Jagielka admits Everton must silence Gerrard to beat Liverpool

Everton defender Phil Jagielka says they must silence Steven Gerrard if they're to beat Liverpool in today's FA Cup semifinal. Gerrard goes into the game in excellent derby form.

Everton defender Phil Jagielka says they must silence Steven Gerrard if they're to beat Liverpool in today's FA Cup semifinal.

Gerrard goes into the game in excellent derby form.

“You’ve got to commend his passion and attitude, not just in derby games but throughout the season,” Jagielka says. “But when it comes to derbies he can find another level. When the ball gets back to him he’s so composed in such a frantic atmosphere, where a lot of others would tense, he slips into another gear. Last time he managed to slot three past us!

“But we’ve got some decent players coming into form as well. We can hope maybe he has a quiet day – and our good players do better.”

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