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Crouchy wary of Toffees threat

Posted on 4 December 2009  - 12:00

Peter Crouch knows more than most how much Everton will want to bounce back from last week's Merseyside derby defeat when we travel to Goodison Park on Sunday.

Crouchy wary of Toffees threat

Peter Crouch knows more than most how much Everton will want to bounce back from last week's Merseyside derby defeat when we travel to Goodison Park on Sunday.

The striker spent three seasons at Everton's city rivals Liverpool, scoring 41 goals in 134 appearances including a goal in a win in his first derby match at Goodison in 2005.

The Toffees were unlucky to lose out to Liverpool in the latest derby at Goodison last Sunday, when a host of chances went begging and Liverpool capitalised for a 2-0 victory.

That left an Everton side hit hard by injuries in a surprise 16th position in the Barclays Premier League - we travel to Merseyside in a healthy third spot.

Nevertheless, Everton enjoyed a win in the Europa Cup in midweek as we tasted Carling Cup defeat at Manchester United and ‘Crouchy' is well aware that Everton will want to put things right back in league action on home soil.

"Everton have some quality players, they've had a tough time of late and they played well against Liverpool and probably think they deserved more from the game," said Peter, whose allegiance with the Red half of the city will no doubt guarantee a warm reception if he plays on Sunday.

"They will take confidence from that game and we have to try to score first - that will make our job easier - but we know we have enough ability to go there and win the game."

Crouchy told us earlier in the week that he believed the United loss and somewhat flat display at Old Trafford on Tuesday night would be a ‘one-off'.

"We've done fantastically well so far this season, that was a disappointment and we now have to focus on the league and the FA Cup, starting with Everton."