Speaking to BBC Sport on Wednesday, Frank Lampard said: “We have to keep working and preparing and give everything. Because if we do make mistakes like we did tonight we better be ready to fight. That’s what it is.
“Players don’t need to listen, or read, or get involved in anything other than turning up tomorrow and getting right for Saturday and trying to get the right results to keep us in this league.
“The only thing we can do is control what we can. Which is to work and fight and get the results. We’re just above the zone so if we didn’t know we were in a fight before then we certainly know now.
“There are nine games where we have to give absolutely everything. I will certainly do that and everybody has to do the same. It doesn’t feel nice tonight, but we have to understand we have a game in three days’ time.”
Everton suffered a 3–2 defeat away at Burnley on Wednesday and Lampard’s side now find themselves just one point above the relegation zone.
Saturday’s visit of Manchester United is crucial for the Toffees’ survival hopes as the Red Devils look to keep their top-4 dreams alive.