Everton will be without club captain Seamus Coleman this weekend when they face Southampton after the Irishman picked up an injury in the Merseyside derby and, based on his form so far this season, that will be a great loss.
Coleman has rediscovered some of his best form at Goodison Park this season under the tutelage of Carlo Ancelotti and he will be sorely missed this weekend.
The valuable right-back is a beloved figure at Everton. A bargain buy from Sligo Rovers, he has established himself as one of the Premier League’s best right-backs since emerging under David Moyes on Merseyside.
The club’s media and publications manager Darren Griffiths posted a tribute to the player on Twitter this week, highlighting 11 years since he made a debut in a Europa League clash with Benfica, playing out of position at left-back.
It got plenty of traction, but one of Everton’s most famous sporting fans summed up how every Evertonian feels about Coleman with his message of support.
A good lad!! Understands and knows what it means to play for our great club! 💙 #60Grand60GrandSeamusColeman
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) October 22, 2020
Tony Bellew is of course a mad Everton fan and even had a bout at Goodison Park in his own professional career.
Coleman is clearly a hero of his and the Bomber is not someone you would want to argue with.
Not that any Evertonian would. Hopefully, Coleman can add to those 11 years going forward and cement his place as an Everton legend with some silverware.