By Dominic Toner

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley played 90 minutes against Liverpool on Monday – and the club’s supporters were furious with his performance on Twitter.

The Toffees slipped to a 1-0 defeat against their Merseyside rivals in the Premier League, with Sadio Mane scoring a late winner in stoppage time.

Barkley was unable to help the home side get anything from the game and Everton failed to capitalise on a good start to the game, before they were totally outclassed by Liverpool in the second-half.

The 23-year-old was perhaps fortunate to stay on the pitch after a dangerous challenge on Jordan Henderson in the second-half and he received just a yellow card from the referee.

Everton fans revealed their frustration with Barkley after his display and feel that his levels this season have not been good enough.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Barkley has endured a difficult season under Ronald Koeman and has scored just three goals in his 17 appearances.

The attacking midfielder failed to link up with forward Romelu Lukaku against Liverpool and didn’t test Simon Mignolet in goal.

He will now be under serious pressure from the Toffees fans to improve his performances and could get the opportunity in the club’s next game against Leicester on Boxing Day.

Everton stay ninth in the Premier League table after the defeat and face a tough battle to reach a European spot this season, something that Koeman was expected to bring to Goodison Park.

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