Everton manager Rafael Benitez is under serious pressure to keep his job after the heavy defeat at the hands of Merseyside rivals Liverpool. According to the bookmakers, Rafael Benitez is favourite manager to get the sack and he will most likely not survive the Arsenal game next week Monday if he loses in front of their home fans once again.

Benitez was made the Everton manager in the summer and his appointment was not a popular choice with the fans. He was able to shut down those who have doubts over the appointment due to his previous managerial role at Liverpool. The Spaniard is the second manager to manage both Everton and Liverpool. He was in charge of the Reds when they won the Champions League title in the Turkish city of Istanbul in 2005 and the 2006 FA Cup title.

Benitez led Everton to four wins, two draws and one defeat in his first seven league games, which was enough for a place in the top four at the time. Since the last win over Norwich City almost three months ago, Everton have gone seven games without a single win.

The 4-1 home loss to Liverpool on Wednesday took their winless Premier League run to seven games.

Liverpool began the latest Merseyside Derby clash on the front foot and they got their reward with two goals in the space of ten minutes. Scotland international captain Andy Robertson provided two assists for Liverpool during the game with the first of the two assists coming in the ninth minute for club skipper Jordan Henderson to give Liverpool the lead. Egyptian national team talisman Mohamed Salah added a second goal on 19 minutes.

Everton pulled a goal back in the 38th minute when English winger Demarai Gray found a way past Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker off the assist from Brazilian footballer Richarlison. Salah scored again in the second half before Liverpool rounded off the scoring through Diogo Jota as the Reds sealed the three points at stake in style.