Liverpool boss Dalglish says derby rookies can handle Everton atmosphere

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is confident their derby rookies will cope at Everton tomorrow.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is confident their derby rookies will cope at Everton tomorrow.

New players like Charlie Adam, Jose Enrique, Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson and January signing Andy Carroll, who arrived after the Anfield derby, are all expected to play a part in their first all-Merseyside clash.

However, Dalglish has no qualms about them coping in what can be a pressurised atmosphere.

"I think the Rangers-Celtic derby has given Charlie a good grounding, Andy has had the north-east derby and Stewart has had Villa-Birmingham - which is not the smallest," said the Scot.

"They may not have experienced this derby but they have all experienced a derby of some sorts."

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