kenny Dalglish managed a Liverpool team at Goodison Park was somewhat momentous; his last as a Liverpool manager for over 20 years. It was an FA Cup 5th round replay, on 20 Feb 1991. The game ended 4-4 and Kenny resigned from the club just two days later. Now Dalglish returns to Goodison for the first time since as Liverpool manager, and with both teams struggling to find consistency it promises to be a fiery and full-blooded contest.
How the likes of Luis Suarez, Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson, Luis Enrique, Charlie Adam and Andy Carroll cope with their first taste of a Merseyside derby could prove pivotal, although most of those players will have experienced similar atmospheres and demands while competing in local derbies for their former clubs.
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