By Liam Thomas

18th Sep, 2022 | 5:08pm

Jamie Carragher praises Everton forward Neil Maupay after fantastic goal v West Ham United

Jamie Carragher was full of praise for Neil Maupay after the new Everton forward netted a terrific goal in the 1-0 win against West Ham on Sunday.

Maupay joined the Blues from Brighton this summer on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee with Frank Lampard desperate to bring in forward reinforcements.

Maupay’s goal against West Ham is the fast start fans wanted him to make and the Blues will be hoping he can bang in goals for them on the regular.

Speaking during the live commentary of the game on Sky Sports Main Event (18 September, 03:36pm), Carragher complimented Everton’s summer signing Maupay.

“We were talking about the two big signings made at the other end and the impact they’ve made, Conor Coady with the captain’s armband but the big problem for Everton at the moment is scoring goals and that’s why he’s been brought in,” Carragher said.

Needed.

The Toffees have been crying out for a forward to join their ranks and score goals galore; hopefully, this can be the start of a heavenly relationship between Maupay and Goodison Park.

With Dominic Calvert-Lewin still nowhere to be seen, the pressure will have been on Maupay to bag goals early into his time at Everton; today’s goal will help his confidence massively.

Frank Lampard has been at the forefront of highlighting the Blues’ forward issues, they’ve needed a poacher who can smell a goal and Maupay can be his go-to man.

It seems producing consistent form has been Maupay’s biggest problem in his career to date but he’s hit the ground running and this bodes well for his time at the Blues.

Maupay now has the chance to convince Lampard that the club doesn’t need to dip into the market for another forward in January or the summer.

The Frenchman has got off to a flyer, have Everton finally found the solution to their forward woes? Time will tell.