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Barn Door Live - Merseyside Derby Edition

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There's a bit of time until tonight's big match, but I wanted to start the discussion early.

For Everton, I expect just one change to the starting eleven from the weekend with Steven Pienaar returning at the expense of Royston Drenthe. That will leave a lot of fantasy managers unhappy.

Liverpool is more difficult to predict - in general, and because of the injury situation. Are Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson fit? One has to imagine that if Gerrard is even close to fully fit he'll start. Johnson... well, not so much.

UPDATE: Johnson rules himself out via Twitter:

Is Craig Bellamy able to play two matches in four days? If not, we'll see Stewart Downing come in. And if Downing plays, does Andy Carroll come in for Dirk Kuyt? Or Kuyt could move right and Jordan Henderson could drop to the bench.

Or... Maxi!

Who knows. I don't know. Do you know?

More news as we get it, then lively barn door discussion at kick-off through the final whistle.

Good luck!

UPDATED AGAIN: Here are your staring line-ups:

So... two of my barn door pick ups - Coates and Jelavic, who are great enablers - are on the bench. Let the freak out commence.