What The Papers Say - 3 January
Jelavic, Heitinga, Mirallas and Robles all in Friday's summary.
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Kevin Mirallas and Joel Robles both speak of their FA Cup hopes in Friday’s Liverpool Echo .
Belgian winger Mirallas is aiming to get his hands on the trophy this year after the disappointment of losing in last season’s quarter-finals, while goalkeeper Robles is optimistic he will be given the opportunity to play in the third round tie against Queens Park Rangers.
The same paper also reports on how Nikica Jelavic could be given a rare start against Harry Redknapp’s side at Goodison Park tomorrow.
Also in the Echo, chief sports writer Dave Prentice has selected Tim Howard, Seamus Coleman, Phil Jagielka, Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines and Mirallas in his Merseyside team of 2013.
In the national press, the Daily Telegraph report that Johnny Heitinga has rejected the chance to join West Ham United.
Another player linked with a potential move to Upton Park is Jelavic who, according to the Daily Mail, is one of Sam Allardyce’s targets as he seeks to boost his striking options.