Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Everton is the ideal opportunity for someone to make themselves a hero.

The England midfielder has achieved that feat many times over for his club, the latest coming when he became the first Reds player to score a hat-trick in a derby at Anfield since Fred Howe in 1935.

"I think it's happened a lot of times, big players have had a big impact on big games but anyone can be the hero on the day," the 31-year-old said. "It's one of those occasions that's set up so well for heroes. Big games, big heroes - let's hope they're in red shirts."

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