David Moyes branded his former club Everton’s performance in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool as horrible.
Everton lost 4-0 to their arch rivals in a result that will surely question manager Roberto Martinez’ position at the club. It has already been speculated that the arrival of new investors will see Martinez depart the club unless results are excellent until the end of the season. A thrashing at the hands of the major rivals is not a good start. It is also not an ideal preparation for the FA Cup semi-final in a few days.
Everton were reduced to 10 men for much of the second half after defender Ramiro Funes Mori was given the marching orders in the 50th minute. The club were further weakened by the departure of John Stones due to injury, but former manager Moyes was unable to defend Everton’s performance. The club are in a desperately bad run and it could potentially cost them a place in the FA Cup final. Winning a major trophy will not only help Martinez keep his job, but also keep his top players like Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian has been agitated in recent weeks about the lack of progress on the pitch. He has spoken about his desire to play in the Champions League.
“You can’t hide it, Everton were terrible tonight. Really, really poor.They really missed Seamus Coleman and Phil Jagielka and things didn’t go well for them in the game with injuries to the centre-half and the sending off and Gareth Barry coming off at half-time.But that wasn’t the reason Everton lost; they lost because Liverpool were better and Everton didn’t do well enough in the first half. It was a simple as that, they made the job too difficult,” said Moyes, who has been out of work since November 2015.