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Football fans advised to check before they travel to Sunday's two big derby matches

Old Trafford and Anfield Credit: Anthony Devlin/EMPICS Sport/ Richard Sellers/PA Archive/PA Images

Fans heading to tomorrow's two north west derby matches are being advised to plan their journeys and check before they travel.

Merseyside Police says it is working closely with Liverpool Football Club to monitor the weather ahead of tomorrow's derby fixture at Anfield.

Everton are due to face Liverpool while Manchester United will host Manchester City just hours after a predicted persistent and potentially heavy spell of snow.

At this stage both games are still planned to go ahead.

"We will be monitoring the weather forecast and assessing any travel disruption. We will be meeting with the club early tomorrow morning and fans will be updated as soon as possible."

– Ch Supt Chris Markey, Merseyside Police

While both Old Trafford and Anfield have under-soil heating, the club will be keen to protect the safety of fans if there is heavy snow on the roads around the stadiums.

Final decisions are expected to be made tomorrow morning.

Everton fan Finn meets donor who saved his life

Finn says thank you to the donor who saved his life Credit: ITV

A 9 year old Everton fan given a life-saving stem cell transplant, has come face to face with his donor.

Thousands of people signed the register to find a match for Finn McEwen from Sefton who has a rare bone marrow disorder.


Everton confirm Sam Allardyce will become new manager

Sam Allardyce will be the new Everton manager Credit: PA Images

Everton have confirmed that Sam Allardyce is to become their new manager.

Caretaker boss David Unsworth will remain in charge for Wednesday's key clash against West Ham, with Allardyce due to be in the hotseat for the first time against Huddersfield on Saturday.

Everton said in a statement:

Sam Allardyce will be at USM Finch Farm this afternoon to finalise terms on becoming the new manager of Everton Football Club.

David Unsworth will remain in charge of the Blues for tonight's Premier League match against West Ham United at Goodison Park.

– Everton FC statement
Allardyce will be at Finch Farm this afternoon Credit: @Everton

Former England boss Allardyce ruled himself out of the running earlier this month, claiming he did not feel the Toffees were convinced he was the right man.

But, after Everton's pursuit of Watford boss Marco Silva was met with a firm rebuttal from Vicarage Road, the club returned to Allardyce.

This will be the 10th English club managerial position of the 63-year-old's career, with Allardyce most recently having guided Crystal Palace to safety last season.

When he left Selhurst Park in May, Allardyce said he had "no ambitions" to take another managerial job.

But the chance to turn around Everton's faltering ship has lured him back, and Allardyce is expected to have a watching brief at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.

Everton have suffered a terrible start to the season, sitting just one place outside the relegation zone Credit: PA Images

George McKane from the Everton Supporters Trust says the club couldn't waste any more time appointing a new manager.

Ronald Koeman says he's 'disappointed' following Everton sack

Ronald Koeman has said he is 'disappointed' about his sacking from Everton, in a statement uploaded to his Twitter account.

The former manager added that he would like to thank fans for 'their passionate support for the club'.

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Koeman, who was sacked yesterday following the club landing in the Premier League's relegation zone, stated that he was 'naturally disappointed' but thanked the support of the clubs and fans during his 16 month tenure.


Police interview man over trouble at Everton game

A man is under investigation on suspicion of assault and affray after touchline trouble at an Everton match.

One angry Everton fan appeared to get involved in the bother while holding a child sucking a dummy.

Footage of the fan appearing to grapple with opposition players while carrying the youngster went viral.

Everton have banned one fan for life and were charged by UEFA for failing to control their supporters during Thursday night's Uefa cup tie.

On Saturday Merseyside Police said a man, aged 30, had been interviewed on suspicion of assault and affray and has been released under investigation.

The incident happened during the second half of the first leg with the home side trailing visitors Lyon.

Everton charged by UEFA and supporter banned after touchline incident

Everton have banned the fan who appeared to try to strike Lyon's Anthony Lopes while holding a child, with UEFA also charging the club for the crowd trouble during Thursday's Europa League tie.

The second-half melee sparked by Ashley Williams at Goodison Park, which is being investigated by Merseyside Police too, saw a supporter in the Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End push OL goalkeeper Lopes in the head before hitting out at him again.

Everton have announced that supporter will be banned from their future games and UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Toffees for "aggressions by supporters against players".

The incident broke out after Everton captain pushed Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes Credit: PA Images

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Wayne Rooney reportedly arrested on suspicion of drink-driving

The Everton striker was allegedly stopped by police in Cheshire on Thursday evening. Credit: PA Images

Wayne Rooney has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

The Everton striker was allegedly stopped by police in Cheshire on Thursday evening.

The England all-time record scorer last week announced his international retirement. He recently moved back to his boyhood club from Manchester United.

Cheshire Police declined to comment.

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