Everton vs Liverpool: Who features in our Merseyside derby best XI?

Liverpool are top of the form table while Everton have won just two matches stretching all the way back to November

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Everton and Liverpool will go head-to-head for the 224th Merseyside Derby on Saturday evening.

After a terrible start to the season Brendan Rodgers’ team now top the Premier League form guide after taking 16 points from their last six matches, the New Year’s day draw against Leicester City the only blot in their copy book during that time.

The Reds are now seventh in the division but just five points off third-place Manchester United. With Daniel Sturridge back from injury, they look primed to make a real run at the Champions League spots between now and the end of the season.

Everton, meanwhile, may have scraped a 1-0 win away at a resurgent Crystal Palace last weekend, but that was just their second win in all competitions stretching back to November.

Before that Palace game their sole win in December and January had been at home to Queens Park Rangers; Roberto Martinez’s team have picked up just nine points from a possible 33 since beating West Ham on 22 November.

But, as hackneyed the saying goes, form goes well out of the window on derby day. Liverpool will be looking to continue their great momentum and Everton to kick-start their season.

With the two teams playing such different formations (Everton 4-2-3-1 and Liverpool 3-4-1-1) it’s difficult to decide on a combined team, but we’ve given it a go… scroll through the gallery to see our team:



Disagree with our team? Let us know in the comments section below.