Liverpool round-up: Jamie Carragher says Everton are favourites for Merseyside derby

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Liverpool fans, hello and welcome.

It’s the end of the week, which heralds the arrival of two days jam-packed with mouth-watering football matches and, I’m sure, even more juicy gossip.

We’ve compiled a collection of the biggest breaking stories from today - hopefully they’ll be enough to tie you over until the weekend really gets underway. Enjoy.

Carragher admission

Jamie Carragher is about as staunch as you get as a Liverpool supporter, but even he thinks that Everton are heading into this weekend’s Merseyside derby as favourites.

The Anfield legend, now of course a pundit for Sky Sports, wrote in his weekly column that he sees Everton as the favourites for the clash, despite the fact Liverpool are the ‘bigger’ club.

"I see Everton as favourites for this one - it does not happen often I must say. Liverpool are seen as the 'bigger' club, they have spent more money and so are expected to win more trophies," Carragher said.

"But the way Liverpool have been playing this season compared to Everton, I think Everton have the edge, and it is at Goodison obviously, which is in their favour.

"And I think the massive win that Everton had at West Brom, coming back from two goals down, gives everyone a massive lift at the club."

The match will play out at Goodison Park, potentially giving the Toffees the edge, and Liverpool are hardly in good form heading into proceedings.

Rodgers criticised

Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers was ostracised on Twitter last night for playing Emre Can in defence against Swiss side Sion.

Liverpool were unable to best their opponents in the Europa League encounter, but it was Rodgers’ decision to not hand Can a midfield role that was scrutinised the most.

Solid partnership

Elsewhere, Rodgers has praised his strike partnership of Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge, suggesting that they are a ‘real threat’.

The duo helped the Reds overcome Aston Villa last weekend, and Rodgers is likely to rely on them to deliver him all three points against Everton in two day’s time.

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