“We’re still second in the group and we want to get through, so the next few games will be important and hopefully we can get some wins on the board”.
For the section of Liverpool support who are already fed up with their club’s current boss, his comments following the aforementioned Thursday night European game will come as little comfort.
“We’re still very calm, myself and the players, we’re enjoying our work”.
Opting to bypass the midfield for their equaliser, it was a long ball by Sion that caught out the Liverpool defence and put Ebenezer Assifuah in one goal.
“But that’s part of being such a prestigious club, and it’s something that you have to be able to deal with”, he said.
“We’re showing good form, so maybe people see us as favourites”, Martinez said.
“I have been watching Liverpool games this year and almost nine of the players are always in and around the team”.
The Reds finished sixth in the Premier League last season and now lie ninth in the table after seven weeks.
There is no advantage or disadvantage for us.
Liverpool legend John Barnes insists Brendan Rodgers has what it takes to lead Liverpool to a top four challenge this season. Ultimately for us the aim is to win the game. “We have to live with that, we are expected to do well, and it’s about helping the team evolve and deal with that expectancy”.
“I am not looking for reassurances or seeking any”.
“It shows you the level of expectancy here as opposed to another club”.
Typically, Everton did not spend a lot of money in the transfer window, but they kept hold of John Stones, re-signed numerous current squad, and added players such as Gerard Deulofeu, who is already proving successful.
“Daniel has worked very hard and has come back ahead of schedule but we just have to make sure we don’t break him at this stage”, Rodgers said. “As you can imagine, the confidence goes through the roof when you get the feeling of winning a game after coming back from a two-goal deficit”.