When and Where: The FA Cup Semi-final from Wembley kicks-off at 7.30 a.m. ET. Live coverage will be on the Fox Soccer Channel. The match will also be available to watch online via a subscription to FoxSoccer2Go.
Preview: Liverpool's third-choice goalkeeper Brad Jones will be stepping-in to the game of his life when he walks out onto the Wembley turf for the all-Merseyside FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.
Following Alexander Doni's sending-off against Blackburn, coupled with the absence of the already-banned Pepe Reina, Jones will be thrust into the big time after a career spent predominantly as an understudy.
And Jones may have plenty of work to do, as, for the first time in recent memory, Everton arguably warrant being considered favorites for the clash between the two clubs from Merseyside. In a surprising turn of events, David Moyes' side currently lay one point and a single place above their rivals in the Premier League standings.
Despite once again having limited resources at his disposal, Moyes has led Everton on an excellent run of form in the second half of the season. The Toffees are on a five-match unbeaten streak and have only lost twice in their last 17 games in all competitions.
By contrast their neighbors in red have been on a woeful run of results in the Premier League. All hope for Champions League qualification has long since disappeared and just two days before the momentous semi-final the club parted ways with director of football Damien Comolli.
A run of eight defeats and just two victories in 13 league matches, before Tuesday, since the turn of the year is relegation form. Yet a dramatic late winner from Andy Carroll last time out could be just the tonic all at Liverpool need to take them into Saturday with a hint of optimism.
With nothing left to play for in the league except for the pride of not wanting to finish below their Merseyside rivals, Liverpool have everything riding on the semi-final.
This is the 218th Merseyside derby (view highlights from five of the best here) with Liverpool leading with 86 wins to the 66 of Everton. The two historic clubs from across Stanley Park have also met four times before in FA Cup semi-finals with Liverpool again leading, by 3 victories to the one of Everton.
Team News: Other than the suspensions ruling out Reina and Doni, Liverpool's only other certain absentees are Charlie Adam and long-term casualty Lucas Leiva. Martin Kelly will also likely miss out, as he continues his return to fitness.
Glen Johnson should return to his regular right-back slot with Jose Enrique coming back in on the other side. Daniel Agger is expected to make his return to the starting lineup alongside Martin Skrtel. And, although he got the winner against Blackburn, Andy Carroll is likely to to have to settle for a place on the bench, with Luis Suarez returning to lead the line single-handedly.
Everton will be without the influential on-loan midfielder Steven Pienaar, who is cup-tied. Darren Gibson is expected to take his place in the midfield. Nikica Jelavic will return to lead the line after being left out against Sunderland last time out, while Tim Cahill and Leighton Baines will also come back in the team.
The key selection dilemma for Moyes will be deciding between Royston Drenthe and Magaye Gueye in a wide midfield berth.
Prediction: Despite the win against Blackburn, all is not rosy at Anfield, as testified by the shakeup behind the scenes conducted by the club's owners this week. Liverpool could also be weakened on Saturday by having a goalkeeper for whom the occasion may well prove too much.
Everton, meanwhile, are on the up and are one of the form teams in the Premier League.
Although Everton will miss the invention of Steven Pienaar, the Toffees have benefited hugely from having a player, in Nikica Jelavic, who looks like he can find the back of the net on a regular basis.
Expect this to be a close, edgy affair, but with the blue half of Merseyside to be the ones celebrating come the final whistle.
Liverpool 1-2 Everton