Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says the derby against Everton couldn't come at a better time.

Dalglish believes the Merseyside derby could be just what his side need to shake themselves from their current run.

"It is a massive game, like any derby is for any club involved in one," said the Scot.

"We know how much enjoyment the people get out of winning the game but the players get a lot out of enjoyment out of it also.

"The winners get to enjoy it. You get the bragging rights for the city but both clubs come straight out of that into two FA Cup quarter-final ties so you don't get much time to rest on your laurels - and you wouldn't want to either."