Liverpool drop two more points against Everton

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Liverpool drop two more points against Everton

Nothing like a derby Everton (17) – Liverpool (6) to finally start his season. This is what the two coaches had said to each other as they sharpened their points, Frank Lampard aligning the Frenchman Neal Maupay, recruited by the Toffees in Brighton, while Jürgen Klopp counted Darwin Nunez, back from three suspension matches and preferred to Roberto Firmino.

But even if these two were the first to try their luck, without fitting, it will be necessary to wait half an hour of play to see the first real opportunity, the outside of Tom Davies finding the post of Alisson (32nd) . The Reds will also touch the amounts in quick succession by Nunez, Jordan Pickford having deflected the ball, and Luis Diaz (43rd).

Salah’s post in added time

In the second half, with the entry of Firmino in place of midfielder Fabio Carvalho, the Liverpool players finally showed themselves to be more inspired and determined. But on the hour mark, it was the goalkeepers who stood out – Pickford against Firmino (63rd, 64th) and Fabinho (64th); Alisson in front of Maupay (65th) – before the VAR invalidated a goal that Conor Coady, offside, thought he had scored (69th). The two men will still preserve the 0-0 in the money-time on opportunities from Dwight McNeil (84th) and Firmino (87th) before Pickford deflects a shot from Mo Salah on the post (90th + 5).

With this fourth draw in a row, Everton, who have won only one of their last 24 Premier League derbies, temporarily climb to 14th place. For their part, Jürgen Klopp’s men are now fifth, six points behind leaders Arsenal before going to challenge Naples on Wednesday (9 p.m.) at the opening of the Champions League.

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