Everton face Liverpool at Anfield this evening in a game which sees the Merseyside rivals in vastly contrasting form.
Whilst the Reds are flying at the top of the Premier League, the Toffees are flailing one place above the relegation zone.
Marco Silva has received plenty of the blame for the demise of Everton and rightly so. Some of his substitutions, tactical decisions and comments in the media have left Everton fans exacerbated.
But the players have got to also take a portion of the blame for what have been some extremely weak performances.
One key stat that came out after Kelechi Iheanacho’s late winner for Leicester City at the weekend highlighted the fragile state of the Everton players.
4 – Everton have conceded more 90th minute goals than any other Premier League team this season (4). Lapse. pic.twitter.com/SaLE7bnkEt
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 1, 2019
No team in the Premier League have conceded more goals in the 90th minute than Everton.
The Leicester winner, Dennis Srbeny and Anwar El Ghazi’s killer-blows and Lucas Digne’s own-goal heartbreak at Brighton all highlight Everton’s lack of attention for the full 90 minutes.
A repeat of that and Liverpool will no doubt come away with the win tonight, late showing or not.