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‘I’m a big fan’: Jamie Carragher blown away by 23-year-old Everton player

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‘I’m a big fan’: Jamie Carragher blown away by 23-year-old Everton player

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been praised by Jamie Carragher, who also commended Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti for getting the best out of the Goodison Park ace.

The 23-year-old is in incredible form at present, having scored hat-tricks in Everton’s last two games and taking his tally to eight in five appearances in all competitions this season.

Calvert-Lewin’s heroics have led to his first England call-up, Gareth Southgate’s charges taking on Wales, Belgium and Denmark during the October international break.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, Liverpool legend Carragher said: “He’s been outstanding and had a great start.

“Carlo Ancelotti has had some of the best strikers in world football at times. He’s put his faith in Calvert-Lewin and it’s paying off. I’m a big fan.

“The only thing he lacked before was goals. He held the ball up, was good aerially, provided pace, could lead the line, worked off the ball – but he needed to be more clinical in front of goal.

 

“That’s what he’s doing now under Ancelotti. He’s hitting all the right numbers but it’s very early days. It’s fantastic for him now – but you’ve also got to remember the opposition they’ve played against.”

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It seems like an eternity ago that Calvert-Lewin was subject to a lot of criticism, but now the £1.5million signing looks like the bargain of the century.

He’s a young player who simply needed time to develop, and coaching from a top-class manager like Ancelotti always helps.

Calvert-Lewin has gone on to answer his critics emphatically, and now boasts a Ronaldo-esque goal ratio early on this season, his efforts rewarded with his first England call-up.

Even better for Everton, he is contracted to the club until 2025, so Toffees fans can look forward to a lot more from him in a strong line-up and under a world-class manager.

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