UPDATE: Arthur Melo gets his clearance in time and he will be on the bench today. Left back Andy Robertson is rested and Konstantinos Tsimikas replaces him. Darwin Nunez returns to the starting 11 after a red card suspension.
Liverpool will head to Everton’s home turf, Goodison Park, for the first Merseyside derby of the season on Saturday in Premier League
The derby kicks off an eight-game lineup in the League.
Everton is winless in league play and hosts Liverpool in the early match. Transfer deadline day signings Idrissa Gana Gueye and James Garner are available for Everton.
New Liverpool midfielder Arthur Melo is awaiting international clearance.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been ruled out of the derby due to a hamstring injury but forward Diogo Jota could return, manager Juergen Klopp said yesterday
Henderson was forced off with the injury during the second half of their 2-1 win over Newcastle United on Wednesday, while Jota has had a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a thigh injury.
"Nothing yet. We are still waiting for the result," Klopp told reporters on Friday when asked about Henderson's fitness.
"He is definitely out, he is injured, but the extent I don't know. Diogo probably will be in as well, he trained yesterday with the team first time. He will train today.
Liverpool, which is sixth in the league after five games, will be bolstered by the presence of new striker Darwin Nunez, who will return after serving a three-match ban for a red card.
"He's learned his lesson and is in really good shape. See how we came through last two games, we don’t see it as a bad thing that he was out," Klopp said.
Klopp expects Saturday's game against Frank Lampard's Everton, to be a "big fight". Everton is 17th in the league
"They are tight games most of the time. It'll be a big fight and we cannot ignore that but you have to play football as well. That's the challenge," Klopp said.
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Thiago Alcantara is expected to return to training next week after a thigh injury, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (muscle) will be out for "a while" and Ibrahima Konate (knee) could be back around the international break.
Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who sustained a knee injury, is expected to be back next week.
WITH INPUTS FROM REUTERS AND AP