Everton were beaten 1-0 by Leicester City on New Year’s Day at Goodison Park and fans took to Twitter to slam the performance of one of their men on social media.
The Toffees had a mixed bag of form heading into the game with the Foxes and would have been looking to make a swift return to winning ways.
However, Marco Silva’s side suffered another defeat and were dealt a setback in their efforts to challenge for sixth spot in the Premier League.
In truth, Everton were poor throughout the game and failed to create a number of opportunities to give them a chance of taking all three points.
A mistake by Micheal Keane in the second half cost the Goodison Park outfit when Jamie Vardy managed to capitalise and struck the ball hard and low beyond Jordan Pickford.
Silva has looked to use a number of defenders in his Everton system this season, however, it would appear that a number of fans do not want to see the former Burnley man in the side any time soon.
Supporters took to Twitter to slam the 25-year-old for his performance, with a number of them frustrated with the display he produced.
One Everton follower had stated that they had felt that he was a ‘liability’ whilst another stated that Keane always had the ability to commit a ‘howler’ when he is on the pitch for Everton.
Here are some of their reactions:
I think Keane has had a better season but I’ve been waiting for that sort of thing to happen, he’s an accident waiting to happen in my eyes, never fully confident with him in the heart of the defence #EFC
— nathan (@naywoolley) January 1, 2019
Just seen Leicester goal from earlier. If I was Silva I would leave out Keane, he’s a liability!! Mina and Zouma partnership from now on and we need to sign a striker in this window. #EFC
— Matty Hughes (@MattyHughes10) January 1, 2019
Aye what I mean Walcott needs to be put in the bench give Lookman a start, give Tosun a start, Bernard needs to start and I’m not sure about Keane he makes far to many mistakes, after all it was his mess up that leaded to their goal. If Mina is not fit then Jags needs to start.
— Darren Aspinall (@DarrenAspinall3) January 1, 2019
Keane always seem to lose concentration / awareness of what's around him at times.
Always one big mistake looming.
— Charlie COYB (@ccartmelEFC) January 1, 2019
5 points out of 24 ,1 win, 2 draws, 5 defeats. Somebody told Michael Keane that it was a new year, and he mistakenly thought we'd gone back to 2017. Utter 💩 #EFC
— Danny90 (@Danny187890) January 1, 2019
Keane out i dont care if he’s been ‘good this season’ not gonna take us to the next level . Right back obviously needed
— DCL29 (@ZanEFC1333) January 1, 2019
Can we just release Keane & Walcott in January?
— Smithy (@EFC13wan92) January 1, 2019
— Nick Marchant (@NMarchantGolf) January 1, 2019
I have no idea why Keane is the first centre half on the team sheet. Terrible in the air for somebody so tall. Can’t pass. Woeful first touch. Turns like a bus and runs like a pensioner. Always has a howler in him too. #efc
— Andrew Mee (@AndyMee1987) January 1, 2019
1. Walcott offers nothing
2. Gylfi has been USELESS for months
3. Keane gone completely back to 2017
4. Pickford appalling post derby
5. Gomes off the boil
6. Richarlison getting nothing from his teammates
7. DCL as previously stated many times offers nothing at PL level
— Liam D (@LD5679) January 1, 2019