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Michael Keane features in Monday’s Liverpool Echo
, with the centre-back explaining how he is relishing his “fresh start” at Everton under Marco Silva.
“I thought that I'd turned a corner on the first day of pre-season this summer,” he says. “I think the first Premier League game against Wolves I did well and that gave me confidence to keep growing from there.”
On Wednesday, Keane joined teammate Jonjoe Kenny in planting one of 11 trees at the Club’s Blue Base in memory of the 11 Everton players who lost their lives in the First World War.
The 25-year-old met forces veterans at the facility close to Goodison Park and described their stories as “inspiring".
“One of the veterans told Jonjoe and I that a 15-year-old from this area lied about his age so he could go to war as well,” he said.
“It's strange to hear about these stories but it's very humbling and inspiring as well.”
The local read also carries quotes from former Toffees striker Yakubu, who reveals his excitement about Everton’s future under boss Silva.
“The way they’re playing football is what the Evertonians want and I think it’s really good,” he said.