Liverpool sign son of Everton hero Phil Jagielka before Merseyside derby
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Former Everton favourite Phil Jagielka may not be an idol in the eyes of Toffees fans anymore.
Jagielka spent 12 years at Goodison Park and made almost 400 appearances for the Premier League side.
Though his son Zac has gone against his father’s former club and signed for Merseyside rivals Liverpool.
The 13-year-old plays in a forward position and is reportedly well thought of within Liverpool’s academy.
He will be featuring for the Reds’ U14s side though is said to be an all-round sportsman.
The Daily Mail claim that sources believe Zac has a future in football, so he could go on to be a Premier League star.
The two Merseyside rivals meet at Anfield on Saturday with Everton having not tasted victory over Liverpool since 2010.
Former Liverpool star Michael Owen told BetVictor: “Incredibly, Liverpool come into the Merseyside Derby undefeated in their last 24 matches against Everton in all competitions at Anfield.
“That run stems all the way back to 1999 and a game I played in. As I recall it was a good old fashioned derby that included three red cards.
“Although Liverpool are winless in five at Anfield, Tuesday’s away win against Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League will have given the players a huge lift.
“Everton arrive here in great form on the road. The Toffees are undefeated in their last 7 away matches in the Premier League, so they should be in good spirits ahead of this one.
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“That said, Liverpool looked a lot more like their old self midweek. Mo Salah was excellent again, and if he’s in the mood, he could play a big part.
“Unfortunately for Everton, I think they’ll have to wait a bit longer for that Anfield win. I’m siding with the Reds to shade it in what should be an entertaining derby.”
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