In his recent interview, Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has given a positive update on his injury ahead of their Merseyside Derby against Liverpool. The player is optimistic about his return next month, saying:
“We’ll see for the Merseyside derby.”
Calvert-Lewin has turned out to be a goal machine for Everton. The player has been a total powerhouse for the Toffees while pairing up with his striker partner Richarlison. However, this season has been a bit rough for Calvert-Lewin, after he got sidelined with a toe injury, early in the season.
The England international has made only three appearances in 11 fixtures for the club and is expected to be out until next month. On a positive note, the player scored in each of the fixtures he played in this season.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin vital for the Everton team
Under Carlo Ancelotti in the 2020/21 season, Calvert-Lewin emerged as one of the best forwards in the Premier League. The player scored a massive 21 goals and bagged 5 assists in 39 appearances in all competitions for the Toffees the same season. (stats via TRANSFERMARKT)
The 24-year-old striker has caught the eye of many with his goal-scoring abilities. He is a versatile player and a dominant presence in the opposition’s half. The Englishman has great shooting ability and has an average of 3.7 shots per game. Complemented by his physique, Calvert-Lewin has become a great aerial threat for defenders. As a result, he wins almost 4.7 aerial contests per game. (stats via WHOSCORED)
Over the years, he has developed himself overall and has become one of the most hard-working players for the Toffees. The Englishman often helps out in defence with his tremendous work rate. The only setback is that he lacks good passing accuracy and tends to misplace them often.
Everton looking to give the Reds a tough fight with Calvert-Lewin’s return
After a splendid 20/21 season, the England international has become the talisman for the Toffees. His performance was also appreciated by England Head Coach, Gareth Southgate, who handed the player his first senior cap.
On the other hand, after a stumbling last season, Liverpool have found their form again. The Reds have taken down other title contenders, but they are coming off after a harsh defeat against West Ham United. Jurgen Klopp’s team would look to go all out to close the gap with table-toppers Chelsea.
Hence, Calvert-Lewin’s return could aid Rafa Benitez’s Everton to keep the Reds at bay. The player’s comeback will surely boost the team’s attacking prowess as he has often delivered on big occasions.
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