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Everton vs. Liverpool; three (3) key battles to watch ahead of Merseyside Derby

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Everton and Liverpool would trade tackles at the Goodison Park as the Merseyside derby match ensues on the English scene.

Players like Jordon Henderson and Alex Iwobi would be on the show while the measure of rivalry that exists between these two EPL sides would be under review as they square up against each other.

Here, Isagoal.Com reviews the three (3) key battles to watch ahead of this match.

Seamus Coleman vs. Sadio Mane

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The Republic of Ireland international would be in a tug of war when he face the class of Sadio Mane on the pitch.

The Senegalese star may not have scored against Southampton at the weekend but he was a threat going forward against the Saints.

Coleman would have a hard time with Mane on the left-wing while he will try to make up for his side with his pace and experience against the African star.

Richarlison vs. Trent Alexander-Arnold

The Brazilian forward would test Arnold’s pace and agility on the defensive front as both players clash on the pitch.

Much will be expected of the Liverpool defender going forward in transition against Everton. But can he survive Richarlison’s trickery movement on the wings?

Both stars will aim to outwit each other strength for strength but it remains to be seen who will come out on top here.

Allan vs. Thiago Alcantara

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The Brazilian would be saddled with the task to break up the Liverpool attacking play which would mostly come from the in-form Liverpool playmaker Thiago.

And that’s where the battle would be fought and won even as Allan’s midfield tidiness would be tested by Thiago’s creative invention on the pitch.

It’s going to be a Samba battle with both guys all of Brazilian origin.

While Thiago Alcantara must up his game amid the Liverpool tempo knowing the level of support Allan and Everton would have at home courtesy of their passionate and very supportive Everton fans at the Goodison Park.

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