Donovan hopes to revive Everton's season
LIVERPOOL, England -- American forward Landon Donovan hopes to revive Everton's season during his 10-week stint in the Premier League.
Donovan, on loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy during the offseason, could make his debut on Saturday at Arsenal.
"They have a few injuries and need immediate help," the 27-year-old Donovan said Thursday. "The reality is I'm here to do a job and help the team win. I'm not just here to have fun for a few months. What I'm good at is creating chances and that is what I'll try to do here."
Stung by injuries to strikers, Everton is 12th in the 20-team standings midway through the season.
"I just like to be a danger to the other team and I think most sides can use a player like that," Donovan said. "Now I have to prove I belong and help score some goals."
Donovan hopes the loan will help him stay fit for the World Cup, which starts for the U.S. in South Africa on June 12 against England.
"This is a great opportunity for me and I don't want it to pass me by, so I'm going to make the most of it," said Donovan, who had a similar loan to Bayern Munich last year.
No matter how well he does, Donovan expects to be heading back to Los Angeles for the Galaxy's opening MLS game on March 27 after signing a new contract last month that runs through 2013.
"My plans are to be in L.A. for the next few years at least and then we'll see what happens," he said.