Martinez gives bad news with Mirallas injury update - 'It seems bad'

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Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Kevin Mirallas' hamstring injury is serious.

Everton and Liverpool played out an intriguing Merseyside Derby at Anfield earlier today, the game ending 1-1 after a 30-yard screamer from Phil Jagielka cancelled out Steven Gerrard's superb free-kick.

Both Liverpool and Everton came into the game struggling for their best form, and that did not really change in this game. The two teams both struggled to get any real flow together today - but that is always an issue in a Merseyside derby.

For Everton injuries have not helped. The likes of Ross Barkley, Sylvain Distin, Steven Pienaar and Seamus Coleman were all out of the game - and to rub salt in the wounds for Everton and Robert Martinez, it looks as though Kevin Mirallas faces a long spell on the sidelines.

The Belgian winger was charging toward the Liverpool area, hurriedly pursued by Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson, when he pulled up lame holding the back of his leg.

And Everton boss Roberto Martinez has now confirmed the injury is serious...

Mirallas has struggled with injuries in recent times but this problem looks set to keep him out of action for a while - with games against Manchester United, Lille and Swansea in the next month or so looking like definite no-goes.

Everton will be hoping the likes of Barkley and Pienaar return as soon as possible to help them get through this mini-injury crisis.

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