Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Merseyside derby passes without a card - bore draw fails to spark

Fernandinho of Manchester City passes the ball under pressure from Cenk Tosun of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on March 31 Everton vs Liverpool, English Premier League: Live Streaming, Telecast, Time in IST
Deanna Wagner | 09 April, 2018, 00:43

Liverpool were held to a draw by Everton for the second time in this Premier League season, amidst a host of changes for the Reds following their emphatic midweek Champions League victory over Manchester City at Anfield. Ings' last start - and goal - for Liverpool came in this fixture back in October 2015.

Toffees stopper Jordan Pickford will have done some good to his chances of earning the No. 1 jersey in Russian Federation following a string of saves, pulling off four in total to keep Everton level.

Danny Ings made his first start for Liverpool since 2015 after three years of injury hell.

Pickford, who was watched by England manager Gareth Southgate, said: "The first feeling is we got the clean sheet which we've been drilling for a while".

Liverpool enjoyed the lions share of possession and this continued into the second half when a period of pressure saw the home crowd grow increasing frustrated.

Sadio was a threat, especially in the first half and did really well. Everton look short of confidence pushing forward against a defence that barely broke sweat all afternoon.

Everton: Jordan Pickford 7, Seamus Coleman 6, Phil Jagielka 7, Michael Keane 6, Leighton Baines 6, Wayne Rooney 4, Morgan Schneiderlin 6, Tom Davies 6, Theo Walcott 5, Cenk Tosun 5, Yannick Bolasie 5.

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The introduction of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Firmino failed to spark Liverpool into life, but Everton finished the encounter well.

A grinding quality from both sides was always likely.

Mohamed Salah has not been risked by Liverpool in a much-changed squad for a Merseyside derby date with Everton.

Games in all competitions in which Liverpool are unbeaten against Everton (W8 D9) - their longest run without defeat against their Merseyside neighbours.

There have been countless times this season where the former England worldwide has been off the pace and not fit enough to keep up with the rigours of the modern day game - and the Liverpool game was just another example of that.

Sam Allardyce has won just five of his 28 Premier League games against Liverpool as a manager (D8 L15).