Everton v Liverpool preview

Everton are without midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who suffered a

hamstring injury playing for Belgium in midweek and faces up to six

weeks on the sidelines. Defender Phil Jagielka is also unlikely to

feature in the crunch Premier League clash after straining a

hamstring in training with England. Playmaker Steven Pienaar is

still out with a groin injury and striker Louis Saha (calf) is

rated as unlikely to return by manager David Moyes. Jack Rodwell

(ankle) is a long-term absentee while youngster Ross Barkley, on

the bench for the last four games, suffered a broken leg this week.

Striker Fernando Torres is fit to face Everton in the 214th

Merseyside derby. The Spain striker sustained an adductor injury in

the 2-1 defeat to Blackpool almost a fortnight ago but has been

declared fit by manager Roy Hodgson. Defender Paul Konchesky has

recovered from a hamstring strain while fellow left-back Fabio

Aurelio has overcome an Achilles problem which has kept him out

since late August. Centre-half Daniel Agger is a doubt with a back

injury sustained playing for Denmark this week and Holland forward

Dirk Kuyt has been ruled out for at least three weeks after

injuring his ankle on international duty. Everton (from): Howard,

Neville, Distin, Heitinga, Baines, Hibbert, Cahill, Osman, Arteta,

Beckford, Bilyaletdinov, Gueye, Coleman, Yakubu, Mustafi, Silva,

Baxter, Wallace, Mucha. Liverpool (from): Reina, Johnson,

Carragher, Skrtel, Konchesky, Poulsen, Gerrard, Meireles, Cole,

Torres, Ngog, Jones, Aurelio, Kyrgiakos, Lucas, Spearing,

Jovanovic, Rodriguez, Babel.