David Moyes took a defiant parting shot at Liverpool after the Merseyside derby when he insisted Rafael Benitez's side should be doing better.

The Everton chief had seen his side lose 1-0 on Sunday to slip five points behind their local rivals in the battle for fourth spot in the Barclays Premier League.

But Moyes claimed: "I would expect Liverpool to finish higher than fourth. And I think it is incredible that we are still talking about Everton being in with a shout of (the) top four. Liverpool will see this season as a disappointment."

Moyes maintains his injury-ravaged side can catch Liverpool in fourth, and sees the weekend fixtures - Everton are at home to relegated Derby and Liverpool face Arsenal again - as the moment when the gap could be reduced to just two points again.

But the Scot says that Fernando Torres is key to Liverpool's system, saying: "Liverpool can get away with playing just one up front, because Torres does the job of two men for long spells."