everton manager Marco Silva

Silva: Everton didn’t deserve to lose Merseyside Derby

Marco Silva has said that it is tough to take the 1-0 defeat in the Merseyside Derby, insisting his Everton side didn’t deserve to lose.

Despite the scoreline reading 0-0 as the game entered the 96th minute, it had been far from a bore draw, with both sides squandering a whole host of chances in what was an entertaining encounter.

However, with Everton not having won at Anfield since 1999, Liverpool‘s forgotten man Divock Origi plundered a sucker punch, capitalising on a blunder from England number 1 Jordan Pickford to score the most dramatic of late winners.

Speaking after the game, Blues boss Marco Silva insisted that his side didn’t deserve to lose.

“It was a tough match and a tough result for us. We don’t deserve to lose,” the Portuguese coach told BBC’s MOTD.

“We challenged them to win the match. I think the draw possibly was the fair result. They didn’t deserve it but that is football. It is our life. It is something different every day. That goal you cannot expect to happen.

“They [my players] understand they deserved something more. We started the match together and that is how we end it. We will be in this way and do everything to win the next match. All the support I can give to Jordan [Pickford] I will. He is a very good goalkeeper. He did not expect that situation.

“I can’t think of the chances in my mind at the moment but we had many, many chances. We had the better chances to score. They had two or three too but we had clearer chances to score. When you perform like we performed this afternoon you will win matches.

“We are improving and we did again this afternoon even if the result wasn’t what we wanted or deserved. I am proud of my players and what they are doing. They are working really hard and showed how we are growing. Nobody in the stadium expected that moment. The way they celebrated it showed to me how difficult it was for them.”

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