Everton’s disappointing week
Everton are set to hold talks with midfielder Fabian Delph, after images surfaced online of the Englishman supposedly rowing with fans on Instagram.
The Toffees lost to Liverpool on Sunday in an embarrassing 1-0 defeat.
Everton were the favourites at Anfield, with Liverpool fielding numerous youngsters in an attempt to deal with their hectic schedule.
Despite Everton fielding a full-strength team, they went on to lose the game 1-0 after a brilliant goal from Curtis Jones.
After that result, tensions have been high.
Carlo Ancelotti’s tactics were supposedly questioned after the game, when assistant manager Duncan Ferguson confronted the players over their lack of commitment at Anfield.
The players reportedly hit back, blaming the setup, among other factors.
It was also reported on Wednesday that fans threatened a blockade at Everton’s Finch Farm training ground.
Marcel Brands eventually came to speak with them, and listen to their concerns.
Now, there’s even more drama behind the scenes.
Delph’s Instagram row with Everton fans
It appeared online this week that Fabian Delph had seemingly been arguing with fans after the loss to Liverpool.
Delph should never wear the shirt again pic.twitter.com/GEW6Sc6L2h
— Tomos Hall (@toios2) January 7, 2020
While the legitimacy is certainly sketchy, reports now suggest that Everton are looking into the matter.
According to the Liverpool Echo, ‘Everton are to speak with Fabian Delph after the midfielder appeared to become embroiled in a social media spat with a fan.’
It’s claimed that the club are dealing with the matter internally, and are working ‘to try and gain a full understanding of the validity of the exchanges and what the midfielder has, and has not, said to the fan.’
Only time will tell if the messages were real, and whether Delph will face any punishment if so.
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