Everton fans surprised by Schneiderlin’s performance against Liverpool

Despite being on the wrong end of a 3-1 chasing at the hands of champions-elect Manchester City last time around, Sam Allardyce only made one change to his Everton side as they welcomed Liverpool to Goodison Park for the Merseyside derby.

That meant that Morgan Schneiderlin kept his place in a central midfield that was asked to withstand a large amount of Liverpool possession, especially in the second half.

That decision was not popular with Everton fans at kick-off but by full-time, the Goodison faithful admitted that the Frenchman had put in a solid performance in the 0-0 draw.

Everton could have won it at the end as Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin spurned extremely presentable chances to score but a draw was a fair result on the balance of play.

Schneiderlin – valued at £18m by Transfermarkt – showed some of the energy and pressing that earned him a move to Manchester United in 2015, when he was one of the most highly rated midfielders in the Premier League and we’ve taken a closer look at the best of the reaction as some Toffees fans munched on humble pie…