Everton suffered a gut-wrenching defeat against arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday, where Divock Origi scored the only goal of the game in the dying moments after a big error from Jordan Pickford.
The defeat should not have knocked the Toffee’s confidence though as it was only their second loss in eight Premier League matches, with the prior defeat in that run coming against Manchester United.
Marco Silva’s appointment in the summer has certainly led to a rejuvenation of the Toffees and the Portuguese manager reflected on his side’s performance against Liverpool after the game, praising his team and stating they deserved more.
That led to reactions from a number of Everton supporters, the majority of whom agreed with Silva’s assessment and praised the former Watford boss for the stellar job he has done with the club so far this season.
We have gathered some of the reactions below.
Is right Marco, making mistakes is one thing – the important thing is that they are learned from. We're a world away from the mess of last season – keep the momentum and confidence and we can only get better. #COYB
— ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@TotalWankel) December 2, 2018
I’ll be more gutted if we don’t sign Gomez full time.
— Robert (@RobNolan76) December 2, 2018
But the most important thing is that Everton looked more balanced and competed at Anfield for the first time for a long while…..this side has great potential…Boz
— Philip Evans#FBPE (@alisonlouevans) December 2, 2018
It is clear we need a top-class striker & to secure Gomes’ signature on a permanent deal. The rest of the squad is coming together nicely although Walcott’s form worries me – Lookman deserves his starting place now.
— Captain Sarcasm (@S_G_Searle) December 2, 2018
Class act. Not like that horror comic running on the pitch
— Anthony Mckeever (@AnthonyMckeeve7) December 2, 2018
Great performance and a freak goal cost us.The signs are good as we playing positive football
— Tony keating (@tonytuam) December 2, 2018
He is right. The boys were great.
— Mondo (@RayChowMondo) December 2, 2018