Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern will be pleased to hear the news that things at the club are as normal as ever and there are no suggestions of a key man wanting to leave.
The Merseyside derby, which finished 0-0, saw a frustrated Wayne Rooney when he was taken off the pitch by Sam Allardyce, which saw the former England star direct his anger at his boss. The manager revealed that it was a purely tactical decision and understood the emotions coming from his star player.
The Toffees chief confirmed that he would be having talks about the display and according to reports, the air has been cleared and there is no problem between the pair. The Liverpool Echo are claiming that the duo are still on good terms, whilst Allardyce stated he was becoming fed up with the situation.
“We speak every week,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“I think he said he had a really good game of golf this week!
“You’re asking players to be angels, again. Stop it.
“We live in a politically correct world as it is. It’ won’t be long before when someone stamps his feet we’ll be saying you can’t do that.
“A reaction from a player when he comes off of disappointment is to be expected. You would ask him not to do it in the public eye but sometimes that can’t be helped.
“A man as proud of being an Everton fan as him and playing for Everton that’s where the reaction came from.
“We’re alright there’s no problem.”
The Everton locals will be pleased that there is no problem between Allardyce and Rooney and will be hoping the incident does not affect their preparations to finish the season in strong fashion. The Toffees will head to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday as they face Swansea City.
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