Liverpool LATE to Goodison Park as traffic delays arrival for Merseyside derby clash with Everton

By Sean O’Brien

17th October 2020,
12:00 pm

Updated: 17th October 2020,
12:18 pm

Liverpool arrived late to Goodison Park for the Merseyside derby clash with Everton due to traffic.

The Reds were pictured arriving at the home of the Toffees around 11:25, just over an hour before kick-off.

The bus was given a police escort to the ground

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The bus was given a police escort to the ground

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According to journalist Julien Laurens, Jurgen Klopp and his men were held up by congestion in the local area.

It was the worst possible start for the champions, who travel to their table-topping rivals on the back of a 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa.

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Everton, on the other hand, have enjoyed a perfect start to the campaign with four wins from four.

Today marks ten years to the day since Everton last beat Liverpool in the Premier League – and fans will hope it also signals an end to the Reds’ dominance in the city.

Liverpool did get there eventually

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Liverpool did get there eventually

Ben Godfrey starts on the bench for Everton, but Carlo Ancelotti has been able to include Allan in an attempt to stop Liverpool’s rampant attack.

The Everton manager had earlier in the week been boosted by the return of the summer signing Allan from injury as well as Andre Gomes, while his opposite number, Jurgen Klopp, is able to start Thiago Alcantara.

Thiago is part of a strong Liverpool XI

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Thiago is part of a strong Liverpool XI

Confirmed XIs

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne, Doucoure, Allan, Andre Gomes, Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison

Subs: Delph, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Bernard, Godfrey, Davies, Olsen

Liverpool: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Subs: Wijnaldum, Milner, Gomez, Jones, Minamino, Jota, Kelleher


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