At the end of February, Jamie Carragher went to Everton’s training ground to interview Romelu Lukaku. Wearing full Everton kit, the boyhood Everton fan spoke to Lukaku about his future.
The striker insisted he was happy at Everton and Carragher talked up his chances of finishing the season with the golden boot.
However, a fortnight later, Lukaku confirmed he would not be signing another contract at the club. He wanted to win trophies and he doubted Everton’s ability to do that going forward.
Everton as a football club has a great history. But the future has to be written. You get me? Because we always talk about the teams of the 80s and 70s and if you look it was great. But we as players, we want the fans talking about us instead of us talking about them.
No disrespect, but you know what I mean. You want to be remembered as well. No matter where you play you want to be remembered. You cannot only be remembered by scoring goals, you want to be remembered by winning trophies.
That is what the fans want. So instead of living in the past, you have to think ahead. How this club has to grow, how this club has to improve, which player does it want to bring in so you can challenge for the big trophies? That is what we want as players.
If you don’t win a trophy there is something that has gone wrong because if you have the belief that you can do something, you can do it. Nothing is going to stop you. That is how I think. Sometimes in my games I am like, ‘today it is going to happen’. And it happens. Sometimes it doesn’t happen but at least you have to give it a go.
Having made the move to Manchester United, a club that has won three trophies over the past two seasons at a time when we’ve been struggling, it would be easy to find top Bet365 bonuses that would have great odds on Lukaku winning the first medal of his career.
And if he does fire United to silverware next season, we may have Carragher to thank for it. The Liverpool legend took to Twitter after Lukaku claimed he was leaving Everton to take credit for the striker’s decision.
I knew putting the Everton training kit on & going to the training ground to have a word with him would be worth it! https://t.co/NDCKA009hL
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 14, 2017
Another Liverpool hero, Robbie Fowler, has voiced his disappointment at United adding Lukaku to our squad.
“I think in many ways he’s an upgrade on Ibrahimovic,” he said. “Zlatan got goals, but United didn’t get that energetic young eager performer who would run at defenders, run in behind and take the threat to opponents. Lukaku will do that when he’s in the mood, and that will improve United this season Speaking as Liverpool supporter it’s not great news. For me, all the signs are this will improve United.”