2020-10-16 20:08:54 | What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?


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What is it? 

Just the small matter of the 235th Merseyside derby. The current champions against the current pace-setting, table-topping Everton. It has been a whole decade since Evertonians were able to celebrate a victory in this match but with Carlo Ancelotti’s team starting like a runaway train, could this be the year? Liverpool, even with the international break, will still be licking their wounds after that 7-2 embarrassing by Aston Villa. Beware the wounded animal. Hopefully a cracker awaits. 

When is it?

The match is on Saturday, October 17, the first of four games in the Premier League.

What time is kick-off?

The game gets under way at 12.30pm.

What TV channel is on?

BT Sport 1 for this one. Calls to make the match free to air amid concerns over coronavirus breaches were rejected by the broadcaster. So very much still subscribers only. 

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What is the team news?

Liverpool are boosted by the return to training of Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara after both returned negative Covid-19 tests following a period of isolation. Jurgen Klopp tends to turn to players who have rested during international breaks so both may get a run out. Klopp added that goalkeeper Alisson is recovering well but midfielder Naby Keita will not be fit.

Ancelotti said he had all his players available but would make a late call on defender Yerry Mina and midfielder James Rodriguez, who played for Colombia in Chile and returned only on Thursday.

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Source References: The Telegraph

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