Steven Gerrard once again inspired the Liverpool to victory last night as the Reds beat Everton to go within seven points of fifth placed Chelsea.

The Liverpool captain scored a hat-trick on his 400th appearance for the club in an emphatic victory that ends a run of three straight defeats.

Elsewhere last night, Bayern Munich demolished Basel, while Marseille shocked Inter Milan at the San Siro - knocking them out of the competition.

Chelsea are in Champions League action tonight, with captain John Terry demanding a performance as his side look to overturn a two goal deficit.

TRANSFER NEWS

Arsenal and Liverpool have joined the race for 25-year-old Schalke 04 winger Jose Manuel Jorado, who is valued at £8m by his side. (Football Gossip)

Manchester United are said to be scouting Borussia Monchengladbach defender Dante, according to reports in the German press. (Express)

And finally, Tottenham are reportedly planning a shock move for promising young Liverpool and England U18 midfielder Raheem Sterling. (Daily Mail)

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