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Marouane Fellaini in action for Manchester United

Manchester United vs Everton: Marouane Fellaini set to make return from ankle injury

Midfielder has been out since late August

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Phil Jagielka

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The defender left the stadium before kick-off after not being included in the squad

Mario Balotelli

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Reds manager impressed with display despite failure to find the back of the net

Mario Balotelli

Liverpool vs Everton: Mario Balotelli promised much – but ultimately delivered little in the derby

Italian striker on the fringes of the match

Steven Gerrard

Liverpool vs Everton: Reds captain Steven Gerrard frustrated by claims that he is 'finished'

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Phil Jagielka

Liverpool vs Everton: Phil Jagielka admits 'the swinging worked' after brilliant equaliser at Anfield

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Phil Jagielka
Tony Hibbert

Liverpool vs Everton: Tony Hibbert causes Twitter storm with first-half display at Anfield

Everton defender started first match since December 2012

Mario Balotelli

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