Everton battled to a 2-2 draw in the Merseyside derby yesterday at Goodison Park in a game marred by controversy.
The Toffees saw Richarlison sent off in a game with some controversial VAR decisions but eventually grabbed a point that keeps them top of the Premier League table after five games played.
It was Dominic Calvert-Lewin who scored the crucial goal for Everton, equalising after Mo Salah’s slashing volley had put Liverpool back in the lead.
But as sublime as DCL’s header was to level the scores, it was laid on a plate by the exquisite delivery of Everton’s left-back Lucas Digne.
The Frenchman delivered an inch-perfect cross to showcase his own claim to being the best left-back in the league, alongside his Liverpool opposite Andrew Robertson.
It followed a week in which Digne provided a similarly impressive assist for Kylian Mbappe on international duty with France and Everton fans were once again left singing the praises of the former Barcelona man.
Many wondered how Everton might replace club legend Leighton Baines at left-back but Digne has made it a simple transition and, in respect to Baines, is actually a far more impressive defensive player than the recently retired Goodison hero.
Here’s hoping Digne can continue to write his own name into Everton folklore going forward…
Lucas Digne today
3 key passes (joint-most)
5 aerials won (most)
7 clearances (joint-most)#EFC have a left back operating at the very top level
— Patrick Boyland (@Paddy_Boyland) October 17, 2020
Digne was brilliant today #efc
— DJOTaylor (@DJOTaylor) October 17, 2020
Well done Lucas. Superb as always. Great ball for Dom for the equaliser. Keep it going. Up the blues 👍💙
— Gary Savage (@sav4efc) October 17, 2020
Yes Lucas 💪💙. Great performance today lad. Once again proving that the best left back in the league is French pic.twitter.com/CPS8QpGAR5
— Geof Thompson (@GeofThompson4) October 17, 2020
Excellent again today, our captain 💙
— Jenny (@jenny_efc) October 17, 2020
When is digne gona get the respect he deserves from the media. Been outstanding this season😍
— Dixie (@Dixie73375628) October 17, 2020
Best left back in the league. Maybe even world lad
— Adam (@adxm1878) October 17, 2020
MOTM performance AGAIN! Bravo, Lucas!
— Colette Carroll 🇮🇪🇪🇺🎃 (@CarrCole) October 17, 2020
Top top player, credit to Brands for this one. Let’s see how the next few games pan out but it really does look like we have some quality in this squad. A bit short in one or two positions maybe
— Chris March (@marchy27) October 17, 2020
He’s top drawer – awesome player 🙂
— 🤘 Squatter 🤘 (@SquatterMadras) October 17, 2020
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