Friday, 15th November, 2013

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has revealed that he is looking forward to featuring in his first Merseyside derby after the international break.

The Toffees will take on fierce local rivals Liverpool in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on 23rd November after the international round of fixtures.


And Barry, who joined Everton on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City on transfer deadline day, explained that he is keen to take part in the high-voltage match.

“I’m really looking forward to the game”, the midfielder told his club’s official site.


“Derbies – wherever you are – are the fixtures that the fans look out for. The players get excited too, because they create special atmospheres.

“Having watched the Merseyside derbies over the years, I’m really looking forward to being part of one.”

Barry, who has played in several high-profile derbies for his former employers Aston Villa and parent club Manchester City, reveled in the positive results his sides churned out in the Second City derby and Manchester derby respectively.

“I don’t think too many can compete with the 6-1 for Manchester City at Manchester United”, he added.

“Also Aston Villa beat Birmingham 5-1, so I have had some fantastic scorelines in that respect.”

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