Preview of the FA Cup tie between Liverpool and Everton

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Preview of the FA Cup tie between Liverpool and Everton

Liverpool are unbeaten in the last three Merseyside derbies to be held at Anfield, with two wins and a draw.

Liverpool to win both halves is rated at 11/4.

Next up, the Merseysiders will kick start their FA Cup campaign on Friday night and they should be considered favorites to oust Everton from the competition.

Fleetwood, who are now managed by former Manchester City striker Uwe Rosler, have progressed in his absence and are now 12th in League One.Perhaps the third-round's biggest cheer will be heard at Brentford's Griffin Park where Republic of Ireland global Alan Judge is slated for his first game in 21 months, against his former side Notts County. The goals weren't finished yet, however, as Ragnar Klavan scored the victor in stoppage time.

Another Premier League struggler, West Brom, may be troubled at League Two side Exeter City while last season's losing finalists Chelsea travel to Norwich City from the Championship.

In what is arguably the tie of the round, the two Merseyside rivals have been drawn against each other less than a month after they met in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp could introduce former Saints defender Virgil van Dijk to the squad for the first time.

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Liverpool will have quality all over the park, but especially at the back if new signing Virgil van Dijk is handed his first start.

A thigh injury is likely to keep Philippe Coutinho out - as speculation continues to grow over a January move to Barcelona. Salah is expected to be fit for Manchester City and Coutinho should be ready to face Levante.

Liverpool made seven changes last time out and could make a similar amount on Friday.

Speaking to Liverpool's official site, Firmino explained that the Dutch global had already begun to show his talents and qualities during the various drills conducted by manager Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff.

Marko Grujic and Daniel Sturridge could return to action, while Nathaniel Clyne, Jordan Henderson and Alberto Moreno remain sidelined.

Everton are still without Ross Barkley, Ramiro Funes Mori, Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jonjoe Kenny will be pushing for recalls.

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