Allan Pinpoints Reason Unbeaten Everton Can Get Even Better

Allan is convinced Everton will further improve after an exceptional start to the season, revealing his belief the team will become “completely in sync” as the campaign progresses.

Everton drew 2-2 with Liverpool at Goodison Park on Saturday to stretch the Blues’ unbeaten 2020/21 run to eight matches.

Allan delivered another all-action midfield performance in the derby showdown.

He won four tackles during the game, the highest total of any Everton player. The Brazilian’s intelligent, precise use of the ball also impressed as he recorded a pass accuracy rate of 92 per cent.

Allan, who joined the Toffees from Serie A team Napoli last month, was one of six acquisitions made by Everton during the transfer window.

The 29-year-old believes Everton can raise performance levels to greater heights as the players develop stronger relationships on the field – and outlined the key contrast between playing in Italy and England.

“The Premier League is more intense, you have less time to think,” Allan told evertonfc.com.

“You need to be ready at all times.

“I have been here for just over a month and I’ve been working every day in training on various aspects.

“Every day is an opportunity to learn and it’s a case of training hard and listening to what the coach has to say.

“I think every day we can get better and better.

“I think, moving forward, we will be completely in sync with each other and be able to get the best out of each other as a team."


Everton showcased the team's collective resilience to twice hit back after falling behind against Liverpool on Saturday.

Michael Keane levelled following Sadio Mane’s early opener, before Mohamed Salah put the away side ahead again late on. In-form striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin magnificently headed his 10th Toffees goal of the season to make it 2-2 nine minutes from time.

Allan admitted his disappointment Everton could not take maximum points from the derby clash – but added the fact the Blues stood toe-to-toe with last season’s Premier League winners should enhance the team’s confidence.

“It could have been a better result,” Allan said.

“We wanted to win the game and we knew how important it was going to be for us.

“We knew all about Liverpool’s quality, we knew how strong they were and that they would be coming at us all game.

“We had a hard first half but in the second half we improved and managed to create some goalscoring chances.

“I think the draw is a fair result and it gives us belief moving forward into the next game.”

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