Everton host title-chasing Liverpool tonight at Goodison Park in a key game for both sides.

Liverpool sit in second place with a game in hand over Arsenal who are three points clear.

For Everton, they have been dragged into a relegation battle after being deducted eight points in total this season for breaching Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules.

Everton currently sit in 16th place, five points ahead of Luton who sit in 18th.

A good result in this game may mean that Everton can stave off relegation, with four games left.

Everton’s form

Everton’s 13-game winless run earlier this season, combined with the points deduction has left them just above the relegation spots.

In that winless run, Everton scored nine goals, and sit second last in the league for goals scored in the league this season.

Everton forwards Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Beto have a combined eight goals between them as Everton have struggled to score.

Manager Sean Dyche gave injury updates on both forwards.

He said: “Beto definitely won’t feature for these next couple of games, but he will be back after that, following the protocols.”

Dyche was hopeful Calvert-Lewin would be fit as he came off injured at the weekend.

Can Everton hold off Liverpool?

Everton’s defence has been impressive this season, as they have the fourth best statistically defence this season.

Centre-back duo James Tarkowski and Jarrad Branthwaite have been particularly impressive for the Toffees.

Everton have picked up a few wins recently against fellow relegation candidates Nottingham Forest and Burnley coming in their last three.

Everton have historically been a hard place for Liverpool to visit, with Klopp only winning at Goodison twice in his career.

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