Neil Warnock has claimed Everton’s difficult January signing Dele Alli would be “a hell of a player” at Liverpool.
The recently retired England manager added that he “feels sorry” for Alli as he doesn’t believe Everton are able to play to the attacking midfielder’s strengths.
When the 26-year-old joined Goodison Park from Tottenham, he was to change his stalled career.
But if anything, the England international has gone backwards with 37 caps since that January transfer and he is on course to become a flop on Merseyside.
Nonetheless, Warnock sided with Alli and shared that he would transform at a club like Liverpool. as he told Sky Sports News (09/04/22 at 12:35 p.m.).
“When I look at Dele, I feel sorry for him,” Warnock said. “Everton are not a team that is good enough or strong enough to give them the ball in the right areas.
“You play him off against Calvert-Lewin. Pass it off the striker and give him the ball in their areas. But they don’t. They’re under the hood all the time. They pass it in dumb areas and don’t put balls in their feet and get runners, which he’s good at.
“I think if you put him in the Liverpool or Man City team you’d get one hell of a player out of him.”
The fact that Frank Lampard, who brought Alli to Everton, didn’t start him at all just says it all.
He still hasn’t even been substituted on in the last four games in which they’ve suffered some tough defeats.
Most recently, there were hints that the Toffees could get rid of the player as early as the summer, which would be a slap in the player’s face.
If Alli hasn’t had a wake-up call about what’s happening with his career, then he never will.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/04/11/neil-warnock-says-everton-ace-turning-into-flop-would-be-hell-of-a-player-at-liverpool/ Neil Warnock says Everton’s ace-flop would be ‘a player from hell’ at Liverpool