Liverpool teenager Jordon Ibe was handed only his second Barclays Premier League start in the 224th Merseyside derby as one of three changes at Goodison Park.
The 19-year-old, recalled from a loan spell at Derby last month, came into the side with Lucas Leiva and Jordan Henderson also returning after missing the midweek FA Cup win over Bolton.
Everton midfielder James McCarthy made his first appearance since December 28 as one of two changes from the win at Crystal Palace, with Bryan Oviedo replacing the injured Leighton Baines, with new signing Aaron Lennon on the bench.
Everton: Robles, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Oviedo, McCarthy, Besic, Barry, Mirallas, Lukaku, Naismith.
Subs: Gibson, Kone, Barkley, Lennon, Browning, Alcaraz, Griffiths.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Ibe, Henderson, Lucas, Moreno, Gerrard, Sterling, Coutinho.
Subs: Johnson, Lovren, Lambert, Sturridge, Allen, Markovic, Ward.
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)