What The Papers Say - 15 June
England reaction, plus Blues linked with Dutch World Cup trio.
The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.
Sunday's Liverpool Echo highlights Ross Barkley's substitute cameo as one of the key positives to take from England's narrow 2-1 defeat against Italy on Saturday.
The midfielder came on for the final 30 minutes in Manaus, and though he couldn't prevent an opening game disappointment, his bright display undoubtedly put him in the frame for more action in Thursday's crunch contest against Uruguay.
A late kick off gave the national newspapers little time to reflect on the Three Lions' first performance of the 2014 tournament, though the general vibe is one of positivity that Roy Hodgson's attack-minded outfit can still progress to the second round.
Back to the Liverpool Echo, and Blues goalkeeping legend Neville Southall says current stopper Tim Howard is at the peak of his powers. The 35-year old signed a two-year contract extension in April and recently surpassed the 100-cap mark for the USA.
On the weekend rumour mill, one national tabloid suggests Everton are lining up Braga's 21-year-old Portuguese midfielder Rafa Silva, while the Sunday Mirror hint Tottenham Hotspur are showing an interest in former Blues loanee Romelu Lukaku.
The Daily Star Sunday report that Everton are one of a number of clubs looking at Sunderland's Adam Johson, while the Sunday People believe Roberto Martinez and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger have made enquiries about Lille midfielder Idrissa Gueye.
Finally, The Sunday Times say Martinez could turn to the Dutch World Cup trio of Stefan de Vrij, Bruno Martins Indi and Jermain Lens should his attempts to bring back 'number-one target' Lukaku fail.