Everton captain Wayne Rooney today proved that class is permanent, as his penalty earned the Toffee’s a point at Anfield.
Everton were sturggling at 1-0 down before the England record goal-scorer found the net with a cool penalty, making this Rooney’s fifth goal in his last six starts versus Liverpool.
The point means that Everton remain undefeated under new manager Sam Allardyce, and fans were quick to head to twitter to praise the veteran striker.
Here are a few of the best reactions from Everton fans:
that pass from Rooney for the Penalty 😲😍 wow @EvertonArentWe
— Liam Graves (@LiamGraves18) December 10, 2017
Rooney has scored the same amount of goals as Lukaku and cost 75 million pound less.
— Everton Extra (@EvertonExtra) December 10, 2017
Fact: Rooney has scored more Prem goals this season (8) than Alli, Rashford, Coutinho, Eriksen, Hazard, Pogba, KDBruyne, Mahrez, Pedro, Sanchez. Legend. pic.twitter.com/n5hzFIOuLY
— Ananth (@WR10ooney) December 10, 2017
Get in there !!! Rooney ⚽️ @Everton
— Nigel Martyn (@nmartyn25) December 10, 2017
All around us
Toffees singing, having fun
Tis the season
Love and understanding
Merry Christmas, kopite scum
— SomeEvertonFan (@SomeEvertonFan) December 10, 2017
Rooney now has an many Premiership goals this season as Lukaku 😳
— Danny (@DannyBurton89) December 10, 2017
DCL's running, Rooney's vision & composure, Allardyce's organisation, & Klopp's arrogance. Honourable mention to Gueye. Outstanding #LIVEVE
— Paul Brown (@pbsportswriter) December 10, 2017
Rooney’s antics even caught the eye of another set of fans, who had their own derby to worry about!
Chants of "Rooney Rooney" go up from The Stretford End. Obviously following the action elsewhere.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) December 10, 2017
Manchester United fans must have been thankful for their club record goal-scorer to find the net against Liverpool, and ultimately cost them two important Premier League points.
Rooney himself also admitted that ‘It’s always nice to score against Liverpool’ in a post-match interview.
Everton are now climbing the table following thei abysmal start to the campaign, and will need Rooney to continue leading by example if they are to make for another push for European football.
In other Everton news, Sam Allardyce had the perfect response when questioned about the penalty decision.