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Benteke, Henderson, Baines, Stones among stars missing for Merseyside derby

Both Liverpool and Everton will be without a host of their key players for the upcoming Merseyside Derby.

The Reds and Toffees will lock horns in the 225th Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park on Sunday and the match evidently holds a lot of importance for both sides but to slightly dampen the event, there are key players from both teams unavailable for the contest.

Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino, Jon Flanagan, Jordan Henderson and Dejan Lovren are all likely to miss out for Liverpool due to various injury problems.

Even Everton are plagued with an injury crisis as the likes of Leighton Baines, Muhamed Besic, Tom Cleverley, Seamus Coleman, Tony Hibbert, Steven Pienaar and John Stones are set to miss out.

Everton, who sit fifth on the Premier League table, will go in as slight favourites over Liverpool who occupy ninth.

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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