Summer signings Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan and James Rodriguez have hit the ground running, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin is among the form strikers in Europe.
Liverpool, meanwhile, were hammered 7-2 by Aston Villa in a bizarre result before the international break, and Jurgen Klopp will be looking to bounce straight back.
Date, time and venue
Everton vs Liverpool is scheduled for a 12:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
The match will be behind closed doors at Goodison Park with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
Liverpool could welcome back the likes of Thiago Alcantara and Sadio Mane after the pair tested positive for coronavirus while Jordan Henderson returned to action for England during the international break but goalkeeper Alisson Becker is still out injured.
Everton are sweating on the fitness of Lucas Digne after the full-back was forced of during France’s meeting with Croatia in midweek.
It must be some time since Everton have gone into a Merseyside derby with as much confidence and momentum, but the international break may just have given Liverpool chance to reset and get key players back to fitness.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Saturday’s game will come ten years to the day since Everton’s last win over Liverpool in any competition, a 2-0 Premier League success at Goodison in 2010.
However, Liverpool haven’t won at Everton since 2016, with this fixture ending 0-0 in each of the last three seasons.
Betting odds and tips
- Everton to win: Between 3/1 and 16/5
- Liverpool to win: 10/11
- Draw: 16/5
- 2-2 draw: 14/1
- Calvert-Lewin to score: 7/4