Cooper's troops prepared for Liverpool battle in Premier League Cup

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Among many factors put forward for Liverpool's slight drop off in attacking prowess, fatigue seems one of the most obvious, with Klopp adamant that he will maintain strong bids for success in both the Premier and Champions Leagues.

Marco Silva believes the Merseyside derby has "the power" to propel Everton's development and his players should not fear Sunday's visit to Liverpool. "That was a good result", Sigurdsson, who has scored six goals this season, added. That is a completely normal thing. Stay on the shoulder, stay close - it unnerves teams when you don't go away and you think about expecting them to drop points.

Jurgen Klopp has rejected suggestions that he has problems to solve in Liverpool's midfield. The trio have regularly been played together in matches that Klopp doesn't feel like he wants to throw the kitchen sink at games.

Joe Gomez was deployed at right-back during the 2-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday night but I think we should see Trent Alexander-Arnold coming back in to the side on Sunday.

"One player doesn't change everything".

Iceland worldwide Sigurdsson scored the winning goal as Everton overcame promoted Cardiff City 1-0 last Saturday to extend their unbeaten league run to three games and climb to sixth in the table on 22 points. "Wednesday - Sunday will be enough to have a almost full squad then, but I don't know exactly how the situation will be tomorrow for training".

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"But I get constantly confronted with the question - something is missing".

"It's good we have this one day more and it is not Wednesday - Saturday because that would be really hard".

With captain Henderson to serve a one-match Premier League ban following his dismissal at Watford last weekend, Klopp told Friday's pre-match press conference: "As long as all the others are fit, we have solutions for that and that's good".

"We have conceded five goals and you talk about our midfield being overrun?"

"Analyse Everton and tell me it will be an easy game, tell me their weaknesses: they defend really good, have good players in all positions".