Having taken over captaincy duties from Phil Jagielka this season following the defender’s departure this summer, Seamus Coleman is quickly learning that his new role carries greater scrutiny.
The Republic of Ireland international represents the players on and off-the-pitch, and only top-quality performances will suffice.
Unfortunately for the 30-year-old, his displays this season haven’t quite been up to scratch.
In the 2-0 defeat to Sheffield United on Saturday, Coleman had no shots, key passes, tackles or interceptions.
After seeing the Irishman’s anonymous display, Everton fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts about the club’s skipper.
Many supporters of the Merseyside club slammed Coleman as a “liability”, whilst one fan even suggested the veteran’s attempts at trying to play football is “putting years upon years on me”.
Some fans even questioned why summer arrival Djibril Sidibe hasn’t been given a proper look-in yet, especially after their captain’s recent decline.
Check out some of the reaction of Everton fans below:
how can you blame them when we literally when full attack? Coleman has been a liability , Gylfi none existent clueless player, its like playing with 9 men
— RyanEFC (@RyanEFC3) September 21, 2019
Also may I add watching Coleman try and play football is putting years upon years on me
— Layla (@layla_EFC) September 21, 2019
I’m unclear why we have a World Cup winning right back on the bench when we all knew 18 months ago Coleman could no longer offer any more than a back up role.
— Sean (@sean_efc31) September 21, 2019
How Gylfi Sigurdsson, Morgan Schneiderlin and Seamus Coleman all still start every game is beyond me, by the way.
Invisible, pathetic and just simply poor respectively.
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) September 21, 2019
Jonjoe Kenny is far superior to Seamus Coleman, nothing will convince me otherwise. Not even worth 60 grand now
— Lee (@1878Lee) September 21, 2019
Siggurdson, coleman both abysmal..
— Pgee Ariffin (@pgee27) September 21, 2019
I hate to say it, but Coleman is finished
— EvertonNorway (@EvertonNorway) September 21, 2019
He is a championship level player now sorry to say.
— Philip Holding (@Philip98EFC) September 21, 2019
Coleman’s crossing is atrocious
— Toffeetowers (@toffeetowers) September 21, 2019
— Simon Currie (@sicurrie) September 21, 2019