So many Everton fans have been reacting on Twitter after former Blues midfielder Lee Carsley took to the social media platform ahead of Wednesday night’s Merseyside Derby at Liverpool.
Carsley represented Everton for six years before moving to Birmingham City in 2008 on a free transfer, having rejected a 12-moth contract proposal to remain at Goodison Park.
The former Republic of Ireland international had set us back just under £2million when signed from Coventry City in 2002, and went on to amass 196 appearances with the Toffees during his spell on Merseyside, scoring 12 goals and assisting a further four.
He was firmly a key figure of the David Moyes era sitting in the holding midfield role under the Scot, and helped the club achieve a fourth-place finish in 2004/05 campaign as we booked a place in the Champions League.
Moyes could do nothing but pay tribute to Carsley when the midfielder decided to move on from Everton aged 34 and return to his roots in Birmingham, noting at the time, via quotes by the Birmingham Mail: “He has undoubtedly been a big part in our success in the last few seasons.
“He has been a fantastic player on and off the field and he goes with my best wishes, and we wish him all the best in the future.”
What will the result be at Anfield?
Carsley has seemingly kept a special place for Everton, even after more than a decade away, as the retired star shared a cryptic post on Twitter ahead of the club facing Liverpool on Wednesday night, simply noting: “Come on then…”
His cryptic tweet generated quite a few reactions from the Goodison Park faithful…
Super Lee! COYB!💙
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) December 4, 2019
Get your boots on, we need you!
— Adam James Price (@PriceyEFC) December 4, 2019
Love it Lee
— wishy (@wishyartois) December 4, 2019
Need you in the midfield Lee!
— Andy Kelly l 4 l (@AndyKellyy04) December 4, 2019
Get your boots on Lee! Machine!! 🔥💙 pic.twitter.com/7Itq7AulxN
— 🆂🅴🅰🅽 🚑 (@Sean88999) December 4, 2019
Appropriate moment to thank Lee for the great job he did for Everton when with us..and thanks for that moment! Now come on..
— Phil Houghton (@philinsuffolk) December 4, 2019
— Jenny (@Jennyefc1982) December 4, 2019
if we had players with have the fight that you had we wouldn’t be in this mess.
— George Simpson (@simpy65) December 4, 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.