What The Papers Say - 10 December
Distin, Howard and Barkley feature in Tuesday's press summary.
Sylvain Distin features prominently in Tuesday's newspapers, with various nationals claiming the defender is set to be rewarded for his excellent form with a new one-year contract extension.
Distin's current deal expires in the summer and the Daily Mirror, Daily Express and The Times all say that Roberto Martinez will look to extend the Frenchman's stay at Goodison Park.
In the Daily Telegraph, respected journalist Henry Winter has written an opinion piece on how Ross Barkley can learn a great deal from both Paul Gascoigne's brilliance on the pitch and his struggles away from it.
Locally, the Liverpool Echo report that Barkley, Tim Howard and Gareth Barry are all walking a disciplinary tightrope after accumulating four bookings each this season.
Also in the Echo, former Toffee Ian Snodin says he is optimistic Everton can embark on a run in the FA Cup this season. The Blues start with a home tie against QPR in the third round.