What The Papers Say - 18 September

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Wednesday’s Liverpool Echo features Seamus Coleman, with the Toffees skipper admitting Evertonians “deserve better” than the performance in Sunday’s defeat at Bournemouth.

The Irishman set out the team’s determination to hit back immediately with a victory over Sheffield United at Goodison Park on Saturday.

"We have to go into the Sheffield United game… and hopefully get three points and move forward and try to put it right,” he said.

"But I know that is no consolation to the travelling support at Bournemouth and fans watching at home.

“They will expect and demand much better and rightly so.”

The Echo also carries quotes from Coleman’s predecessor as Club captain, Phil Jagielka.

Saturday’s game could see Blades defender Jagielka face Everton for the first time leaving the Blues in the summer after 12 years of sterling service at Goodison Park.

“The first one (fixture) I was looking at when I signed was when we would be playing Everton, for obvious reasons,” Jagielka said.

“I can’t really tell you what I expect or how I feel emotionally, because to be at a club for so long and then obviously to go back, well I presume it will be quite strange and a mixture of emotions.”

The local read also reports on speculation linking Cenk Tosun with a move to Qatar-based club Al Gharafa, but the paper claims there have been “no further bids” for the Everton striker.