Everton's commitment levels cannot be questioned, says Marco Silva

Under fire Everton manager Marco Silva has said his team's fighting performance in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Leicester City He showed that he had not lost the backing of the locker room.

Kelechi Iheanacho's goal deep into stoppage time denied Everton a point at the King Power Stadium and leaves them in 17th spot on 14 points - two points and one place above the drop zone.

British media reported that Silva's position would be discussed by the club's hierarchy on Monday, two days before the Merseyside derby before Premier League leaders, Liverpool.

No one can say anything about his commitment, about his attitude or about his ambition for this game, it was clear, Silva told reporters.

It's just the people who aren't with us every day who don't see how we are together in this fight. The players are demonstrating this.

Despite the daunting challenge they face at Anfield, Silva said his team would go there with confidence.

It is our obligation as a club (to go with faith), he added. We know they are in good time, but everything today and last season should give us confidence.