Liverpool face a tough Merseyside derby this weekend as they hope to avoid a fourth straight Premier League defeat.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are in the middle of a slump in for that has seen them slip down to sixth in the table.
They are just three points above their opponents Everton in Saturday’s clash – with commentary live on talkSPORT.
The reigning champions look unlikely to retain their crown having already lost six times this season.
In the previous two seasons combined, Liverpool lost four games.
The Reds haven’t lost four consecutive Premier League matches since December 2002 under Gérard Houllier.
But their recent record against Everton has been excellent. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 23 meetings with the Toffees in all competitions (W11 D12), their longest unbeaten run against an opponent in their history.
Everton are winless in their last 20 Premier League games against Liverpool (D12 L8), their longest winless run against an opponent in the competition.
On paper, it could be the ideal opportunity to get back on track after a dismal run of results.
Here at talkSPORT.com, we’ve taken a look at how they should line-up against Everton.
Liverpool’s problems in defence continue with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all still out injured.
Fabinho will also not be fit for the Merseyside derby so Ozan Kabak should keep his place for the visit of Everton.
Manager Jurgen Klopp was hopeful the Brazil midfielder, who has been standing in at centre-back, would recover from a muscle problem in time having missed the last two matches but the 27-year-old is not yet back in full training.
Jordan Henderson should partner Kabak at the back with Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold as full-backs.
Klopp will, however, have midfielder Naby Keita available after two months out.
“Naby trained yesterday so we have to see. Naby could have been in the squad v Leipzig (on Tuesday) but it didn’t make sense because he only trained twice, then unfortunately he got ill and couldn’t train until yesterday.
“Fab was not in training. Nothing really new. Fab, Milly (James Milner), Diogo (Jota) are getting closer but not enough for the weekend.”
Much has been made of Thiago and his impact on the team since joining from Bayern Munich.
Arguments have been made that he’s slowed the pace of play down, while this has been disputed by the likes of ex-Reds midfielder Danny Murphy.
He is still their best option in the middle alongside Georgino Wijnaldum and Curtis Jones.
Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah remain the best attacking options with Jota still out injured.