Donovan eyes Everton in future

LIVERPOOL, England -- Landon Donovan expects to return to Everton in the future even though he will leave the Premier League club when his 10-week loan ends next month.

The United States midfielder was Everton's player of the month for January and has helped lift his new team from 12th place to eighth.

"I'm enjoying it and enjoying every day that I'm here," Donovan said. "Every day that goes by makes me think that I want to stay here.

"I would definitely imagine that I will be back here at some point in my life."

The 28-year-old Donovan is due to head back to the Los Angeles Galaxy for the club's opening Major League Soccer game on March 27.

Fans have set up a Facebook group to promote keeping Donovan at Everton. It has attracted more than 3,900 fans since being created Feb. 12.

"I wasn't aware of that," Donovan said. "That's pretty funny. We'll see what happens."