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Shearer claims Lukaku was “bullied” in Merseyside derby – ‘he didn’t have a sniff’

Date Posted,April 1, 2017

Alan Shearer has hit out at Romelu Lukaku over his Merseyside derby performance – and insisted the striker was “bullied” by Liverpool’s defence.

The Belgian tops the Premier League scoring charts and has revealed he will not sign a new deal at Goodison Park as he eyes a Champions League move.

But he was almost anonymous at Anfield as Everton’s woeful derby record was extended.

And former England hitman Shearer was less than impressed with Lukaku’s display.

“He didn’t have a sniff all game; the defence bullied him,” he said on Match of the Day.

Romelu Lukaku in action with Dejan Lovren (Photo: AFP)
Lukaku was disappointing at Anfield (Photo: Liverpool FC via Getty)
Shearer was not impressed with the Belgian (Photo: Serena Taylor)

“They forced him out wide and he became a winger instead of being in the box.

“Jurgen Klopp got his tactics spot on, the attackers were brilliant and so were the back four.”

Shearer individually hailed Dejan Lovren and Lucas, who was making a rare start in midfield.

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