Everton take on Liverpool this afternoon at Goodison Park in the first of the Premier League’s weekend fixtures.
And Toffees supporters have reacted with fury on Twitter to the decision to include Morgan Schneirderlin in the starting line-up.
The 28-year-old Frenchman is not a fan-favourite at the Blues and judging by the reactions to his inclusion it is not a popular decision by Sam Allardyce to select the defensive midfielder.
But with Glyfi Sigurdsson and James McCarthy both out through injury, the Toffees boss has made the choice to go with the former Manchester United midfielder.
Liverpool have a huge match awaiting them in their second-leg of the Champions League against Manchester City so it was expected that Jurgen Klopp would go with a weaker team – and so it proved.
And based on that fact, the Toffees faithful would have expected their manager to go with a strong and attacking line-up, particularly with nothing left to play for this season, a positive result and performance against their city rivals would have been expected.
But it would seem that their expectations are not going to be met with this line-up.
Here is a selection of Tweets from Everton supporters reacting to the club’s starting XI to play Liverpool:
Schneiderlin why????????? What is up with Allardyce!! Is he being serious??
— Blue Wool (@Mattwaterhouse8) April 7, 2018
No Gueye in the starting lineup pic.twitter.com/aWmJj0G4hv
— Smithy ???????? (@galaxiiyy) April 7, 2018
Schneiderlin, why? Schneiderlin, why?Schneiderlin, why?Schneiderlin, why?Schneiderlin, why?Schneiderlin, why?
— School of Science (@royalbloomersey) April 7, 2018
Apart from Morgan ..it's a decent team .. please just go at them today …like … PLEASE
— Matt Smyth (@smythy2) April 7, 2018
Schneiderlin? We wont win this game
— Dhiyau (@Dhiyau23) April 7, 2018
I just feel that Morgan is temperamental and likely to get a red ugh
— ????????nattyscakes???????? (@tillylouise) April 7, 2018
— Callum (@callumtaitt) April 7, 2018
— amy (@moonlightjmx) April 7, 2018
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