Everton had a period of positivity following Sam Allardyce’s arrival as manager.
The team went on a seven-game unbeaten run in the Premier League once the experienced coach became Ronald Koeman’s permanent successor in November.
Now, though, it is a different story as the team have lost their last three top-flight matches.
In that spell, the team conceded eight goals, and four of them were struck by Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s thumping at Wembley.
Allardyce has attempted to address the lack of firepower issue by bringing in Cenk Tosun from Besiktas.
The former Crystal Palace boss has also confirmed that talks are underway to sign Theo Walcott from Arsenal.
One area that the fans are desperate for Allardyce to strengthen is at left-back.
Leighton Baines is no closer to returning to action, while Cuco Martina has had mixed reviews since his arrival from Southampton last summer.
Given that Baines is on the wrong side of 30 – 33 – the fans think that buying a new left-back should be a priority.
— Gavin Devlin (@gavindevlin) January 15, 2018
— Dan ⚡ (@VxntageVlasic) January 15, 2018
— Mike (@Ade4179) January 14, 2018
— Rob Vera (@TheRobVera) January 14, 2018
City don’t have an issue at left back. They have just brought one on that cost 26m. #efc have a problem at left back. They have a right footed bad right back there.
— CM (@COYB187811) January 14, 2018
This week a left back has to come in or else I have no idea what the recruitment team are doing day to day.
Surely with Baines as our only LB and Garbutt not registered, those in charge identified extensive list of targets a month ago, ready to secure now?! #EFC
— Ell Bretland (@EllBretland) January 14, 2018
Fancy buying a left back sam? Go ed I dare you! #EFC
— J mor (@Jono_efc) January 14, 2018
— Dave Voyle (@voylerroom) January 14, 2018