Here are your Everton morning headlines for Saturday, October 10.
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Liverpool were beaten 7-2 by Aston Villa before the international break, but Ancelotti – and his players – do not allow themselves to believe that the Reds are not the team they were.
Everton will enter the Merseyside Derby this weekend as leader of the Premier League and with a 100% record.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti wants his players to forget the fact that Liverpool conceded seven goals in their last game, while the Blues prepare for a “fantastic” team.
“It will be a difficult game, but we have confidence,” Ancelotti said.
“We are confident,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter what happened last week, they are still a fantastic team with a fantastic manager.
Former Everton striker Daniel Amokachi paid tribute to the club’s supporters, who made him feel at home after admitting a Premier League culture shock in 1994.
Amokachi said: “I was really excited to come to the Premier League as a young player from Africa.
Everton broke the transfer record when he signed the Nigerian from Club Brugge for £3 million and joined a very British squad in which Swedish winger Anders Limpar and Australian reserve goalkeeper Jason Kearton were the only players born outside the UK.
“My first encounter with the fans was a home game. I went shopping and tried my best to find a blue blazer in Everton’s colors.
“The way the fans reacted, my charisma and my extravagance running from one end to the other, they transferred it to me from day one.
“They announced my name, and from the moment I first stepped onto the pitch in Goodison Park, the atmosphere was there and made me feel like I belonged there.
Everton will keep its options open in the final week of the domestic transfer window.