Everton boss backs Liverpool for title challenge

Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes bitter rivals Liverpool can win the Premier League this season, as reported by talkSPORT.

The Reds made strides towards the top of the table with none of the three teams above them winning in midweek before Brendan Rodgers’ side beat Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Everton have also impressed this season but their chase for fourth place is looking unlikely with the current top four looking set and Tottenham pushing hard to break into it.

Martinez believes that it would be good for Merseyside if Liverpool won the league as it would five him and Everton even more to aspire to in the rich rivalry between the club.

When asked if Liverpool can win the Premier League this season, Martinez said: “It is great for the city.”

“We have got huge rivalry between the two clubs and that is very, very positive.

“It is important that the two teams can be as strong as we can, that we push each other, and hopefully be very successful and strong forces.”