Date: 23rd June 2020 at 6:05pm
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The Liverpool Echo’s head of sport, David Prentice, has criticised Everton’s Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes for his performance against Liverpool.

During the 0-0 draw at Goodison Park, the 26-year-old middleman picked up an uninspiring 5/10 performance rating (per Liverpool Echo).

Furthermore, Gomes achieved a passing success percentage in the game of only 80%, which was considerably bettered by Liverpool’s Naby Keita, who achieved 88% (per WhoScored).

So, in the latest episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Royal Blue: The Everton FC Podcast, Prentice discussed his disappointment with the midfielder.

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He said: “Where I was disappointed was Andre Gomes. I’m a huge Andre Gomes fan, he brings so much to the team when he’s playing well.

“I think there was there was one very, very good cross-field pass which opened up play very, very quickly, but that apart, I don’t think we saw anything like the kind of quality from him that we do normally.

“Now whether that is just a reaction to having had three months out and trying to get back up to the pace of things very, very quickly – obviously he has been involved in games prior to the lockdown after recovering from that horrendous injury, so, we possibly could have expected maybe a little bit more.”

TIF Thoughts…

As can be seen in what Prentice had to say about the Portuguese middleman, it seems that he was disappointed in the performance he delivered against the Reds.

Were you disappointed with Andre Gomes' performance in the Merseyside derby?

Yes, not good enough

Yes, not good enough

No, he did alright

No, he did alright

Across the season as a whole, though, the 26-year-old, who is valued at £20.25 million (as per Transfermarkt), has been Everton’s fifth-worst performer in the Premier League with a 6.36/10 average rating (per WhoScored), so perhaps there is not an awful lot more to expect.