Sam Allardyce has sought to offer an explanation as to why Davy Klaassen isn’t getting a look-in at Everton.

The £23.6m summer signing from Ajax has been frozen out at Everton with just six minutes of playing time in Everton’s victory over Brighton last month his only Premier League exposure since he started against Bournemouth in September.

Allardyce: “We’re still playing Tom Davies at 19 and bringing Beni Baningime on at 19 years old, and we are without Gylfi Sigurdsson who can play there.

“Davy Klaassen is still an anomaly to me, as to will he or won’t he?

“If I had the opportunity to play him I would, but I haven’t because I’ve got to win. So I don’t have the luxury of saying ‘go on, give it a go lad!’ because if we lose it’s me that gets the stick.

“So if I haven’t got that luxury. If the opportunity comes along for anybody, be it through injury or suspension, hopefully he can show us what he’s got.”

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