Mane and Robertson licking their lips after Everton injury news

Mane and Robertson licking their lips after Everton injury news


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Liverpool stars Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson should be licking their lips after Everton confirmed their injury news ahead of the Merseyside Derby.

The Reds are taking on the Toffies on Wednesday and their manager Marco Silva has delivered his update – which should have Mane and Robertson very keen to attack down the left-hand side.

Everton skipper and right-back Seamus Coleman will be forced to miss the encounter, as will Fabian Delph, and that will encourage Robertson and Mane in their raids down the Toffies right-hand side.

That means Silva will be without two of his leaders in a game that demands them. Liverpool only have Joel Matip and Fabinho as fitness concerns but will be able to call on plenty of experience and strong voices as they seek to avoid defeat in this fixture for a 23rd time in a row.

Djibril Sidibé will be asked to step into the void Coleman left behind and that is no easy task, especially against the combined might of Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson. The Monaco man is on loan and has played just seven games this season.

While he provided an assist in their 2-1 loss against Leicester, Sidibé lacks the leadership ability of Coleman and the Premier League experience that the Irish international has. He’s never experienced a game of this intensity for Everton and that will play into Liverpool hands.

Mane and Robertson should attack the French international and try to make life as difficult for him as possible. On the left the Toffies have Lucas Digne, one of the better players in a poor season for them, and so Liverpool should concentrate their efforts down our left.

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Losing your captain for a derby game is a massive blow, but to lose him in an area that weakens where Liverpool are strong is even worse. Mane and Robertson should be licking their lips at the thought of making life very difficult for Sidibé on Wednesday night.

 

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