Steven Gerrardai??i??s had to settle for a point in his final Merseyside derby as Liverpool and Everton played out a goalless draw at Goodison Park.
Liverpool FC face Everton in the Merseyside derby on Saturday and Brendan Rodgers has some injury concerns to worry about, but hinted that he will risk Daniel Sturridge by starting him.
The Merseyside teams kicked off this game on the back of fairly unimpressive starts to the new season. Liverpool put in a strong performance, but Balotelli's inability to score and a thunderbolt of a goal meant that both teams walked away with a point each.
Liverpool take on Everton in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Both the teams need to gather some momentum. Roberto Martinez's Everton and Brendan Rodgers's Liverpool both exceeded expectations last time and have both failed to do the same this time out, even if the league only have five games to show for it.
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