Everton manager Rafael Benitez, is of the opinion that the Merseyside team can bounce back from their recent defeats and get back to winning ways.

The Toffees suffered their heaviest home derby defeat in 39 years (4-1) on Wednesday night against Liverpool.

Jordan Henderson opened the scoring for the visitors in the ninth minute, 11 minutes later, Mohammed Salah ran in behind Lucas Digne to curl the ball beyond Jordan Pickford’s reach.

Everton pulled one back courtesy Demarai Gray before the end of the first 45 minutes.

Seamus Coleman’s inability to clear his lines cost his team and gifted Salah an opportunity he was not going to miss. Diogo Jota who scored twice against Southampton last week, also got on the score sheet.

“Liverpool are a top side they were pushing and we made a couple of mistakes. We are working on that. After the goals, our reaction was very good, we scored a goal and the fans were behind the team (Everton).”

“I was expecting the second half will be different and then we made another mistake and mentally, that lives you without almost no chance. We tried, but you could see that we had little believe because we played against a top side that doesn’t make mistakes.” Benitez said.

The former Liverpool coach said the absence of Dominic Calvert Lewin, Andre Gomes, Tom Davies and Yerry Mina also affected his team.

“We have three or four players [injured], really good players and we are missing them. The others around them could be better players. So, when you have a better players around, you have a better team.”

“We have this situation where we are waiting for our players to come back, and in the meantime, we have to do the best to get results. And be sure that when we go to January, we have a postion that we can climb in the second part of the league because I still believe that we will do it but obviously we have to improve. He concluded.