David Moyes hopes referee Andre Marriner will not be the deciding factor in Sunday's Merseyside derby.

The Everton boss was furious after last season's defeat by Liverpool at Goodison Park when Jack Rodwell was sent off early on for a tackle on Luis Suarez, a decision that was later rescinded. Everton have already been dealt a blow with the absence of key midfielder Steven Pienaar, who was shown a red card in last weekend's 1-1 draw at QPR and serves a one-match ban.

The Scot said: "We've got to be careful. People are going to turn away from football if they continue to go to watch people who throw themselves on the ground when they're not touched."

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