Wednesday, 29th January, 2014

Everton face potentially more bad news in the wake of their 4-0 Merseyside derby defeat against Liverpool, with boss Roberto Martinez admitting an injury to striker Romelu Lukaku "doesn't look too good".

The Toffees were taken apart by Liverpool at Anfield and suffered a blow in the first half as Lukaku was stretchered off after a collision with team-mate Gareth Barry.

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The striker, who is on loan from Chelsea for the season, is now poised to be assessed by the club's medical staff today. But Martinez is braced for bad news.

"We're going to assess it", he said via his club's site.


"At the moment he's got his ankle in a cast and it doesn't look too good.

"He just collided with Gareth Barry at the corner as the ball was delivered into the box. It's there where he twisted his ankle."

Lukaku has been in good form for Everton so far this season, finding the back of the net nine times in 21 Premier League games and chipping in with six assists for good measure.

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