Everton go into today’s Merseyside derby on the back of being utterly outclassed by Manchester City in a 3-1 defeat at Goodison Park last weekend.
Sam Allardyce’s side sat back but were unable to lay a glove on the champions-elect as Pep Guardiola’s men ripped through the Toffees’ weak resistance.
The visit of a heavily-rotated Liverpool does give Everton an opportunity to right those wrongs – it’s a cliche but form does go out of the window in a derby – if they can produce a better performance.
That mission starts with Allardyce’s team selection and it would be fair to say that the Goodison fans are not impressed and the inclusion of one man in particular has attracted much ire.
That man is Morgan Schneiderlin, who is deeply unpopular among the Everton fans but has been preferred to Idrissa Gueye to protect the home backline.
We’ve taken a look at the best of the Twitter reaction…
Schneiderlin. He will be at fault for most of their goals. Idrissa Gueye fit, but we play a no mark like Schneidyboy. Game over
— Colin Fletcher (@fletch2505) April 7, 2018
Schneiderlin should never play for us again never mind starting in a derby, nice one lads can’t wait for the 3-0 loss
— Alex Mackay (@alexmac55) April 7, 2018
Imagine still starting Morgan? Fat Sam truly is a massive idiot
— TheApexHound (@TheApexHound) April 7, 2018
Schneiderlin, why? Schneiderlin, why?Schneiderlin, why?Schneiderlin, why?Schneiderlin, why?Schneiderlin, why?
— School of Science (@royalbloomersey) April 7, 2018
How the hell is schnerderlein deserving of a place he stinks the ground out every week
— Neil Martin (@maverick7578) April 7, 2018
Had a bit of optimism about the game. Then I seen Schneiderlins name on the teamsheet.
— Alan Hughes (@AYoz73) April 7, 2018
Oh ffs Schneiderlin
— owenparkes (@owenparkes123) April 7, 2018
Schneiderlin why????????? What is up with Allardyce!! Is he being serious??
— Blue Wool (@Mattwaterhouse8) April 7, 2018
— Gareth Davies (@Tweety_McTweety) April 7, 2018