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.
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.
And those on the blue half of Merseyside have called on Sam Allardyce to start playing him a bit more regularly.
Ademola Lookman. Play the lad. He makes things happen and scares defenders. He's magic down the wing one on one. #EFC— Ell Bretland (@EllBretland) January 5, 2018
Now though, can someone please take the decision to start Lookman every game? He’s class and changed the game. #EFC— David Downie (@daviddownie17) January 5, 2018
Difficult to take, especially given the disgraceful penalty decision. Jagielka rolled back the years and Lookman showed he is ready. #EFC— School of Science (@SOS1878) January 5, 2018
Wayne Rooney knows talent when he sees it, played with and against the best players in the world his whole career, club / country— Shoey Mc (@ShoeyEFC1234) January 5, 2018
He thinks Lookman is an amazing talent, as does Sammy Lee
The kid has to play now.
Should give Lookman 5 games now. Season over, a big talent, well worth investing in #EFC— Matt Jones (@MattJFootball) January 6, 2018
Gutted is not the word second half was a great performance game changed when lookman came on #EFC— Gareth Davies (@Tweety_McTweety) January 5, 2018
Lookman is a real talent btw. Took a while to get into the game but after his involvement in Sigurdsson’s goal he was top notch.— Matty (@_MattyEFC) January 5, 2018
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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