By Phil McNulty
Chief football author at Anfield
Everton manager Marco Silva believes his future is out of his hands after the Toffees were thrashed in the Merseyside derby at Anfield.
Liverpool’s 5-2 take plunged Everton into the relegation locations and pushed the 42-three hundred and sixty five days-extinct Portuguese nearer to the sack – having survived discussions nice looking the club’s board of directors about his position following the most up-to-date home defeat by Norwich City.
If Everton’s board discontinue believe to sack Silva earlier than Saturday’s home sport with Chelsea, used manager David Moyes is the main contender as an intervening time resolution, with used participant Tim Cahill a candidate to be his assistant.
“I’m no longer the correct particular person to chat about this concern,” Silva said. “You’re asking me and I form no longer non-public the reply.
“Since I joined the club, till my finest day I would per chance be official.”
Everton non-public misplaced eight of their finest 11 video games and Silva added: “I note why you question the questions and if we were obedient you would possibly per chance per chance per chance no longer question. I’m no longer announcing you form no longer prefer to set up the questions nonetheless it is no longer for me to answer them.
“I form no longer take to chat about my future after each and each match.”
Everton’s board gave Silva time after those talks following the Goodison Park loss to Norwich nonetheless questions surrounding Silva’s future will intensify after a shambolic demonstrate at Anfield, the set up they non-public got no longer gained since September 1999.
It used to be also the first time Everton non-public conceded four targets in the first half of a derby since 1935 and Silva said: “It used to be a truly imperfect night for us. There is tiny question they deserved the three aspects and we were no longer only ample.
“We cannot concede targets the draw we did. The vogue we conceded used to be no longer only ample. We must discontinue better, we must be extra daring.”
Everton, who face Chelsea at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime, are now in the backside three after Southampton’s take in opposition to Norwich City.
‘Everton prefer to form a replace’ – response
Feeble Manchester City midfielder Michael Brown on BBC Radio 5 Reside: “It wasn’t a substantial efficiency from Everton. Defensively it would possibly per chance per chance probably probably per chance per chance also had been seven or eight – they were out-fought, out-battled.
“They’ve bought to form a replace. With the budget and what they’ve spent, I form no longer think they non-public got been left with grand change. A club the scale of Everton cannot be in the backside three. They cannot threat relegation.
“There’s ample ability in that squad to full better than they are doing. I’ve been at clubs the set up you question who’s going to lead it.
“There are a few managers round. No doubt Everton would possibly per chance per chance per chance also no longer return over the bottom they’ve already been over in Sam Allardyce.
“The club prefer to careful they form no longer discontinue things too speedy and be grasping.”
Feeble England midfielder Jermaine Jenas on Match of the Day: “It’s miles taking a look bleak. It has no longer been going properly for a protracted period and this efficiency stinks of some imperfect news coming his (Silva’s) system.”
Everton defender Mason Holgate: “We now had been uncomfortable in some video games, nonetheless we all know the optimistic we non-public in our crew and or no longer it is no longer acceptable to be the set up we are.”
On how grand gamers get accountability for defeats: “We get shimmering grand all of it. The manager has told us what we must be doing and we haven’t completed that. We played properly in patches of the game, nonetheless route one balls are things we must be facing and we haven’t completed that.
“The video games are coming thick and snappy so we non-public each and each chance to flip it round by selecting up a take. It’s no longer acceptable the set up we are now and we all know that.”
Everton drag from imperfect to worse – stats
- Silva is the first Everton manager to concede 5 league targets in opposition to Liverpool in a single match since Howard Kendall in November 1982 (5-0 in opposition to Bob Paisley’s facet)
- Everton obtain themselves in the relegation zone after taking half in at the least 15 Premier League suits for the first time since April 1999 (after 32 video games).
- It used to be simplest the second time in 1,053 Premier League video games Everton non-public conceded four first-half targets (also v Arsenal in February 2018)
‘He’s out of his depth’ – what you said on social media
Spirit Blues: Silva makes Roberto Martinez look competent.
Fern Williams: Invoice Kenwright and Farhad Moshiri – listen to the fans and discontinue one thing!
The LFC Community: In a few months Everton fans would per chance be thanking us for inserting an cease to Silva.
Dennis W: He’s a tight fella, Silva. I form no longer loathe him or wish him any imperfect will. He’s out of his depth though, and this needs ending now.
Crimson Mist Rising: Silva is having an dreadful time at Everton nonetheless the gamers prefer to get accountability too. Some very neutral gamers in that squad primarily letting him down.