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Moyes out to mark milestone with win

DAVID MOYES would love to mark 10 years as Everton manager with victory over Liverpool in tonight's Merseyside derby - although he says no outcome will stop him feeling good when he reaches the landmark tomorrow.

The Toffees, who will leapfrog their local rivals into seventh place in the Premier League if they claim all three points, are in far better form than the Reds going into the clash at Anfield.

They have not won an away game against Liverpool in the whole of Moyes' tenure, though, with their last triumph there coming in 1999.

But, however things turn out this evening, the Scot says he will still take pleasure in his anniversary the next day as he looks back over his decade at Goodison Park and forward to the continuing work that lies ahead.


"I certainly would (be happy if his team won), but whatever happens, I'll still wake up with a good feeling because I have done 10 years at a great club like Everton," Moyes said.

"I feel really privileged and still excited about the job I have got here."

Everton are unbeaten in nine matches in all competitions, a sequence which has included league wins over Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Asked if he would be happy simply not to lose the game, Moyes said: "Over the years, I think it would have been a great result, because Anfield has been a hard place to go.

"We will go to Anfield and try to win, and then if you can't do that, the next thing is to try to get a draw."