Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has lauded in-form Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who came up with yet another goal yesterday.
The striker continued his stunning form by scoring an equaliser against Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby.
The 23-year-old fended off Andy Robertson to rise high and head home a Lucas Digne cross to take his tally to 10 club goals in all competitions this season.
Calvert-Lewin is very much the talk of the town right now.
There is arguably no player in the Premier League in greater form than he is, and Neville reckons his development has been aided massively by the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti.
He said (Sky Sports): “We’ve spoken before about the emergence of Raheem Sterling into a really top player under Pep Guardiola, and it’s interesting that speaking to Everton fans over the last two or three years, there’s always been that feeling that ‘he’s not good enough, we need to get someone else’.
“You wonder what might have happened if the next manager hadn’t fancied Calvert-Lewin or didn’t have the same quality as Carlo Ancelotti. It really does demonstrate the point of having a great coach.
“Calvert-Lewin now is thriving under Ancelotti and looks a top player. I thought he looked fantastic last week against Belgium for England in the way he handled that game.”
TBR’s View – Calvert-Lewin the new Sterling?
Calvert-Lewin is in the form of his life right now, but the true test for his is whether he can stay relatively consistent.
Clearly he is benefitting massively from the management of Ancelotti, and one wonders if he can contribute goals at the same kind of regularity as £49 million signing Sterling (BBC Sport) at Manchester City.
Sterling’s game has reached new heights as a result of having a top-class manager influencing him day in, day out, and one wonders if Ancelotti can work a similar kind of magic on Calvert-Lewin.