The Portuguese gaffer who spoke highly of Iwobi at the pre-match press conference indicated that the Super Eagles’ star gave a clue of what to expect from him when he came on as a second-half substitute in last Friday’s defeat to Aston Villa.
Silva was sure that Iwobi’s qualities will begin to manifest with more training sessions which would help him get to know his teammates better.
”The impact not just him [Iwobi] but Moise Kean had in the last game was really important for our team,” Silva was quoted as saying by Liverpool Echo.
“Unfortunately we didn’t score, but the impact was good and they understood what I expect from them.
“Alex gave us very good things at that moment. I’m 100% sure with more minutes in his legs, having more training sessions, getting to know his teammates better and creating normal connections we will see his quality.”
Although the Portuguese gaffer refused to reveal whether the Nigeria international will make his full debut in tonight’s game.
Iwobi became the most expensive player of Nigerian descent in history following his deadline move to Everton for a fee in the region of £35m.