Brendan Rodgers: 'Everton won't bully us in Merseyside derby'

Rodgers: 'Everton won't bully us'
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that his side will not be "bullied" by Everton in tomorrow's Merseyside derby.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that his side will not be physically intimidated by Everton when the teams meet tomorrow.

The Blues travel to Anfield for the second Merseyside derby of the season, and the Reds boss has warned that his team will refuse to be "bullied" by their opponent's approach.

"There are no concerns on my part about us being bullied," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

"We have got players who can cope with the physicality [of Everton]. Our game is based on a really aggressive, technical approach in the opponent's half. When it's physical, we have the players who can get physical, and we can cope."

A win for Rodgers's side can take his men to within two points of their city rivals in the Premier League.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is congratulated by teammates after scoring against Manchester City on February 3, 2013
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