Some reports had claimed the 30-year-old would leave Tianjin after an injury-hit first season since moving from Stamford Bridge, with Everton leading the chase.
A rejuvenated Everton make the short trip to Anfield having recorded back-to-back wins in the top flight for the first time this season, but Sam Allardyce will be aware that defeat to their rivals would wipe out his bright start at Goodison…
Youngster Ademola Lookman put the Blues - who were already eliminated from the competition, along with their hosts, ahead of kickoff - on course for their first and only win of the group phase with a brace in the first half, before summer…
He hopes Sunday’s English Premier League fixture against Watford will mark a turning point in what has been a woeful season so far.
Everton’s Ronald Koeman became the third managerial casualty of the Premier League season on Monday.