Dominic Calvert-Lewin makes helpless admission after Everton lose to Wolves – Liverpool Echo

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has admitted he felt “helpless” while watching Everton lose 2-1 to Wolves on Monday night.

The Blues striker has been sidelined since August, after making the perfect start to the season, scoring in each of the three league games he played in.

Wolves handed Rafa Benitez ’s side their third straight defeat, despite Alex Iwobi providing hope of a comeback midway through the second half.

Calvert-Lewin was the guest pundit for the game on Monday Night Football and said he believes the squad has enough to overcome their bad form – but explained his frustration at being unable to help on the pitch.

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“I think we’ve got a group of young, hungry players, with a good balance of old and young,” he told Sky Sports.

“Unfortunately we’ve got a few players out injured at the moment and I feel a bit helpless stood here.

“I want to be able to help my team-mates and play – and I can’t wait to get back playing – but I’ve got full confidence that the lads can carry it through.”

Everton face a challenging few weeks as they come up against Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal in four of their next five games.

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Though Richarlison started his first game since injury at Molineux, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Yerry Mina have joined Calvert-Lewin on the sidelines, while Lucas Digne was also absent against Wolves.

The 24-year-old is adamant that the Blues will bounce back from their poor run but has said he empathises with Everton supporters.

“It’s difficult because I know how Toffee fans and the lads will be feeling now. Very disappointed,” he said.

“In the Premier League it’s about fine margins. It took us a while to suss Wolves out. They got the 2-0 lead and that’s massive in the Premier League.

“We left ourselves with loads to do [but] in the second-half there were positives to take.”