LONDON, Jan 3 — Everton supervisor Rafael Benitez has put his religion in Dominic Calvert-Lewin and new signings in January because the Merseysiders look to flip their season round.
The England striker made his comeback after over 4 months out with a thigh damage in a 3-2 house defeat by Brighton yesterday the place he missed a penalty.
Prior to the sport at Goodison Park, new £17 million (RM95 million) left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko was launched to followers.
British newspaper reviews have additionally linked Benitez with a transfer for Glasgow Rangers right-back Nathan Patterson as he looks to shore up the defence of an Everton aspect languishing in fifteenth place within the 20-strong Premier League.
Today’s match was solely the eighth time this season which have Everton scored greater than as soon as in a league fixture, with 5 of these events coming of their opening six video games and the 24-year-old Calvert-Lewin scoring within the first three earlier than his damage.
“Hopefully Dominic coming again will give slightly bit extra hope to everybody,” mentioned Spanish boss Benitez after Everton’s eighth defeat in 12 league video games.
“And if we’re bringing gamers again, and signing new gamers, it would carry this want that everybody is anticipating.”
Prior to kick-off, Brighton had received simply as soon as in 13 matches however victory noticed the Seagulls soar into eighth place.
Goals have been laborious to come by for the south coast aspect, however a double from midfielder Alexis Mac Allister at Goodison Park was an encouraging signal for Brighton supervisor Graham Potter.
“He has the standard. He can contribute to the scoring section for us,” mentioned Potter of Mac Allister. “So can others. That is one thing we are attempting to enhance because it’s too simple to blame the strikers.” — eNM