Everton captain Phil Neville admits he's hoping his former Manchester United teammates do Blues a favour by beating Liverpool this weekend.

Everton are battling Liverpool for fourth-place and Champions League qualification and Neville said: "Yes, I'll be speaking to Gary (his brother) this week, but to be honest it's a LiverpoolManchester United game so they don't need any extra motivation.

"All along we've always said that Liverpool are favourites. There's still a lot of football to go and the good thing is that we now have a week off without a game and we can bounce back."