Everton fires manager Marco Silva after losing to Liverpool

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Everton have sacked manager Marco Silva after 18 months, with the club in the Premier League relegation zone after their Merseyside derby humiliation.

Wednesday’s 5-2 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield was their ninth of the season and leaves them 18th in the Premier League after three successive losses.

Silva, who took charge in May 2018, won 24 and lost 24 of his 60 games.

Shanghai SIPG boss Vitor Pereira is a contender to succeed Silva, while David Moyes’ return can not be ruled out.