Everton vs Liverpool team news: Jordon Ibe given shock start by Brendan Rodgers but Daniel Sturridge remains on the bench

19-year-old makes first start this season

Click to follow
The Independent Football

Brendan Rodgers handed teenager Jordon Ibe a shock start in the Merseyside derby.

LIVE: Follow all of the action from Goodison Park

The 19-year-old, who had impressed on loan at Derby this season, will likely start as a wing-back with Rodgers expected to continue with his 3-4-1-1 formation - Daniel Sturridge is not yet trusted to start on his return to injury.

The rest of the side is as expected.

Roberto Martinez is without Leighton Baines, who doesn't even make the substitutes bench, Bryan Oviedo will start at left-back, and James McCarthy also returns.

New signing Aaron Lennon is on the bench.


Everton: Robles, Oviedo, Jagielka, Stones, Coleman, Besic, Barry, McCarthy, Mirallas, Naismith, Lukaku.

Subs: Griffiths, Gibson, Kone, Barkley, Lennon, Browning, Alcaraz.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Moreno, Sakho, Skrtel, Can, Gerrard, Henderson, Leiva, Ibe, Coutinho, Sterling.

Subs: Ward, Johnson, Lovren, Lambert, Sturridge, Allen, Markovic.