Dominic Calvert-Lewin has established himself as a fan favourite at Everton, and the star striker has spoken out on his highly anticipated return after injury.
The England international took a heavy injury blow in the opening month of the Premier League season, with a quadriceps issue and broken toe, that has left the Toffees without arguably one of their best players for the majority of their 2021/22 campaign so far.
Everton originally predicted a short term side-lining of the star, but after a ‘setback’ in rehabilitation, the club was forced to announce further time out for Calvert Lewin.
In a club statement, they said: “Dominic Calvert-Lewin has suffered a setback in his rehabilitation from a quadriceps injury and will remain out for a number of weeks.
“Calvert-Lewin will continue to receive specialist treatment and an update on the England international’s fitness will be provided in due course.”
The 24-year-old has been keeping busy off the pitch though, with appearances on Sky Sport’s Monday Night Football and featuring in a much talked about feature for fashion magazine Homme+. He also attended a gala this weekend for Football For Change, a charity that ‘brings together football stars and business leaders with a collective goal to change the lives of young people in some of the most deprived communities in the UK.’
Speaking on a panel, alongside Jamie Carragher, Rod Stewart and Russell Howard, Calvert Lewin made an admission on his current injury.
According to Liverpool Echo journalist, Tony Scott, the target man confirmed ‘he’ll be back in a few weeks’ and when asked about the Everton vs Liverpool clash at Goodison Park on December 1st he said;
“We’ll see for the Merseyside Derby.”
The Sheffield born striker has featured in 12 clashes with Everton’s Merseyside rivals, Liverpool, scoring once and assisting twice.
Calvert Lewin played a huge part in the most recent 2-0 win at Anfield for the Toffees, by winning a penalty after coming off the bench, so fans will definitely be buzzing to see their star striker return, and thus, play a key role in the upcoming fixture in the next few weeks.
The forward has played a huge part for the Toffees in recent seasons, scoring as many as 21 this term, and opening the current campaign with three in three. As a result, it’ll be a huge boost for the team and supporters alike to have him back in the team.
Everton face Man City when the Premier League returns this week and will be keen to grab some much-needed points and climb the table, with a boost from the likes of Richarlison and Yerry Mina returning from injury.