Liverpool v Everton LIVE: Premier League updates as Ryan Gravenberch makes first Premier League start

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The players are out warming up and the atmosphere is just getting going ahead of the highly anticipated Merseyside derby. Here are some shots from the ground and outside:

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Jurgen Klopp on his excellent record against Everton: “It is rather uncomfortable if you tell me about my good record because it doesn’t matter.

“We try to make sure we don’t think about these things but make sure we are ready, we understand the importance of the game and can’t remember one moment when I said ‘weekend derby’ and enjoyed this thought.”

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Sean Dyche on his relationship with Jurgen Klopp, following an infamous bust-up when Burnley won 1-0 at Anfield in the 2020/21 season: “Every manager should be passionate in what they do. I’ve never properly fallen out with a manager or held a grudge.

“We just both want the best for our teams, no problem with showing passion and commitment to the cause. It’s a proper derby. This is the biggest one I know. I’m still relatively new to Everton and you earn the right to have the same depth about this game, I’m learning all the time.”

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Jurgen Klopp on how his new boys will take to playing Everton in the Merseyside derby: “It is a special game no doubt but a high pressure game and they all played them. Macca played the World Cup with Argentina, Dom played Serbia recently in a super-important, high-pressure game so they are all used to the kind of game.

“The exact game, not, but I cannot show them a movie of derbies and say that is how they should be. I don’t think we have to make it too big.”

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Everton manager Sean Dyche insists he “knows what he needs to know” about the club’s off-field issues and is comfortable with his position.

This week saw the start of an independent commission into charges the club breached Financial Fair Play regulations by posting financial losses of almost £372million over the previous three years when the limit is £105m.

That is expected to be concluded next week, although a decision may not be made public until November, with suggestions if found guilty the club could face a fine or points deduction.

In addition, further concerns have been raised about the suitability of United States-based investment firm 777 Partners’ suitability as prospective new owners after they agreed a deal to buy Farhad Moshiri’s 94.1 per cent stake.

The New York Times reported 777 had failed to supply information to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) about their bid, although a company spokesman insisted it had submitted all the relevant documentation at the time it was requested to do so.

It is not the ideal build-up to a return to Premier League action with a Merseyside derby against Liverpool at Anfield but Dyche said he had become well-accustomed to filtering the vast amount of information which is swirling around the club.

“I know what I need to know and that’s enough for me,” said Dyche.

“I don’t need to add in another level of someone’s opinion. I know what I know from inside, it is often irrelevant what someone is saying from the outside because I know what’s going on.”

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Liverpool vs Everton team news

Liverpool make four changes from their 2-2 draw with Brighton before the international break, some are to be expected some slightly more surprising.

Kostas Tsimikas replaces the injured Andy Robertson, who sustained a shoulder injury while playing for Scotland, and Diogo Jota returns from a one-game ban.

Ibrahima Konate replaces Joel Matip and Ryan Gravenberch will make his first Premier League start and take the position of Harvey Elliott.

Everton are unchanged from their 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

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Build from the front? Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp are repeating an old trick

Build from the back. So the cliché goes. It tends to be the objective of any manager who takes over or constructs a new team. Jurgen Klopp sounded a voice of footballing orthodoxy when he said: “I like to build a team from the defensive side.”

Yet, for the second time, Klopp may be going against the grain and building from the front. “Liverpool Reloaded,” as their manager branded them at the start of the season, have a solitary clean sheet in the Premier League. They have conceded in the first half of all seven other games. But they have scored in all eight games, with at least two goals in six of them and three in each of their Anfield encounters. In the tradition of Liverpool 1.0, the first incarnation of his first great side, they promise entertainment.

Yet if Klopp would like to build from the back, the sense is that, once again, he is building from the front.

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How Sean Dyche turned Everton into a better attacking team than Liverpool

The Merseyside derby features the side second only to Tottenham in the table. Not Liverpool, and not the standings that matter most. But in the shot charts, Everton, with 133, are behind only the actual league leaders. They have a higher expected goals in league football this season than Manchester City. They average more shots per match than Barcelona.

An early-season anomaly or is Sean Dyche a born-again entertainer and Dycheball football’s newest great attacking philosophy? If logic dictates that the answer veers towards the former – after all, at this stage of last season, Frank Lampard’s Everton had the Premier League’s best defensive record – Dyche has had a point during the post-match interviews where he has repeated a mantra about the number and quality of chances his side have generated.

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Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson is facing three months on the sidelines with manager Jurgen Klopp admitting the defender’s pending shoulder surgery will be “a big loss” for the club.

The Scotland captain sustained the problem on international duty against Spain but having been assessed on his return to Merseyside the club have decided an operation is the best solution – even if it means the 29-year-old faces a lengthy absence.

“There is a little chance we could try without but talking to pretty much all experts it looks like surgery will be the best thing, especially in the long term definitely, and that means he is out for a while,” said Klopp.

“You only see the real extent of injury when you have a look into it, like properly open (up the shoulder) and fix it – but my experience tells me around about three months.

“That is a shoulder (injury), usually not a lot of times you say it was earlier but Robbo is a quick healer, that is true.

“In this specific case we have to make sure the shoulder structure is stable, because the moment the boy starts all the normal contact stuff again the player has to be ready for that.

“I don’t exactly when, but next Wednesday (or whenever he has the operation) we will know more.

“In my experience you can train pretty quickly again but not football-specific because you have to be careful of challenges and all these kind of things so he will be out for a while. It is a big loss.”

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson faces three months out as he is to undergo surgery on a shoulder problem (Isabel Infantes/PA)

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Everton could welcome back Idrissa Gueye, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin is fit to lead the line for the visitors.

Predicted line ups:

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsmikas, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Gravenberch, Diaz, Jota, Salah

Everton XI: Pickford, Young, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko, Harrison, Garner, Onana, McNeil, Doucoure, Calvert-Lewin

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