Samed Yesil looking forward to playing in his first Everton vs Liverpool derby

Samed Yeşil has stated that his is ‘really excited’ at the prospect of playing in a Merseyside Derby.

Everton U21 host Liverpool U21 tonight at Goodison Park, kick off is at 19:00 (GMT).

“It’s always nice to be back playing and to score goals,” Yeşil told Liverpool’s official website.

“It was quite tough [against Tottenham] because it was a long time that I didn’t start a game. I know that I wasn’t ready to play 90 minutes but I’m sure against Everton I will be ready to play [the full game].

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“I’m really excited because it’s now three years and it’s my first derby because I was out through injuries.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to play in a Premier League stadium and it’s always a different feeling playing in front of so many supporters.”

The former Leverkusen striker only recently recovered from a double cruciate ligament injury that has seen him spend most of the season on the sidelines.

Yeşil now has four goals in seven U21 appearances for the Reds this season.