Many Everton players came away with criticism after Wednesday’s 5-2 defeat to Liverpool, but supporters slaughtered Gylfi Sigurdsson on social media the most after his below-par performance.
The 30-year-old started in a deep-lying midfield role alongside Tom Davies, but he made considerably fewer touches than Georginio Wijnaldum & James Milner and didn’t provide much in the way of creativity.
He was culpable for Liverpool’s fifth goal on the night too, failing to close down Georginio Wijnaldum before he fired an effort into the bottom corner. Fans weren’t happy and made their feelings known.
Tom Davies at least makes the effort of trying but is bang out of form and struggling. And not physically strong enough. Sigurdsson has no excuses, he is just lazy and disinterested.
— ToffeeDoug (@toffeedoug) December 5, 2019
Sigurdsson has become the worst type of player any team can have. An empty shirt. Him, Keane and Schneiderlin should never play for Everton again. Pickford needs dropping. Not rested, dropped!
— Manny (@mannnnny80) December 5, 2019
2nd half Everton came out already defeated, and got beat/slaughtered by Liverpool B team , it’s as simple as that @Everton sigurdsson woeful, davies woeful, keane, woeful, iwobi woeful , shocking performance #EFC
— James Andrews (@SavEliiz2014) December 4, 2019
Next summer its time to move on all Koeman/Walsh era big signings apart from maybe Pickford (Development has stagnated however). Keane, Sigurdsson, Schneiderlin, Bolasie and Martina dont fit where Everton are going and we should cut our losses
— El Pivote (@elpivoteftbl) December 5, 2019
Against Liverpool, Sigurdsson played for 90 minutes, made 44 touches, won one aerial duel, created one chance, completed 85.7% of his 28 passes, made two interceptions, whipped in seven crosses with 14% accuracy, made three tackles, blocked one shot and drew one foul.
Should Gylfi Sigurdsson be dropped by Everton?
The Iceland international has scored and created just two goals in 15 Premier League appearances this season and could be at risk of losing his place in the starting lineup if his form doesn’t improve. Sigurdsson had to operate in a deep-lying midfield role due to an injury crisis, but it’s clearly not working.