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In this week’s Royal Blue, Greg O’Keeffe focuses on how Germany’s number one football magazine, Kicker, has saluted the Blues’ support during their European adventure.
“It’s a long time ago, but people – not only football fans – here in Nuremberg remember it well,” writes editor Jorg Jakob, who came to Liverpool last season and attended the Cardiff City game at Goodison.
“Those who love FC Nürnberg, nicknamed the ‘Club’ here in Germany, and who miss seeing them play European football, still remember Everton.
“And the Evertonians, to be precise. I still hear them talking about those fantastic couple of days when I am watching Premier League or Champions League football in that Irish pub that the Blues fans made their base in November 2007.
“Kicker has its headquarter in Nuremberg. And of course I went to see the match, but I went to see those thousands of Everton fans in town as well. They did their club and city proud. I have to admit, that I’ve always had lots of sympathy for English football and fans and especially for Scousers.”
We begin with Roberto Martinez’s praise for Antolin Alcaraz; the Spaniard says the defender’s return to fitness will be a huge boost for the Blues.
The Paraguayan defender has missed the last six games since dislocating his shoulder against Swansea City at the beginning of November.
Martinez said: “He has trained extremely well and we have been assessing him day-by-day to see how well he has been recovering. I think he is now ready to help the team – maybe not ready to play 90 minutes, but he’s someone who can help us and will be there for us on Saturday.”
Antolin Alcaraz in Everton training
Good afternoon and welcome to the Everton FC liveblog with live coverage of the game between the Blues and Manchester City. We’ll have all the build-up and team news first, as well as the best reaction.