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19th Dec, 2016 | 5:43pm

Riise delivers Liverpool Twitter message ahead of Merseyside derby

By Harvey Byrne

Former Liverpool full-back John Arne Riise has cheered his old club to “go on” in the wake of Monday evening’s fixture.

The Reds are set for a short travel to Goodison Park where they will take on local rivals Everton in a historic encounter.

The derby usually involves plenty of talking points throughout the game with red cards and goals featuring heavily when the two sides meet.

Riise, 36, was part of the Liverpool squad for seven years between 2001 and 2008 and would have been involved in many encounters against Everton during his time.

The Norway international posted “derby day” on his personal Twitter account on Monday afternoon before sharing an image of himself and former Toffees great Tim Cahill.

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Riise played 336 fixtures for Liverpool in total, where he won the Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Super Cup during his time.

He left the Reds for Serie A giants Roma after losing his place to Brazilian full-back Fabio Aurelio, but he is still remembered fondly by the Anfield faithful.

He will be sure to be on Liverpool’s side as they look to extend their unbeaten run to 13 matches in all competitions in the derby.

In other Liverpool news, Idrissa Gueye has warned his team-mates about this Reds star ahead of the clash.