Everton fans praise Ademola Lookman's performance

Ademola Lookman of Everton during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Olympique Lyon at Goodison Park on October 19, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Ademola Lookman impressed for Everton on Friday night.

Ademola Lookman (R) of Everton celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on...

There is often many positives in losing to your local rivals, but Everton fans have found one.

The Toffees lost 2-1 to neighbours Liverpool in a third-round FA Cup clash at Anfield last night.

Virgil van Dijk grabbed an 84th-minute winner on his Reds debut after Everton star Gylfi Sigurdsson had cancelled out James Milner's second-half penalty.

Ademola Lookman of Everton during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Olympique Lyon at Goodison Park on October 19, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

It was a disappointing defeat but fans of the Goodison Park club are raving about Ademola Lookman.

The former Charlton Athletic star, a £7.5 million signing under Ronald Koeman last January, replaced Wayne Rooney on 54 minutes and the Toffees looked a far better side as a result.

The 20-year-old stretched Liverpool's defence and gave Joe Gomez a torrid time on the left-hand side of Everton's attack.

Everton's English striker Ademola Lookman (L) vies with Lyon's Burkinabe forward Bertrand Traore during the Europa League (C3) football match Olympique Lyonnais (OL) versus Everton FC on...

And those on the blue half of Merseyside have called on Sam Allardyce to start playing him a bit more regularly.

Lookman has made only seven Premier League appearances this season, but surely that number will rise after such an excellent cameo.

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