Ademola Lookman at the double as Everton finally win in Europa

It is not ideal.

The likes of Ross Barkley, Ramiro Funes Mori, Seamus Coleman, Yannick Bolasie, Leighton Baines and Maarten Stekelenburg were unavailable for selection against Apollon Limassol and all look set to remain sidelined for the short trip to Liverpool.

"I thought the lads really applied themselves and in the first half played some terrific football".

This side is filled with talent but it appears that the side has not clicked together yet and that is something that the manager will need to work on.

"We have done that as such with some players getting their debuts".

Charsley's curler next drew an impressive fingertip save from Kissas in a lively start to proceedings.

Indeed, his management focuses on maximising the potential of what resources have been provided to him. A few wins would also go a long way to unite fans behind the new manager and transform Goodison Park back into the 'bear pit' atmosphere. You are always learning about your players and forming opinions about them.

With Big Sam watching from home ahead of Sunday's Merseyside derby, former Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare took the reins. The January transfer window will likely see incoming players, albeit at a premium because of Everton's well-known squad imbalance, but Steve Walsh has the potential to uncover some unexpected gems.

The Liverpool Echo has revealed that the 63-year-old will stay in the UK while the rest of the Toffees' squad fly out to take on Apollon Limassol in the last of their Group E matches.

The Merseyside outfit are already out of the second tiered competition due to failing to win any of their five Group E matches so far.

  • Gilberto Valderrama