Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez claims Everton will strive to beat Manchester City on Saturday even though a victory could see Liverpool win the Premier League title.

Even though Brendan Rodger's side remain on the top of the table, the title is currently in City's hands as if they win their final three matches - Everton, Aston Villa and West Ham - and will finish ahead of the Reds on goal difference.

However, a City defeat against Everton will put Liverpool back in the driving seat in pursuit of the Premier League title.

Asked about helped Liverpool, Martinez was quoted by BBC saying: "Helping other teams is not the way we do things. We focus on trying to win for ourselves."

"It is going to be a phenomenal test and we want to finish really strong at home. I always felt the relationship between the two clubs (Everton and Liverpool) in the city has had incredible chapters and this would be another fascinating chapter."

Nevertheless, Everton also need a victory to keep alive their dream to secure a spot in the next Champions League. – being fifth in the table, four points off Arsenal.

"There is no doubt of our integrity - we want to win every game we go into. We are looking at ourselves because these are precious points. We can't afford not to give everything we have," Martinez said.

At the same time, the Everton boss urges the Premier League to change rules about loanne rules as Gareth Barry is ineligible to play as he is on loan from City.

"Domestic rules should be the same as the European laws," added Martinez.

"In my eyes when you reach an agreement for a player to go - whether a loan or permanent transfer - he should be allowed to play. It is a decision you make in a window and I don't see it as a healthy way to treat a loan player in not letting him play against his parent club."