Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has apologised to supporters for leaving Anfield before the Merseyside derby against Everton on Saturday.
Everton defender Phil Jagielka admitted his stunning late equaliser against Liverpool was simply a case of taking a swing and hoping for the best.
Arsene Wenger warmed up for Saturday`s explosive north London derby by insisting Tottenham Hotspur will never become a Premier League power unless they follow Arsenal`s blueprint for success.
Age-old derby rivalries will take centre-stage in the Premier League on Saturday, with Liverpool hosting Merseyside neighbours Everton and Tottenham Hotspur visiting sworn north London enemies Arsenal.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Saturday`s Merseyside derby against Everton offers his players an ideal opportunity to kickstart their stuttering season.
Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool`s trip to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday is a significant landmark in the club`s development since he took over at Anfield.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was pleased with "a good point" after his side recovered from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 at home to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.
Liverpool and Everton contested a tense Merseyside derby that ended up a 0-0 stalemate at Anfield.
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