What The Papers Say - March 5

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Seamus Coleman features in Tuesday’s edition of the Liverpool Echo, with the right-back explaining how Everton “showed what we are about” in Sunday’s Merseyside derby draw at Anfield.

“It was important to give our fans a performance and it was a good point for us in the end,” he added. 

“The little disappointment is we didn’t beat them (Liverpool) but it was a better performance from our point of view. We have to build on it and try to win the game at Newcastle on Saturday.”

The Echo speculates Roma striker Edin Dzeko could be a potential transfer target for the Everton.

The Bosnian hitman has scored 12 goals for the Serie A side this season.

The local read also carries quotes from Everton Under-23s boss David Unsworth after the young Blues’ impressive 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield last night.

The victory means Everton maintain a four-point lead at the top of Premier League 2 – and the manager was praised the work-rate and application displayed by his gifted young team. The Toffees have conceded just eight goals in their 18 league matches this season.

“We work very, very hard defensively but we don't just work on the back five,” explained Unsworth.

“We drill them and drill them and drill them on midfield shape. We've got two front players [Bassala Sambou and Fraser Hornby] who work their socks off, covering massive distances and yet remain a threat. I have to say it is the team's defensive shape and performances that are giving us the platform to go and win games.”

The Daily Mirror, meanwhile, reports on Everton’s “fantastic gesture” to young Evertonian Harry Jennings.

Harry mother’s died in a car accident last week, just three days before his seventh birthday.

The Blues published a touching message in the matchday programme for Sunday’s Merseyside derby and also wished Harry a happy birthday on the jumbotron screens at Goodison Park.


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