The City of Liverpool is on a high as both clubs are flying at present with European football the big aim for Everton. Attendances as expected are as high as ever and another well anticipated event in the city is the National. Many fans will be looking for the current guide to Grand National with the event taking place in April.
Expectations were high at Everton prior to the season of success. Last season would have to be seen as a disappointment as despite finishing 8th, they lost more games than they won. For a club at Everton’s level, this was not enough. Marco Silva has taken over the helm and is really embedding his attacking style of play in the team. This is starting to pay off with some of his signings looking fantastic buys at present. Richarlison is playing a starring role and has thrust himself into the Brazilian national side, which is only going to improve him further for Everton.
Everton are currently sitting in 8th place having won four of their opening nine fixtures. However, the games play a whole different story and they really should have more points to show from their performances. Firstly the draw with Wolves was difficult to take, following taking the lead on two occasions, but ultimately the first half red card made the difference. It was then a similar story at Bournemouth a couple of weeks later. Everton were down to 10 men in the first half but despite this took a 2-0 lead, before conceding two late goals. If these points had not been dropped, Everton would be sitting in a comfortable 6th spot and just two points off the top four. This shows how well the team has kicked off this season.
Since the away defeat to Arsenal, they have now won three on the trot as they remain one of the inform teams in the premier league. This includes an important win against Leicester, with the resurgent Sigurdosson continuing to play a key role for the side.
Of his goal, Sigurdsson told the Premier League, “I was going to pass backwards but then I took a chance and turned. I saw a bit of space and thought ‘why not? I’ll have a go at goal’. It was nice to see it in the back of the net.
“There’s many very good goalscorers and players that have scored 50 or more in the Premier League so I’m happy to be in that club. [scoring 50 Premier League goals]”
The club is now moving into a difficult run of fixtures that could play a major role come the end of the season. This includes games against Manchester United, Chelsea and the big one away at Liverpool in the next five. If they can get a run of results from these fixtures and continue this impressive form, this could mean a return to European football next season.