Everton were beaten 1-0 by Liverpool in their most recent match.

Jamie Redknapp has admitted to Sky Sports that he thought Bernard was going to struggle for Everton against Liverpool.

Bernard was selected to start on the left of Everton’s attack, which meant that he would be tracking Trent Alexander-Arnold back.

Redknapp felt that the task was going to be too much for the Everton forward, whose strength does not lie in his defensive qualities.

However, Redknapp was pleasantly surprised by how well Bernard stuck to his task at Anfield.

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He said: “Bernard has got back in well. First five minutes I thought he was going to struggle with Trent Alexander-Arnold, but he’s done a great job.”

Everton ended up losing 1-0 to Liverpool in the most heartbreaking of circumstances.

The Toffees had proven a match for their near neighbours, but a last minute Jordan Pickford error meant allowed Divock Origi to secure the three points for the Reds.

Despite the defeat Everton remain in sixth place in the Premier League table, and there is still plenty of reason to be optimistic at Goodison Park.

The Toffees are next in action in midweek when they take on Newcastle United.

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