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Everton fans react on Twitter to Lukaku post about Champions League

By Dominic Toner

Everton forward Romelu Lukaku praised the quality of the Champions League on Tuesday night – and the club’s supporters have urged him on Twitter to fire them to Europe’s elite competition.

Manchester City defeated Monaco 5-3 in a sensational European game at the Etihad Stadium in the first-leg of the last-16 tie.

Lukaku claimed on his personal Twitter account that “reputations are built” in the Champions League.

The Belgian international is regarded as the star player at Goodison Park and has helped the Toffees up to seventh in the Premier League table.

Manager Ronald Koeman is hoping to make the Merseyside club a main competitor in English football over the next few seasons

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Everton fans believe that Lukaku is crucial if the club are to achieve success and kick on to qualify for the Champions League.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Lukaku has become a favourite at Everton following his arrival from Chelsea in 2014 and has already made 153 appearances for them, scoring 78 goals in return.

The striker has continued to play a major role this season under Koeman and recently struck four times in a 6-3 win over Bournemouth.

He is competing for the Premier League golden boot this campaign and is currently second-placed with 16 goals, only Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is ahead of him (17).

Lukaku is regarded as one of the best forwards in England and will be desperate to play in the Champions League in the near future.

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