David Moyes has claimed Everton take poor decisions "on the chin" and will avoid following Kenny Dalglish's example of questioning the integrity of referees ahead of Saturday's FA Cup semi-final between the Merseyside rivals.
The Liverpool manager risked censure from the Football Association after the home draw with Aston Villa last weekend, when he alleged "inexcusable" and "unexplainable" decisions had gone against his team in three successive matches and suggested "people might think there is a conspiracy" against the Anfield club.
Liverpool then benefited from three major decisions in their 3-2 win at Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday when the referee, Anthony Taylor, elected not to issue a second yellow card to Jon Flanagan, booked the substitute goalkeeper Brad Jones for a foul on Yakubu Ayegbeni inside the penalty area and, according to Steve Kean, missed a "blatant foul" by Martin Skrtel on Grant Hanley before Andy Carroll's stoppage-time winner.
Asked if Dalglish was seeking to put pressure on Howard Webb, Saturday's referee, ahead of the semi-final, Moyes said: "A similar thing happened before the first derby this season, when we got a player [Jack Rodwell] sent off. I don't know what Liverpool's business is. We are not arguing with the referees at Everton.
"We've had bad decisions here and have had to take them on the chin. I've not made too big fuss of it. I've not called Mike Riley, not spoke to him. We have to go with the integrity of the referee, which we will do."
Riley, the Professional Game Match Officials' general manager, met Dalglish two weeks before the Goodison derby this season following complaints from the Liverpool manager over Mark Clattenburg's performance in their defeat at Stoke City.
Moyes added: "I'm pleased it's Howard. He has handled many big games before and I hope he has a good game and handles it as he sees fit. But we are not discussing referees or the performance of referees here at Everton. We are not going to get embroiled in that.
"We will go with the referee on the day. We will trust his judgment. No doubt I will be shouting if things don't go right, but that's what you do if you're a manager."