Liverpool and Everton were forced to settle for a share of the spoils after the usually fiery Merseyside derby ended goalless. The Toffees came close to scoring in the first half when Tom Davies hit straight. Frank Lampard’s side also thought he had scored late in second only for a VAR check to rule out a Connor Cody strike for offside.
But it was not a one-sided contest, with both Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz working one after another into the woods quickly for the Reds in the opening 45 minutes. Mohamed Salah did the same thing again in the fifth minute and Liverpool came very close to victory.
As such, both teams could feel they deserved their point, even if it was a result and neither would be welcome. For Liverpool, the draw exacerbated a poor start to the season in which they have already lost significant ground on the opening leaders.
Everton were left to consider a fourth consecutive league draw which leaves them in the lower reaches of the Premier League table.
Liverpool’s performance better than result
It is likely that Liverpool’s failure to collect all three points will eventually color perceptions of their performance at Goodison Park, but the 0–0 defeat should not hide the fact that it was one of their better performances that led to a mixed start. closed for. Is.
The Reds hit the woodwork three times and fired eight shots on target, the latter figure ensuring that Jordan Pickford finished the game as Everton’s undoubted man of the match.
He limited the hosts to just three attempts on goal and would argue that Connor Cody’s offside goal was simply a matter of his defensive line doing its job.
Jurgen Klopp looks forward to taking all these positives and using them for the games to come.
Is Liverpool’s title challenge already over?
Of course, that doesn’t take away from the fact that Liverpool have now dropped points in four of their first six games of the new season.
Wins over Bournemouth and Newcastle United suggested Klopp’s side had turned a corner, but another draw here would bring them back down to earth.
Thanks to Erling Haaland’s immediate influence with Manchester City’s untouchable looks, it’s hard to imagine a title challenge coming from Anfield this season.
Perhaps the Reds will have to realign their goal to ensure that they finish in the all-important Champions League places coming in May.
Another strange Salah showing Although he could have won the game with his chances to hit the post at the last minute, it was another curious display from Mohamed Salah.
Not that the Egyptians were particularly poor; Rather, he’s been spending too much time making his shoes at the touchline earlier this season.
If it includes a new strategic structure dreamed up by Klopp, it seems like a waste of one of his biggest attacking threats.
The record scorer of goals in a 38-game Premier League season is barely getting close to the center of the box, and it’s certainly an issue that needs to be tackled quickly.
Everton vs Liverpool final score
1h 2h final
Everton 0 0 –
Liverpool 0 0 –
Everton vs Liverpool commentary, highlights from the Premier League
Full time: At Goodison Park and after a goalless draw this is a point that was anything but boring. Will need to check those roundframes after hammering done today.