A wide-ranging interview with striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin highlights a high-quality edition of the Everton matchday programme for Sunday’s visit of Bournemouth.
The 21-year-old – who is pictured on bustling Bold Street in Liverpool city centre in another brilliant cover shoot – explains how the mental resilience instilled by his close-knit family has aided his rapid progress.
Calvert-Lewin reveals how he "never stopped believing I could get where I want to be”.
Blues and England No.1 Jordan Pickford also features in this edition. The goalkeeper details why he will never forget his working-class roots and speaks of his enthusiasm about his future at Everton.
In his programme notes, Marco Silva stresses his confidence his side can achieve their goals by playing with “intensity and ambition”. The Blues boss also underlines his appreciation for the support provided by the watching Evertonians at a sold-out out Goodison Park for last week’s FA Cup victory over Lincoln City.
“It is that level of support that drives everybody at the Club,” the manager states.
In his captain’s notes, Phil Jagielka reflects on the FA Cup fifth-round draw, which saw Everton paired with Championship side Millwall. Jagielka says a certain Australian ex-teammate will be certain to bill the game as “the Cahill derby”…
In our former player interview, Gary Stevens discusses his incredible link-up with Trevor Steven in the glorious '80s - and reveals how he became a well-known face in Argentina.
David Unsworth urges his table-topping Under-23s team to hit straight back against Chelsea at Southport on Monday after being edged out at Leicester City last time out, while Under-18s midfielder Mackenzie Hunt discusses his years growing up in Dubai and why Everton is “just a great place to be”.
And Ladies boss Willie Kirk sets out his determination to shape a side capable of going toe-to-toe with the best in the Women’s Super League.
Blues left-back Leighton Baines, meanwhile, reveals how he would spend his dream weekend.
The Everton matchday programme, priced at £3.50, will be on sale around Goodison Park and at various city centre outlets. Click here to order online. It will also be available from the Everton One and Everton Two megastores.