03 February 2009
Everton hobbles in to Liverpool FA cup rematch
Tomorrow, an Everton very light on strikers will do its best at Goodison park against a relatively injury free Liverpool for yet another Merseyside FA Cup derby. Most likely the scoring duty will once again fall to Everton's Tim Cahill, while Liverpool have quite a few tried and true goal scorers at their disposal with Gerrard, Torres, and Kuyt all ready to send the Toffees packing.
Everton did pick up Joao Alves de Assis Silva (aka Jo) as the transfer window closed in hopes that the young Brazilian might find the CSKA Moscow form in royal blue that never materialized in light blue at Manchester City. However Jo is cup-tied for the FA Cup and will not see any action for the Blues in this tournament.
If Everton finally get past Liverpool, it will be the first time in four years they have reached the round of sixteen.
Tomorrow's match kicks off at 3:00PM Eastern in the US on Setanta Sports USA. The full sides are:
Everton (from): Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Lescott, Baines, Anichebe, Gosling, Castillo, Rodwell, Neville, Osman, Arteta, Fellaini, Pienaar, Cahill, Nash, Yobo, Van der Meyde, Jacobsen, Jutkiewicz.
Liverpool (from): Reina, Arbeloa, Carragher, Skrtel, Agger, Hyypia, Aurelio, Dossena, Benayoun, Babel, Gerrard, Mascherano, Lucas, Alonso, Kuyt, Torres, Ngog, Riera, Cavalieri.