By Emma Sanders

Everton should make two changes to the side which defeated Arsenal 2-1 on Tuesday evening for the Merseyside derby.

The Blues take on Liverpool on Monday evening and they should start Kevin Mirallas and Ramiro Funes-Mori.

Phil Jagielka will miss the clash through suspension after picking up a red card against Arsenal so Funes-Mori is the obvious choice to come in as a replacement at centre-back alongside Ashley Williams.

He should be joined by Mirallas in the starting XI and it should be Enner Valencia to make way because the Belgian can cause problems for Nathaniel Clyne with his creativity.

Aaron Lennon should retain his place on the right of an attacking three which includes Mirallas and Ross Barkley.

Barkley has been fighting his way back into contention and he deserves to start against Liverpool because he has the ability to influence the course of the game when on top form.

Idrissa Gueye and James McCarthy were excellent against Arsenal in the holding midfield roles so they should also line-up in their familiar positions.

Leighton Baines, who has recently signed a new long-term contract with the club, is the best option at left-back and he has experienced the derby on many occasions.

Seamus Coleman is also a definite choice at right-back and should complete the back four alongside Williams and Funes-Mori.

Maarten Stekelenburg should start in goal and Romelu Lukaku is clearly the best choice up-front.

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