The Blues took three points from Crystal Palace – a ground where both Merseyside clubs have struggled in recent seasons – and McCarthy is now looking ahead to the derby.
The Republic of Ireland international should be back in contention for a first team place after missing long spells of this season through injury, and is clearly chomping at the bit to get at the Blues’ local rivals.
He Tweeted “Great three points from the boys! Tough place to go!! Roll on next week to the derby.”
Great 3 points from the boys 👏!! Tough place to go!! Roll on next week to the Derby!! #COYB
— James McCarthy (@JMcCarthy_16) January 31, 2015