By Emma Sanders

Ahead of the Merseyside derby on Monday evening, Football Insider selects the best combined XI from Liverpool and Everton in the Premier League era.

Current attacking stars Romelu Lukaku, Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino miss out, but Philippe Coutinho and Leighton Baines make the cut.

There is room for four Everton players and Tim Howard earns a place despite some tough competition from Pepe Reina for the number one spot.

Liverpool have struggled in defence in recent years so there is room for two Everton stars in the back four including Baines who gets the nod at left-back ahead of John Arne Riise.

Sami Hyypia and Jamie Carragher form a strong centre-back partnership with a lot of experience in Merseyside derbies. There’s no room for Phil Jagielka though, who is still proving to be an important player for the Toffees.

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It was also a tough choice between Steve Finnan and Seamus Coleman but the Ireland international has been in great form since the start of 2015 so earns a place.

In midfield there are some huge Liverpool legends, including Xabi Alonso and Steven Gerrard but there is still room for an Everton star.

Mikel Arteta joins the Liverpool duo after making 207 appearances prior to his move to Arsenal, while the attacking front three is also dominated by red, with Duncan Ferguson and Tim Cahill missing out for the Blues.

Luis Suarez is perhaps the best player to have played for either club in the Premier League so is an obvious choice but you cannot leave out Fernando Torres and Philippe Coutinho so they also make the team.

In other Liverpool news, here are three key battles to look out for in the Merseyside derby.