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31st Mar, 2017 | 2:56pm

Stan Collymore predicts Liverpool v Everton showdown

By Dominic Toner

Stan Collymore has predicted Liverpool to draw 2-2 against their Merseyside rivals Everton at the weekend.

The Reds host the Toffees on Saturday and both teams will be looking to enhance their chances of a top four finish.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently fourth-placed in the Premier League table and are unbeaten in their last three matches.

Meanwhile, Ronald Koeman’s men are seventh-placed in the standings and have an outside shot of claiming a Champions League spot.

Collymore is expecting a close match between the two rivals and has tipped a score draw, as cited by his official Twitter account.

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Klopp is without a number of key players at the weekend as Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson remain sidelined through injury.

The Reds were also dealt with the blow that playmaker Adam Lallana sustained a thigh problem while on international duty with England and will be unavailable against Everton.

Liverpool did manage a 1-0 victory over their rivals in the previous meeting this season, with Sadio Mane scoring a late dramatic winner in stoppage time.

They are unbeaten against teams in the top half of the league table and will be confident of extending that run against Everton.

However, they will be wary of a number of key players for the opposition, including the league’s top scorer Romelu Lukaku (21).

In other Liverpool news, Dietmar Hamann believes this player will be the difference in the Merseyside showdown.

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