Team News: Steven Gerrard on the bench for Liverpool

Team News: Gerrard on the bench
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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is deemed only fit enough to start this afternoon's Merseyside derby on the bench.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will start this afternoon's Merseyside derby on the bench.

The midfielder is joined among the substitutes by Jordan Henderson and Craig Bellamy.

Hosting Everton start with Louis Saha as a lone striker, while manager David Moyes has decided to drop skipper Phil Neville in favour of Jack Rodwell.

Everton: Howard; Hibbert, Baines, Jagielka, Distin; Cahill, Osman, Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell; Saha

Liverpool: Reina; Kelly, Enrique, Carragher, Skrtel; Kuyt, Downing, Lucas, Adam; Carroll, Suarez

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