Liverpool head into the Merseyside Derby this weekend knowing that a win is imperative. The Reds will be looking to bounce back from a chastening defeat suffered at Villa Park before the international break, the Ev will be hoping to maintain their lead at the top. Liverpool have been dealt a potential boost with Yerry Mina an injury worry for Everton.
Monumental Merseyside Derby
Who would have thought that by the time this Derby came around the Ev would be top and the Reds would be licking their wounds after taking a battering.
Yet here we are, Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees are flying high at the top of the table with their 100% record and the Reds are trying to bounce back after a hammering at Aston Villa.
A decisive Reds victory can launch them top of the table, a defeat could rock confidence even further.
Yerry Mina an injury worry
Paul Joyce has tweeted that Everton defender Yerry Mina is an injury worry for the Toffees.
The Colombian international will be assessed ahead of the weekend after picking up a thigh problem when away with the national side.
The 26-year-old has been a key figure of Ancelotti’s revival, he has netted once in the league this season and has provided crucial defensive moments for the Goodison Park side.
What RTK has to say
In a game of such fine margins, the Ev losing Yerry Mina to injury could tip the scales.
The Toffees have been notoriously sloppy at the back in recent seasons, it is only now that they seem to have gotten their act together somewhat.
To lose one of the key figures in that defensive solidity could be a decisive blow for the Ev ahead of the Derby. We’ll be waiting for further news with baited breath.