Everton have had a tough run over the last couple of months. It’s something that Liverpool fans have all loved and they’ve been taking some credit for their rivals demise as it was the previous Merseyside derby where their season started to fall apart after Jordan Pickford’s blunder handed the Reds the win, and Silva has been hard since.
EVERTON’S DECLINE SINCE DERBY DEFEAT
Everton got off to a flying start under Marco Silva this season, before a 1-0 defeat at Liverpool in December sparked a decline in form – so what changed?
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) 1 March 2019
Marco Silva has shown that he has a quality touch in management, yet the Portuguese manager is still struggling this season in the Premier League. The Toffees were well in with a shot to crack the top six in the earlier months, although when a different Portuguese manager was sacked it killed Everton’s chances, leaving them battling for 7th, although things had already started falling apart.
Since that Merseyside Derby at Anfield where Everton fell to a 1-0 loss, Silva has taken charge of a further 16 games, yet he’s won less than a third of those with a meagre five wins. Those wins haven’t been glamorous either. Wins by a one-goal margin over Southampton, Lincoln and Huddersfield have been far from convincing, and the fans will be desperate to get things back on track this weekend with a win against their bitter rivals.
You can read the Reds’ verdict on Marco Silva here:
Had his head turned by a bigger club in Tranmere Rovers…#fraud
— Cool Hand Luke (@lukemccusker) March 1, 2019
The Portuguese Pardew
— Lee Smith (@LeeSmigX5) March 1, 2019
Silva heard that the local Gregg's was looking for a new manager and had his head turned
— JamWoo (@JamieWood2018) March 1, 2019
More draws and defeats that followed saw the decline
— Nathan Titus ネイサン (@nathanstitus) March 1, 2019
Switching formations doesn’t help. Stick with one or two formations and have faith.
— Mark Beard (@beardy1889) March 1, 2019
Consistency. Same problem when he was at Watford.
— Sports & Tips (@TipsandSport) March 1, 2019
The Reds love seeing their rivals struggling and will hope to cash in on their issues on Sunday with a big win.