‘Liverpool’s summer signings don’t need advice about Merseyside derby’

Liverpool coach Mike Marsh insists the club's summer signings don't need any advice about the Merseyside derby

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Simon Mignolet joined Liverpool this summer Photo: Back Page Images

Liverpool’s summer signings don’t need any advice ahead of the Merseyside derby, according to Reds coach Mike Marsh.

Simon Mignolet, Kolo Toure, Mamadou Sakho and Aly Cissokho could all feature in their first clash against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

However, Marsh feels the quartet, who are all seasoned internationals for their respective countries, won’t need to be told about the importance of the local clash.

“I don’t think they need any advice off me,” Marsh told Liverpool’s website.

“They are a lot of experienced international players so they will play the game as it is and not the occasion.

“It’s a derby game and a tough call as it could go one way or the other but they will play the game and enjoy it as best they can.”

Meanwhile, Marsh feels Liverpool’s derby against Everton is still the Reds’ biggest game of the season.

“The Everton fixture for me is the most important game – our traditional rivals,” Marsh added.

“I know it’s only three points but it’s a local derby and there’s pride at stake. I think the three points is worth a whole lot more in a derby game.

“It’s just a great fixture. It’s a fixture that has been in the top-flight for a long time now and it’s two really good sides playing against other with no quarter asked or given.

“It’s a special derby. People have said in recent times the friendliness has gone out of it and maybe it has a touch but it’s still a special derby.”

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