A few Everton fans have been reacting on social media after Marco Silva gave an injury update on the Toffees first-team, ahead of facing Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby.
Silva will lead the Blues into Anfield just two points above the relegation places, after succumbing to our eighth Premier League defeat of the season last time out when beaten 2-1 away to the high-flying Leicester City.
The Foxes are currently the closest challengers to Liverpool in the race for the top-flight crown, with their win at the weekend placing them second in the standings eight-points down on Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
Southampton beating fellow relegation-threatened side Watford at the weekend means the Saints could move above us should they triumph at home to 19th-placed Norwich City on Wednesday night, and we fail to take a point at Liverpool.
Delph has been on the sidelines since we drew 1-1 at home to Tottenham Hotspur at the start of November, as he has been nursing a hamstring injury which prevented him from representing England in their final Euro 2020 qualifiers last month.
Silva will also be without Seamus Coleman for our trip to Anfield, with the Republic of Ireland captain back in training but not in a position where he can play.
Should Walcott feature vs Liverpool?
Yes, start him
On the bench
No, not at all
Here are some of the reactions offered to Silva’s Merseyside Derby team news update, shared during his pre-game press conference on Tuesday…
What is the point in Delph? We knew he was injury prone.
— Sean (@SeanArundel) December 3, 2019
Great tHat means Walcott sneid and siggy to play away just take 8 men and be done with it…leave iwobi and kean on bench then after result send a player out saying we need to stick together…your embarrassing all of us right now by doing nothing
— 💙john howlett.EFC💙 (@johnhowlett4) December 3, 2019
— Cathal Corcoran (@cotziee) December 3, 2019
What’s the point in delph, got sold a donkey there
— Daniel Mears (@mears01) December 3, 2019
I don’t want Walcott anyways. I want Gordon and Kean playing.
— Daniel (@D_Juskowiak) December 3, 2019
Not training with his teammates ? Why because he’s injured or he’s upset the poor loves by calling them out for what they are ?
— Keith Wood (@woodsyefc) December 3, 2019
In other Everton news, a prominent pundit has tipped Silva to make changes to his tactics when we travel to face Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night.