Everton midfielder Tom Davies says he would love to emulate Steven Gerrard across town at Liverpool, becoming a fixture in his local club’s midfield for years to come.
As per the Daily Mirror, Davies appeared flattered by a potential comparison with the former Reds and England captain and wants to keep pushing on.
He said of Gerrard: “He was a quality player. To even be compared to him is just good to hear. He is a local lad – around the city everyone knows him. If I can do that for Everton, that’s the idea. I’d love to do that.
“I wouldn’t say I’m exactly the same as him but I know I can be a top quality player. I can become a quality player. I’ve always been a box-to-box midfielder as a kid. That’s my position. When I first broke into Everton’s team it was that attacking position – just put me anywhere in midfield and I’ll be happy.”
TBR’s View – Davies has a long way to go to emulate Gerrard but is finally showing his potential
Davies stalled somewhat last season and has had to contend with expensive recruits coming into the heart of Everton’s midfield.
Injuries have handed him his chance this term and he has grabbed it with both hands, displaying an energy and intensity which has proved beyond many of his older, more experienced team-mates.
Midfield versatility should play into Davies’ hands when it comes to finding a spot in Marco Silva’s midfield, as the Portuguese searches for the right balance.
Has he got the precocious talent of Gerrard? No, but he has all the qualities to become a mainstay of the Toffees midfield for the next decade provided he carries on improving.