"I wanted to be there. Unfortunately, the coach didn't want to count on me."
“We knew it wouldn’t be easy, and that it was a big challenge, both emotionally and in terms of sport."
"I think he still lives in Merseyside, he knows the strength and feeling between the two clubs."
Lucas Digne won't be dragged into a slanging match. But also blames 'one person from outside' for all this.
Calvert-Lewin could make his first appearance since August against Brighton on Sunday...
"It is not fair... We were trying to do the right things and then in the end maybe we will be punished for that."
"After a month we could see the things we wanted to change but Rome was not built in one day."
“He’s doomed... He doesn’t have the squad to pull it round."
Conor Gallagher scored a brace for Palace as they ended a run of three defeats on the bounce at Selhurst Park.
No, Rafael Benitez doesn't hate directors of football. His best mate is a director of football.
Digne was left out of the Everton squad for the win over Arsenal.
The duo had a "disagreement in Spanish" before Everton's clash versus Arsenal on Monday night...
Rafael Benitez is a big loser, while Salah is a winner along with Man City, after *that* counter-attack.
Farewell, Rafael Benitez. Hello, mature and quite brilliant Liverpool. That was a pasting.
"I do think a bad result [or] bad performance against Liverpool could spell serious trouble for him."
A loss in the Merseyside derby could turn the majority of the Everton fanbase against Rafa...
“With Newcastle, Chelsea I’ve played against Liverpool. This time it is different... It’s a massive game for us."
"Give it to big Dunc. And give Benitez what he really wants - an early conclusion to Agent Rafa’s master-plan."
Everton are on the slide and Rafa Benitez's Anfield connections mean that patience with him may be short.
Doucoure has missed four matches with a broken metatarsal but returned to training this week.
"It was, in my opinion, a weird relationship [with Benitez]... He only judged me for the things I didn’t do right."
"I expect the team can get a result. We have to change a lot of things... You have squad, you have to manage."
"We had a lot of character and chances in the second half, it was maybe a little too late."
Rafael Benitez has voiced his disappointment in his Everton team's defending after their 1-0 defeat to West Ham on Sunday afternoon.
Townsend has stepped up in DCL and Richarlison's absence, scoring three in his last four league games.
"It’s an important game and, if we can get three points, it will be really good for the confidence here.”
John Terry had a stern word with Rafael Benitez after the 2013 FA Cup semi-final defeat. And it worked.
“I can understand why Newcastle might want him to come back. He is a top-quality manager at the end of the day."
"They're a talented bunch of players, perhaps their attitude at times wasn't great."
While Manchester United keep turning corners under Solskjaer, Everton almost scored from two. They were great.