Clinton Morrison claimed Everton fans would be feeling a bit jealous over Liverpool’s success.
The pundit while explaining why the pressure was growing on Toffees boss Marco Silva, implied it didn’t help that when Everton fans look over “the other side of the road” at Liverpool that Jurgen Klopp’s side were doing really well.
Morrison struggled to think of a word to describe how Toffees fans would be feeling over Liverpool before directly saying they’d be jealous.
“They look over the other side of the road, Everton fans, and see how well Liverpool are doing…they feel a bit…you are jealous,” said Morrison on Sky Sports’ The Debate (22:42, Tuesday, October 8th).
Everton fans are surely going to hate being branded as jealous over Liverpool’s success, but no Toffees fan is going to denying that they’re not enjoying the Reds’ red-hot form. After all, while Liverpool are top of the Premier League after winning all their games, the Toffees are sat just inside the relegation zone with just seven points from their opening eight games. Silva’s side have suffered five losses and to make matters worse, they’re clearly struggling in front of goal as they’ve only managed six goals so far. Only two Premier League sides have scored less, Newcastle United and Watford, and given that the Reds have scored 20 goals in their first eight league games, that means Liverpool have racked up over three times the number of goals the Toffees have. However, while Everton lagging behind is probably music to the ears of most Liverpool fans, it would feel so typical if the Toffees improved by the time the first Merseyside Derby of the season happens. After all in the 2018/19 season, Liverpool only just beat Everton in December due to a very late Divock Origi goal and had to settle for a very frustrating 0-0 draw with them in March, and when you consider the Reds only finished a point off eventual league champions, Manchester City, that result in hindsight could have been the one that cost Klopp.