Everton defender Phil Jagielka has no problem with the taunts coming from the Liverpool camp ahead of today's derby.

Jagielka reveals he pulled Gerrard up about his long-ball jibe when they were together on international duty.

"I spoke to Stevie about it with England and we had a laugh and a joke. If you are not being talked about, nobody really cares about you," said Jagielka.

"For us it's nice to be ahead of them, rather than trying to chase them. Even though it is a game that won't decide silverware, there will still be plenty of pressure."