By Pranav Shahaney

23rd Nov, 2021 | 6:00am

Dominic Calvert-Lewin set to miss Everton v Liverpool on December 1

Everton attacker Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be back in action within the next couple of weeks, according to a report in the Athletic.

This would see him miss the Merseyside derby which is on December 1 at Goodison Park.

Even with Calvert-Lewin, the Toffees have struggled in the past, but his absence coupled with Abdoulaye Doucoure’s unavailability makes it a nigh-on impossible task to beat the title contenders.

The England international has been ruled out of action since August, after starting the season in fine form.

He scored three goals in as many games and helped Rafa Benitez enjoy a fine start to life at Goodison Park.

The Toffees were already in a bit of a crisis in terms of form and injuries and the Manchester City game added to their woes.

Richarlison picked up his fifth yellow card of the season and is set to miss the next game due to suspension.

Demarai Gray’s injury also needs to be assessed and he too, could miss the Premier League clash against Brentford next weekend.

Benitez would’ve wanted Calvert-Lewin back fit for the Merseyside derby but that seems unlikely as things stand.

Richarlison is also an admirer of the Englishman and waxed his lyrical last season.

He told FIFA’s website, “He must be a nightmare to play against and he has an incredible leap on him like Cristiano Ronaldo.”

Currently, the Toffees desperately need someone like him to lead the line as they’re looking hapless in the final third and there’s nobody who’s taking the game to the opposition like the Englishman does.

In other Everton news, a Toffees player faces an injury setback with the club fearing that he could be out for longer

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