Key talking points as Everton head to Anfield for 242nd Merseyside derby

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Liverpool host neighbours Everton at Anfield in the 242nd Merseyside derby on Monday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been struggling for form and results but the visitors arrive having received the immediate benefit of a new manager bounce with a first victory since October.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the issues ahead of the Premier League game.

Could Everton arrive at a worse possible time for Jurgen Klopp?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side head into the Merseyside derby in terrible form (Joh Walton/PA)

Dyche impact

With just five training sessions Dyche was able to get a performance – and more importantly – a result against Premier League leaders Arsenal. He has organised the players, managed to get them running more and secured a first clean sheet in 10 matches. With another week behind him expect the Toffees to be even-better drilled with a game plan to exploit Liverpool’s numerous weaknesses.

Concerns for Klopp

Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez
Mohamed Salah (left) and Darwin Nunez (right) are both struggling for goals (Barrington Coombs/PA)

Everton on the up

Idrissa Gana Gueye celebrates by jumping onto team-mates
One win has lifted the mood at Goodison Park (Peter Byrne/PA)

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