The former Blues midfielder, who was part of the club’s most successful ever team, argues that David Moyes’s men should be 10 points better off than they currently are in the table. Everton are in fifth place with 37 points after a strong first half of the current campaign, but Reid believes they should be on 47 – a tally which would see them lagging just one point behind mega-rich City and with only eight less than the Red Devils. But Reid insists that the Toffees must beat another of his former clubs, Southampton, on Monday if they are serious about finishing in the top four this term. He said:
“Let’s not forget, Everton really should be higher up the league than they are.
"I remember the game against Newcastle where we should have won, Reading away where we should have won, Fulham away where we should have won – I think there were points in all those games Everton deserve to have but don’t.
"As well as they are playing, they’ve got to be more clinical in killing teams off and I’d wager that if you ask David Moyes he’d agree his side should have up to 10 points more.
“The next opportunity to build on their tally comes at Southampton on Monday night – but that won’t necessarily be a straightforward task.