'Fraud', 'Biggest passenger' – Everton fans blame one man for defeat v Liverpool
Everton fell to defeat against Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday night, and fans were not happy with the performance of Morgan Schneiderlin.
It was a fiery encounter, with Mason Holgate at the centre of things.
Holgate was responsible for giving away the penalty that gave Liverpool the lead.
It was a contentious decision to reward the Reds a spot-kick when the referee adjudged Holgate to have brought down Adam Lallana and it seemed to be from this that the defender appeared to lose his cool – James Milner converted for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Only moments later the 21-year-old was at the centre of a scuffle between the two sides that was initiated by Holgate for shoving Roberto Firmino – exactly what created the skirmish is not known.
Gylfi Sigurdsson then equalised with a neat finish after being set up by Phil Jagielka in the 67th minute before Virgil van Dijk scored a late winner, heading in a corner late on.
However, Everton fans saved most of their criticism for Schneiderlin, with many fans asking what he contributes to the side.
Here is a selection of the best tweets from disgruntled Everton fans.
Schneiderlin the biggest passenger. Literally does nothing
— Rodger Armstrong EBM (@rodgerarmstrong) January 5, 2018
Just lost our best forward passer today!!! Needs replacing badly. Davies is'nt good enough yet needs time, Schneiderlin gets out paced to easily!!
— Alby Thomas (@foggy1878) January 5, 2018
Can anyone please help me? I feel really confused as to what Morgan schneiderlin does in an everton kit. He’s not won a tackle, header. Not made a pass run or showed anything noteable of any description. Yet we start him, week after week. I’m not a boo boy but the lad is a fraud
— reids cross, gray! (@christownson33) January 5, 2018
Despite the final score, that was a proper performance from Everton tonight. Honestly think if Schneiderlin had come off instead of Rooney we'd have won that. Him feeding Lookman would have been something. Schneids offered nothing during the 90 minutes.
— Gilly (@gillypea1978) January 5, 2018
Was Schneiderlin playing?
— GMB (@g84rne) January 5, 2018
I'd sooner have Rooney over Schneiderlin, with Gueye and keep Gylfi central and play have Lookman on the left. The kid needs games now.
— Paul (@pdwyer1987) January 5, 2018
Can anyone recall what Morgan Schneiderlin actually contributed there? Go…#EFC
— Nick Jones (@nickjones314) January 5, 2018
Biggest issue was midfield. Gylfi should always be the 10. Schneiderlin and McCarthy aren’t good enough.
— Deckard Trebuchet (@xianorton) January 5, 2018
Did Schneiderlin touch the ball in that game?
— Daniel O'Connor (@docefc) January 5, 2018
Schneiderlin – I honestly didn’t know he was on the park!
— TheBigRezowski (@PaulRezon) January 5, 2018
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