Liverpool predicted Starting XI for Merseyside Derby

The Reds are on the hunt for another win in this rivalry.
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It's perhaps the biggest Merseyside Derby for quite awhile. Nothing but a win will do for Liverpool while Everton is still battling for their Premier League lives.

There will be everything to play for on Wednesday as these two bitter rivals do battle once again, this time at Goodison Park. Liverpool have lost Diogo Jota to another injury following his goal scoring exploits in Sunday's win.

However, they are as close to full strength as they have been in months and they should still have plenty of firepower to take down their rivals.

Some players have been in patchy form while some others are gaining a newfound confidence. It will be interesting to see how Jurgen Klopp lines them up.

Let's take a look at how the Reds might lineup for this absolutely crucial fixture on Wednesday.

Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson

Midfielders: Alexis Mac Allister, Wataru Endo, Ryan Gravenberch

Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo

Probable Subs: Luis Diaz, Dominik Szoboszlai, Harvey Elliott, Joe Gomez, Curtis Jones

Alexander-Arnold and Robertson maintain their places as both were outstanding over the weekend and they could wreak just as much havoc against the Toffees.

Konate gets restored to the linuep after Jarell Quansah got the start against Fulham and played well. However, Ibou is the call for this one as Klopp will want as much experience in defense as he can muster for such an important Merseyside Derby.

Mac Allister is restored after his brief cameo on Sunday as well and here's hoping he can pick up his fine form from the previous weeks. Endo look better in the Fulham win and his ability to break up counterattacks will be crucial in this one.

Somewhat controversially, I have Gravenberch holding onto his starting spot. He scored an outstanding goal and it was one of his better games as a Liverpool player. Szoboszlai has not been in the best form and at this point in the season, you have to play who is in a good way.

While I think the odds still say Szobo will start, Gravenberch should be in with a shout.

Looking at the attack, Salah and Nunez must start as their physical gifts and blistering pace will be ideal weapons to utilize against the slower Everton defense.

Nunez could use a "get right" game and this might be just the environment as he seems to thrive in the more chaotic atmospheres. Gakpo has been playing great over the last week so he has earned his place in the XI.

Whoever starts will know only three points will be acceptable and must come out with the tenacity this match calls for.