Everton youngster Anthony Gordon acted as 'peacemaker' with fan following Liverpool defeat
Everton youngster Anthony Gordon acted as ‘peacemaker’ with an angry fan following the Merseyside derby defeat to Liverpool, according to Adam Jones.
The Toffees lost 4-1 to the Reds at Goodison Park on Wednesday night (1 December), leaving supporters fuming at the club’s current situation.
Rafa Benitez’s side are now 14th in the Premier League table, having picked up just two points from their last eight matches.
Writing in his latest piece for the Liverpool Echo, Jones described what happened when an Evertonian made it onto the pitch after the final whistle against Liverpool.
He wrote: “Once he had made it to the penalty area the supporter stopped in place and seemed to more calmly talk to those in front of him, with Gordon walking over for an individual chat.
“He [Gordon] acted as the peacemaker in the event to his credit, adding still to his reputation among supporters as someone who really cares.”
Emotions were running high after Wednesday’s derby defeat and understandably so.
Losing to your local rivals is bad enough, but for it to happen so convincingly on home turf after such a poor run of results is nothing short of embarrassing.
Gordon can sympathise with the frustrations of supporters more than most, as he is a boyhood fan and has been at the club since the age of 11.
Therefore it cannot have been easy to answer to a fellow Evertonian in the heat of the moment, but he dealt with the situation with class and earned a lot of respect.
To show that level of maturity at 20 years old is a sign of the individual he is and puts more experienced members of the squad to shame.
Everton need a shakeup, but Gordon is one player who needs to stick around and hopefully he can go on to become a mainstay in the team.
In other Everton news, one pundit has suggested a current Premier League manager as a replacement for Rafa Benitez.