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9th Apr, 2017 | 5:52pm

Jamie Carragher posts Twitter verdict on Everton 23-year-old after Leicester display

By Matt Farr

Liverpool favourite Jamie Carragher has sung the praises of Everton midfielder Ross Barkley following the 4-2 victory over Leicester on Sunday.

Carragher took to his personal Twitter account on Sunday afternoon to praise the 23-year-old midfielder for his man-of-the-match display against the Foxes.

Barkley was a nuisance all afternoon for Leicester, but proved particularly influential in Everton’s second goal, whipping a superb ball in from the right flank to allow Romelu Lukaku to level the scoreline.

However, the England international has endured plenty of criticism in his performances this season, particularly during the first half of the campaign, including from his own manager.

His sub-standard performances saw him dropped to the Everton bench earlier in the season, while he also lost his place in the England squad prior to the March international break.

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But Barkley since worked hard to rediscover his golden touch, putting in a series of impressive performances since the new year.

He has now contributed five goals and seven assists from 33 appearances in all competitions, and Carragher recognised his recent improvements over the last few months on Twitter.

The Liverpool favourite suggested that critics have been too quick to jump to conclusions in recent weeks, insisting that Barkley has not deserved the amount of criticism he has received.

In other Everton news, a report has detailed the role of Steve Walsh in the club’s reported pursuit of Michael Keane.

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