Premier League leaders Everton welcome rival Liverpool to Goodison Park on Saturday as Matchday 5 gets underway with a bang. Entering the Merseyside Derby, the Toffees have been absolutely perfect with a 4-0-0 record and a league-high 12 goals scored. The Reds, meanwhile, are 3-0-1 but are coming off that shocking 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa last time out.

Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:

Viewing information

Date: Saturday, Oct. 17 | Time: 7:30 a.m. ET
Location: Goodison Park — Liverpool, England
TV: NBCSN | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Everton +295; Daw +290; Liverpool -117(via William Hill Sportsbook) 

Storylines

Everton: This team has been completely changed with the arrival of James Rodriguez. He commands so much respect on the pitch that it is leaving more space in attack for others, and his proven ability to strike from range is keeping defenses on their heels. Against the Reds, it’s going to be tricky to find that space with the talent they have in defense. Don’t be surprised if he drops back a bit more and plays the role of creator. 

Liverpool: Time to bounce back. How in the world did they lost to Villa 7-2? That was a nightmare performance, and the Reds are usually too strong to deliver back-to-back duds. They’ll respect this quality Everton side, but Liverpool have more than enough to take the points here. The key will be containing James and keeping Virgil van Dijk on red-hot Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Prediction

Mohamed Salah wins it late for the Reds with a gorgeous curler. Pick: Liverpool 2, Everton 1

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