Former Newcastle United forward Micky Quinn is concerned that Everton could get sucked into a serious relegation battle in the Premier League.
Ronald Koeman’s side have won just two of their seven top-flight matches this season and they currently reside just two points off the bottom three.
It is still early in the campaign, but after the club spent more than £100m on new signings in the summer, expectations were raised.
So far, the team have been unable to satisfy the fans, some of whom have called for Koeman to be sacked.
The Merseyside outfit brought in Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez as attacking options in the summer, but the club were unable to replace Romelu Lukaku, who joined Manchester United.
With just four goals scored in the league, it is clear that the team are lacking that clinical touch up front, and that is what Quinn feels will put the Toffees in a dangerous position.
The retired footballer, who now works as a pundit, wrote in the Chronicle:
“I can name three teams straightaway who I really fear for at this stage though – Crystal Palace, Brighton and Everton. That last one may shock a few people, and I know I am a Liverpool fan, but I have watched a lot of Everton recently and I just don’t think they’ve offered anything.
“Ronald Koeman must be fearful for his job. He spent £150million over the summer but, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jordan Pickford aside, I didn’t think he bought particularly well. Everton really need to have a long, hard look at themselves and do some soul searching because I don’t even see the signs of progress. I honestly think they look in trouble.”