Ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher takes dig at Everton hero Romelu Lukaku

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Former Liverpool defender commented on the future of Everton star Romelu Lukaku.

Striker Romelu Lukaku scored a stunning hat-trick in the Europa League to give Everton a 4-1 away victory against Young Boys.

The Belgian was impressive, attempting seven shots, landing six on target and scoring with three of them as the Swiss side struggled to cope with him.

It was the perfect way to answer any critics of his form, with just seven goals in 22 Premier League starts, and prior to last night, one goal in five Europa League appearances.

His superb performance however brought about a jibe from former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, who joked the 21-year-old could now move on from the Toffees.

 

Lukaku had stated earlier this month, reported by SkySports, that he did not see his long-term future at Goodison Park, quoted as saying: "I just want to grow as a player and eventually arrive at a top club again.”

The display against Young Boys was an illustration of his talent, but the former Chelsea man still needs to start showing this more regularly for Everton, who he only joined on a permanent basis last summer having spent the season on loan there in 2013/14.

It wasn't the only comment Carragher made in jest at his old Merseyside rivals, hailing their performance but unable to resist playing up his former side.

 

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