Liverpool vs. Everton: Preview and TV schedule

Alex Livesey

The Merseyside derby takes place at Anfield on Tuesday night, with Liverpool and Everton separated by just a point in the table.

The most eagerly-anticipated of Tuesday's Premier League fixtures sees Liverpool play host to their Merseyside neighbours Everton, looking to maintain their point advantage over the Toffees in the league table. However, Roberto Martínez's side have exceeded all expectations so far this season, and certainly will be up for the fight.

Liverpool have won their last couple of league games and are currently occupying the fourth and final Champions League place. They've not lost at home to the Toffees since 1999, though Everton's current form means they could make life tougher than ever for Brendan Rodgers' hosts.

Liverpool will certainly be without a handful of first team regulars, including José Enrique, Daniel Agger and Lucas Leiva, though they'll be hopeful Mamadou Sakho makes it back in time. Everton's injury list is rather lengthier, with Ross Barkley and Bryan Oviedo their most significant absentees. Gerard Deulofeu, Séamus Coleman and Steven Pienaar all face late fitness tests.

Liverpool injuries and suspensions

Out: José Enrique (knee), Daniel Agger (calf), Lucas Leiva (knee), Glen Johnson (ankle). In doubt: Mamadou Sakho (hamstring).

Everton injuries and suspensions

Out: Arouna Koné (knee), Darron Gibson (knee), Ross Barkley (toe), Bryan Oviedo (broken leg). In doubt: Antolín Alcaraz (muscle fatigue), Gerard Deulofeu (hamstring), Séamus Coleman (soft tissue inury), Steven Pienaar (groin).

Projected lineups

Liverpool: Simon Mignolet; Aly Cissokho, Kolo Touré, Martin Skrtel, Jon Flanagan; Jordan Henderson, Steven Gerrard; Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suárez, Raheem Sterling; Daniel Sturridge.

Everton: Tim Howard; Leighton Baines, Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka, John Stones; Gareth Barry, James McCarthy; Aiden McGeady, Leon Osman, Kevin Mirallas; Romelu Lukaku.

Match Date/Time: Tuesday, 8 p.m. local, 3 p.m. ET

Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, England

TV: NBCSN (U.S.), Sportsnet (Canada), BT Sport 1 (U.K.)

Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.), Sportsnet World Online (Canada), BT Sport 1 (U.K.)

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