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These sides have met three times this season – with both taking advantage of late kick-offs – with Liverpool winning 2-1 in the Merseyside derby on 22 October and defeating Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park on 3 October.
However, there’s a different feel to the cup clash this weekend with Southampton coming into the tie while Liverpool are without centre-backs Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren, who both still have thigh injuries that will be monitored during the week.
Liverpool’s hopes of winning the League Cup have been boosted by the news that star striker Mohamed Salah is available for selection against Everton. The Egyptian, who is one goal away from qualifying for his first major individual trophy since his debut back in 2011, has not played for Liverpool since the draw against West Ham on 10 October due to injury.
Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye has only returned to first-team action this week after fracturing his fibula while on international duty with Senegal, meaning James McCarthy is likely to continue in the middle of the park against Liverpool.
Kevin Mirallas, meanwhile, is not expected to be fit enough to feature after injuring his ankle in the midweek draw with West Ham but long-term defender Yannick Bolasie should return to full training during the coming days.
Other fixtures to watch out for this weekend:
Crystal Palace v Watford (3:30pm, Premier League)
Manchester City v Huddersfield Town (3:30pm, Premier League)
Brighton v Newcastle United (3:30pm, Premier League)
West Bromwich Albion v Bournemouth (3:30pm, Premier League)