Marouane Fellaini is a tall, defensive midfielder with Everton who can also operate as an emergency forward when needed. Marouane developed into one of the best box-to-box midfielders in Belgium with Standard Liege, earning praise for his stamina, heading ability and strength in the tackle. After impressing in the Champions? League qualifiers against Liverpool, Marouane signed for the Toffees in September 2008. At the end of the 2008-09 campaign he was named as the club?s Young Player of the Season, even though he had often been employed as an emergency striker. Since then he has reverted to his preferred holding role which has seen him become one of the most highly regarding midfielders in the Premier League. Marouane is a full international for Morocco with more than 25 caps to his name.
Liverpool return to Champions League action at home to Sevilla on Wednesday.