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BBC pundit blown away by Anthony Gordon display for Everton
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BBC pundit blown away by Anthony Gordon display for Everton

Stephen Warnock has told BBC Sport that Anthony Gordon had been brilliant and the standout player for Everton in their Merseyside derby clash with Liverpool on Sunday.

The Toffees find themselves in the bottom three in the Premier League. Frank Lampard’s men produced a spirited display at Anfield. But ultimately, they were unable to keep the title contenders out and suffered a defeat.

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It looked to have the potential to be one of those days for Jurgen Klopp’s side. They struggled to break down Everton. And it was actually the visitors who looked more dangerous at various points before the deadlock was broken.

Gordon certainly had an eventful afternoon. He was booked for diving early on after going down inside the penalty area. And there was another incident during the second-half when he tangled with Joel Matip.

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He did not get the decision he wanted on those two occasions. But Stuart Attwell was in absolutely no doubt when Trent Alexander-Arnold made a desperate lunge on Gordon as he sprinted down the left-wing.

Alexander-Arnold had no complaints as he was booked. And Warnock suggested that that moment summed up his display. The pundit was full of praise for the youngster’s contribution.

“Brilliant run from Anthony Gordon; he’s caused all sorts of problems and been a standout player,” he told BBC Sport.

“Seamus Coleman sprinted across to tell him he’s the best player, he’s tearing Liverpool to pieces and that he needs to carry on.”

Everton still have every chance of staying up with Anthony Gordon shining

Everton fans can be proud of their side’s display. They worked so hard and frustrated the Reds for over an hour. That will leave Lampard with a lot of hope despite where they have finished the day.

They have the quality and the desire to get themselves out of trouble. And it is going to be players such as Gordon who step up if the Toffees do ultimately keep themselves up.

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