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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Everton are now the biggest spenders in Liverpool

In today’s links: Sigurdsson follow-up and how Everton are now out spending Liverpool

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Everton v Stoke City - Premier League Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

It wasn’t a perfect performance, but Everton ended up with a big two-goal advantage as they head to Croatia next week. To top it off, Gylfi Sigurdsson was given his introduction to Goodison Park. The new signings continue to impress, and everyone seemed to remain fit. That’s a successful match day!

In case you missed it

RECAP: Everton dominant, beat Hajduk Split 2-0 in Europa League playoff
Everton impress in 1st leg and take two goal advantage to Croatia.

WATCH: Everton record signing Sigurdsson welcomed by Goodison faithful
He wasn't in the team, but he received a warm welcome from the Everton supporters.

Potential Benedikt Howedes transfer a perfect fit for Everton
Ex-Schalke captain would be ideal solution for Ronald Koeman.

Friday’s Bites

Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Everton's £45m Sigurdsson deal - HITC
The Reds are all mixed up on how they feel about their Blue neighbors nabbing Gyfli.

A Tribute To Rhys -
The fans at Goodison Park on Thursday applauded after 10 minutes as a tribute to Rhys Jones, a young Blue who was murdered a decade ago.

Sigurdsson could be in line for Everton debut at Manchester City - Liverpool Echo
Ronald Koeman is prepared to give the club-record signing every chance of making the trip to the Etihad on Monday.

Sigurdsson told Clement he wanted out at end of season - BBC Sport
Swansea City head coach Paul Clement says he knew at the end of last season that Gylfi Sigurdsson wanted to leave.

Transfers that could happen now that Gylfi's move has been sealed - Telegraph
Everton's latest move could have a domino affect around the Premier League.

Everton now have bigger record transfer fee than Liverpool - Liverpool Echo
It sounds wild, but Everton are now spending more than their local rivals

What to Watch

MLS: Portland Timbers vs. New York Red Bulls, 10 p.m. ET, FS1
USL: Colorado Springs vs. LA Galaxy II, 9 p.m. ET, YouTube
Women’s College Soccer: Duke vs. North Carolina, 6 p.m. ET, ESPN3
La Liga: Valencia vs. Las Palmas, 4:15 pm. ET, beIN Sports
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen, 2:30 p.m. ET, FS1
Ligue 1: Metz vs. Monaco, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Championship: Burton Albion vs. Birmingham City, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3

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