Yesterday saw the 233rd Merseyside derby boil out into a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park. As far as the majority of Liverpool fans are concerned, that result could be disastrous, however, Everton fans will be loving it and the fans were particularly delighted with the performance of Morgan Schneiderlin in the middle of the park.
| @SchneiderlinMo4‘s message to the Goodison faithful…
— Everton (@Everton) 3 March 2019
To say that Schneiderlin has struggled in his career since he left Southampton way back in summer 2015 would be putting it kindly. The French midfielder served eight years with the Saints and helped in their journey from a League One side to the Premier League before making the step to join Manchester United three and a half years ago.
The Frenchman was unable to star under the regime of Louis van Gaal, though and was eventually shipped to Everton after a season and a half at Old Trafford. That move again looked like a poor one for the midfielder, yet his performance yesterday looked like the Schneiderlin of old. If the 29-year-old can replicate his form from his final years with the Saints at Goodison now then he’ll be a handy player, and the fans have been crying out for a player like him.
You can read the Toffees’ thoughts on Schneiderlin’s display here:
Re launched his career over 4 days tbf to him, competition in the middle till may will make us better
— Anthony (@R3v3rs3Fl) March 3, 2019
Looking like the Schniderlin of old these past few
— Pete Kulak (@PeterKulak) March 3, 2019
Keep going Morgan lad. Show commitment to the badge and you'll win the fans back in no time.
— Harry Watt (@gigHaWatt) March 3, 2019
Did really well there today Morgan. Maybe Gana isn’t as irreplaceable as we thought!
— FCNorthernYellowsU11 (@NorthernYellows) March 3, 2019
Is right Morgan lad, good to see you getting back to the player we knew you were
— Jamie Quinlan (@5jamieq) March 3, 2019
I hope this is a turning point in your Everton career Morgan!! Love the badge and we will love you. Up the toffees!!
— MattyEFC (@Mattifoster) March 4, 2019
Glad the real Schneid has been back the last 2 games! Keep it up mate, we need it this stage of season!!
— Drew Tabori (@DrewTabori) March 3, 2019
Been great since he came back in
— Carl Rolfe (@C_Rolfe81) March 3, 2019
The Bluenoses on Merseyside loved seeing their side frustrate the Reds and a lot of that was down to Schneiderlin’s dominant performance in the middle of the park.