Frank Lampard’s blunt response to Anthony Gordon question amid Newcastle United interest

Anthony Gordon was an unused substitute in Everton’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United.
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Under-fire Everton boss Frank Lampard refused to comment on Anthony Gordon’s future amid interest from Newcastle United.

The Magpies remain an admirer of the 21-year-old after first weighing up a bid to sign him last summer. And following Chris Wood’s surprise exit to Nottingham Forest, United have been linked with lodging a fresh offer this month.

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Interestingly, Gordon was left out of Everton’s starting XI that lost 2-0 to West Ham United yesterday, with the forward an unused substitute.

Everton forward Anthony Gordon. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)Everton forward Anthony Gordon. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
Everton forward Anthony Gordon. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Asked to explain why Gordon didn’t make it off the bench at the London Stadium, Lampard replied bluntly: “No. Thanks, sorry, no.”

All is not well at Goodison Park after the defeat to the Hammers left them 19th in the Premier League table.

The Toffees haven’t won since October and have lost six of their previous eight games as the pressure mounts on Lampard and the club’s hierarchy.

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“Those things are not my choice, it is my job to work, focus and keep my head down,” said Lampard on his future. “I have confidence in how I want to coach.

“There are difficult conditions that I am aware of. I just do my job and talk about what I can affect, and that’s the players trying to get the right results.”

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