No Cahill concern for Reds

Everton head into Sunday’s showdown at Anfield a place above their

rivals due to a superior goal difference and having won the reverse

fixture 2-0 at Goodison Park in October. Liverpool have

subsequently sacked Roy Hodgson as manager and brought back Kenny

Dalglish, whose last game of his first spell as boss was a 4-4 draw

in an FA Cup tie against Everton. Cahill will miss the weekend’s

clash due to his Asian Cup commitments, but he is backing his

Everton colleagues to condemn Dalglish to a third successive defeat

since replacing Hodgson. “Liverpool are in a bit of bother at the

moment,” said the Australian. “But really we’ve no concern about

what’s going on there. This is all about us and the desire to do it

for the fans, manager David Moyes and ourselves. “In games like

this, you must ensure you give everything. It’s down to your work

ethic and spirit and we know what great spirit we have at Everton.

“Over the worst times in the last six or seven seasons, that spirit

has brought us through. “This is a big chance to get a big result.

We know it’s a game that could turn their season around again but

it’s one which could kick ours on too.”