Arbeloa expects derby reaction
Alvaro Arbeloa insists Liverpool will not buckle under their 'favourites' tag in the Merseyside derby.
Last Updated: 26/09/08 9:23am
Alvaro Arbeloa insists Liverpool will not buckle under the weight of their 'favourites' tag against Everton in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds make the short trip to Goodison Park on Saturday to take on their arch rivals in a game which can be seen live on Sky Sports 1 and HD 1.
And Arbeloa is confident he and his team-mates can get their Premier League title challenge back on track with three points.
Liverpool were frustrated by Stoke in a 0-0 draw at Anfield last weekend and Spanish defender Arbeloa expects an improved performance as a signal of intent this time out.
"Our objective is to win (against Everton) and make up for the points we dropped against Stoke," Arbeloa said in The Sun.
"That game was incredible as we had so many chances and could not take them. It does not worry us Everton consider us favourites.
"We have experience in the team and know how to handle these derbies.
"Our challenge is to win all the competitions, especially the league."