Everton fans hail Klaassen following Europa League clash

Davy Klaassen made his Everton debut on Thursday night when the Toffees took on Slovakian side MFK Ruzomberok in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie at Goodison Park.

A largely underwhelming contest saw Leighton Baines score the only goal of the match as Everton secured a narrow advantage ahead of the return match.

Klaassen was one of a number of players to make their Everton debuts on Thursday, with Cuco Martina, Michael Keane and Sandro Ramirez all featuring, whilst Wayne Rooney was named in the starting XI following a return to the Merseyside outfit in this summer’s transfer window.

Klaassen took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to post a ‘thumps up’ message following the European victory, and the response from the Everton supporters suggested that the Netherlands international is already a popular figure with the club’s fanbase.

The 24-year-old scored 55 times in 181 appearances for Ajax between 2011 and 2017, and the Everton fans, who have been treated to a number of summer arrivals, will certainly be looking for the Dutchman to contribute goals during his time at Goodison.