What The Papers Say - September 10

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Monday’s Liverpool Echo reflects on Marco Silva’s first 100 days in charge at Everton.

The local read highlights the progressive style of play the Portuguese has implemented and reports the Blues have a greater goals-per-game ratio than last season, while their crossing success rate and passing accuracy have also risen. 

The Echo also reports Theo Walcott is “recovering well” after suffering a rib injury in the Everton’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town on September 1. The paper suggests the winger could be in contention to feature against West Ham United at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Morgan Schneiderlin features in The Times, meanwhile, with the Frenchman revealing his fierce desire to improve after a challenging period last season. The midfielder also praises boss Silva’s philosophy and explains his belief that the manager will help him to flourish.

“The feeling is that, if an opponent has the ball, you don’t wait for them to come, you have to press them,” he said. “Then, when we have the ball, we have to be clever.

“I know what I have to do when I have the ball and I know what I have to do when I don’t have the ball. It is a clear message and you can only improve like this.”

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