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Steven Gerrard gives Liverpool the lead with a goal over Everton (GIF)

Liverpool is hosting Everton in a very important Merseyside Derby. The winner gets a spot in the coveted top four of the Premier League table.

“It is a very important game as a victory puts us four points clear. Our home form over the course of the season has been brilliant,” said Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, via ESPN FC. “Looking at our team when we have everyone available we are a very strong outfit.

“I have great confidence in the team of players and for us the key is Champions League qualification. When I came in here Everton had finished above Liverpool and last season finished above us also. Everton’s basis is a good defensive record, still stable from what they have been over a few years – we are a team who have upped the ante in terms of our offensiveness.”

It should come as no surprise that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard put his team on the board first with a goal off a corner from Luis Suarez.

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