For for the first time in decades, Everton are in serious danger of relegation from England’s top flight after losing 2-0 to archrivals Liverpool on Sunday.
Jürgen Klopp says he wants Everton to stay in the Premier League because he will miss the Merseyside derby, but the Blues are currently 18th and in relegation position with only six games left in the tournament.
‘Nothing has changed for me’ – Everton coach Frank Lampard – said after the defeat from Liverpool. “We have six games left and Burnley have five and we will try to score as many points as possible.”
When Lampard replaced Rafael Benitez at the end of January, Everton were in 16th place and six points clear of the relegation zone.
During this time, Lampard’s record was poor with just three wins in 12 matches and the club’s dismal record away from home continues as he did not win away. Goodison Park from August 2021.
Everton have spent 118 seasons in the First Division and have not been in the Second Division since 1954.
Only Arsenal have spent more consecutive seasons in the English top flight than Everton, who have not won a trophy since 1995.
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Departure Robert Martinezwho replaced a longtime coach David Moyes (2002-13), ended the club’s ups and downs in stability since Farhad Moshiri bought Everton in 2016. Gylfi Sigurdsson30.4 million euros for Alex Woby and 28.9 million euros for Yannick Bolasi.
They also had seven coaches: Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman, Sam Allardyce, Marco Silva, Carlo Anselitto, Benitez and now Lampard.
“I was presented with a project with a large economic investment, which was carried out through the sale of players,” Benitez told The Athletic.
“Many of them with big contracts stayed and I could only spend two million euros on five players. It was very difficult to change the situation.”
The club’s summer signings didn’t work out and injuries Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Yerry Mina disturb the team.
In total, Everton had only six clean sheets during the season. Watford and Norwich City have the worst score.
Summer signings Demarai Grey, Salomon Rondon, Asmir Begovic, Andy Lonergan and Andros Townsend were also disappointing, causing everyone to leave Everton in the fight for survival.
Alan Shearerthe Premier League’s all-time leading scorer, called the situation “crazy” given the amount of money spent, because Everton are in serious trouble and their worst nightmares could come true within the next four weeks.