07/04/2018, 12.30pm BST
Referee: Michael Oliver
|Jordan Pickford||Loris Karius|
|Seamus Coleman||Nathaniel Clyne|
|Phil Jagielka (c)||Virgil van Dijk|
|Michael Keane||Dejan Lovren|
|Leighton Baines||Ragnar Klavan|
|Tom Davies||79'||Jordan Henderson (c)|
|Morgan Schneiderlin||Georginio Wijnaldum|
|Wayne Rooney||57'||James Milner||68'|
|Theo Walcott||Sadio Mané||74'|
|Yannick Bolasie||61'||Dominic Solanke|
|Cenk Tosun||Danny Ings||89'|
|Joel Robles||Simon Mignolet|
|Ramiro Funes Mori||Conor Masterson|
|Idrissa Gueye||57'||Curtis Jones|
|Beni Baningime||79'||Rafael Camacho|
|Oumar Niasse||Roberto Firmino||74'|
All the stats as the latest Merseyside derby is surprisingly uneventful with the Reds and Blues playing out a goalless draw…
Reds boss Jürgen Klopp made five changes from the 3-0 Champions League win over Manchester City in midweek, and as expected decided not to risk Premier League top scorer Mohamed Salah with the quarter-final second leg on Tuesday.
Andrew Robertson was also absent from the squad, while Trent Alexander-Arnold, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain dropped to the bench.
In the absence of Arnold, and the injured Joe Gomez, Nathaniel Clyne made his first start of the season after recovering from a long-term back injury, while forward Danny Ings made his first league start for the club since October 2015.
A positive Everton line-up featured four attacking players in Wayne Rooney, Yannick Bolasie, Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosan, but the hosts carried little threat until the closing stages when the first two had already been withdrawn.
In essence it was a familiar story with four of the previous five Premier League meetings also ending in draws and the Toffees registering just four goals in the eight top-flight Merseyside derbies leading into Saturday’s encounter.
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