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The South African was sent off in last season’s 1-0 defeat at Anfield, one of 12 Everton players to be dismissed in the fixture during the Premier League era.
But Moyes has no qualms with such an approach, and said: “We don’t send our players out to do something illegal, but we want them to be competitive, and we wouldn’t want them to play any other way.
“A few of the sending offs I’m not sure they’ve all been correct, but it happens, doesn’t it? We want to play the game and we want to make sure we have 11 so we’ll reiterate the need for discipline, but we had 11 against 10 last year and lost, so who knows!
“There are moments in derbies that can change entire games, like tackles, and we are aware of it, we have found it in the past, can remember a Gerrard tackle on Gary Naysmith a few years ago – but it’s part of the job and I don’t mind that.”
Both Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher will be missing for Liverpool tomorrow, and Moyes added: “I’ve always thought Gerrard and Carragher are the heartbeat at Liverpool and they keep their club going. They’re a big integral part of what they do, so it’s a loss but they’ll have passed the message on and there are enough experienced players there to understand what it means.
“They’re still a strong side who get big backing from their support. That gives them a massive help.”
Although Everton have not won at Anfield since Kevin Campbell netted the only goal there in September 1999, three of their last five visits have ended in draws.
And Moyes added: “We’ve had some bad things said about our club after some games at Liverpool. But overall I think we’re having a right good go at getting results.
“I can’t bother about Liverpool, except to say I want to give the Everton supporters something to shout about. We’re much closer to Liverpool and maybe a lot of supporters will go there thinking we have a better chance.”
With Tim Cahill still on Asian Cup duty with Australia, Moyes must decide whether to retain Louis Saha and Jermaine Beckford in a two-pronged attack or employ a five-man midfield.
John Heitinga will continue at centre-back alongside Sylvain Distin with Phil Jagielka still unfit.