Former Everton boss Sam Allardyce knows all about the pressure and expectation at Goodison Park.
Current Toffees manager Marco Silva has overseen a poor start to the season, with just seven points from their opening seven games despite beginning with a favourable run of games.
Everton have spent big over the previous two seasons, but the fans haven’t witnessed any notable improvement from Allardyce’s tenure during the 2017/18 campaign.
And the 64-year-old believes the amount of money thrown behind Silva, as well as the noisy neighbours in Merseyside, serve to pile the pressure on Silva ahead of the trip to Burnley – live on talkSPORT 2.
“It’s a massive game,” Allardyce told talkSPORT.
“There will be pressure from the Everton fans because of two things. The position that Liverpool are in, being in the same City, and then it’s about the money that’s been spent.
“What should the team be doing in their opinion?
“That’s to be challenging a lot higher than Everton are in the league at the moment.
“They’ve only got seven points from the first seven games. That’ll be very disappointing for the players and Marco.
“They need to stand up and be counted.”
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