Earlier in the week, Donovan had said this about not going on loan:
“I feel it is important to continue to rest and recover this off-season as opposed to going on loan. I enjoyed my time at Everton last season and still appreciate all the support their fans have given me. I never considered being loaned to a club other than Everton, but I have been playing nearly non-stop for the past two years and I believe that this decision will allow me to perform at my best for the Galaxy and the national team throughout the upcoming year. I look forward to rejoining my Galaxy team-mates for the start of pre-season training next month and beginning our quest for another MLS Cup championship.”
Sounds like is still open to playing in England, but knows enough about the Everton v Liverpool rivalry, that he has discounted playing for the Everton’s biggest rival.