Danny Murphy predicts where Everton will finish this season

Former Liverpool player Danny Murphy has suggested what he thinks will happen to Everton over the rest of the season.

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy told talkSPORT how he sees the rest of the season panning out for his old rivals Everton.

Murphy has been complimentary of the Toffees and has suggested they have a chance to push on and consolidate after the international break.

“It’s not like they’re not going to win another game this season. Everton’s run in isn’t too bad. That result will give them confidence and will take some of the pressure off of Roberto,” said Murphy.

“I think they’ll go on a decent run and finish mid-table no problem.”

Everton did well to battle their way to a 2-1 victory in their last game against struggling QPR.

They fought well and showed resilience to react in the right way after criticism of the defence following the defeat to Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League last week.

Everton find themselves in 14th in the table on 34 points, which is a tally they will be looking to improve considerably over their last eight games.

May looks as though it will be a very tricky month with back-to-back games against Aston Villa and Sunderland, both relegation candidates, before they see out the season against West Ham United and Tottenham.

The side also plays Manchester United and Southampton in April and while some of the fixtures may not look difficult on paper, as the pressure and the stakes increase, sides Everton should beat will start raising their performances.

Hopefully Everton will have done enough to prevent a slide further down the table before that point.

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