SPORT: PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised the influence of captain Steven Gerrard after helping his side demolish Merseyside rivals Everton 4-nil .
He opened the scoring with a header.
Later in the game he gave up his usual penalty-taking duties to allow Daniel Sturridge to attempt to seal his hat-trick – though the striker missed.
Arsenal remain top but only by two points following last nights 2-all draw away with Southampton.
Manchester City will overtake the north Londoners if they beat Tottenham tonight.
And Manchester United manager David Moyes says there’s more to come from Juan Mata after he made his debut in their 2-0 victory against Cardiff.
The club’s record signing played a part in Robin van Persie’s opening goal.
Moyes says Mata will improve with more minutes on the pitch.
In the nights other action Jason Puncheon scored as Crystal Palace beat Hull 1-0, Norwich drew nil-all with Newcastle and Swansea beat Fulham 2-0.