A number of Everton and Liverpool fans alike have taken to Twitter to comment on Goodison Park manager Marco Silva's fitness update on Theo Walcott ahead of their visit of Anfield.
The Toffees attacker missed out on the 2-1 loss to Leicester on Sunday due to illness but Silva confirmed that he is "okay" for the Premier League Merseyside derby against Jurgen Klopp's charges (Liverpool Echo).
Walcott joined Everton in January 2018 in a deal worth more than £20million on a three-and-a-half year contract (BBC Sport) but he has largely flattered to deceive for the Toffees.
While the former Arsenal man has shown this season he can put in good performances, such as against West Ham in October, he hasn't been able to do it consistently enough.
As a result, the announcement of Walcott being in contention against the Reds was met with a largely disparaging tone from quite a few Everton fans and Liverpool supporters.
Here is some of the reaction on social media:
I don't want Walcott anyways. I want Gordon and Kean playing.— Daniel (@D_Juskowiak) 3 December 2019
NO. WALCOTT.— Cathal Corcoran (@cotziee) 3 December 2019
Great tHat means Walcott sneid and siggy to play away just take 8 men and be done with it...leave iwobi and kean on bench then after result send a player out saying we need to stick together...your embarrassing all of us right now by doing nothing— john howlett.EFC (@johnhowlett4) 3 December 2019
I'm shook— ℙ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@LFCPatrick91) 3 December 2019
So are we. God forbid Silva starts Walcott and we play even worse— Jackson Monroe (@Jon_Donnn17) 3 December 2019
Andrew Robertson is terrified— Riley Wood (@RileyEFC21) 3 December 2019
Pray for Liverpool.— Craig Douglas (@douglas1_craig) 3 December 2019
Oh no. We've lost— Owen (@owencummings15) 3 December 2019
Getting the same reaction from reds and blues here— DaveRobots (@RobotsDave) 3 December 2019
Liverpool are currently firing on all cylinders, sitting eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table and also doing well in the Champions League and League Cup.
In stark contrast, Everton have lost eight of their 14 Premier League games so far and are just two points clear of the relegation zone, with increasing numbers of fans wanting Silva sacked.
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