Merseyside Derby: Liverpool And Everton play a Goalless draw

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Liverpool recorded their third draw after six Premier League matches as Frank Lampard’s Everton dragged the Merseyside Derby to a goalless draw. Both sides created clear-cut chances but were unable to convert them.

Starting Lineup

Everton Xi: Pickford, Patterson, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko, Davies, Onana, Iwobi, Gray, Gordon, Maupay*

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Tsimikas, Elliott, Fabinho, Carvalho, Salah, Nunez, Diaz*

With a great atmosphere at Goodison park, Everton welcomed Liverpool to Merseyside Derby as Liverpool tried to build on a 9-0 thrashing of Bournemouth in their last Premier League match.

The match resumed with Liverpool taking absolute control of the game. It was 83% possession for the visitors 11 minutes into the game. Everton remained firm, though.

The first clear chance of the game was in the 19th minute. Alexander-Arnold to the back post; Darwin Nunez towered high above Patterson to head home, but it was wide off target.

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The Reds continued to ramp up efforts to find a goal, but Everton was quite composed, neutralizing their opponents in style without struggle.

Liverpool

Everton came to think of a surprise lead in the 32nd minute. Van Dijk had blocked Maupay’s shot, but the ball popped out for Davies, whose right-foot shot pinged off the far post.

A few minutes to the end of the first half, it was still 0-0 as Everton effectively tamed the visitors while attempting to launch attacks on the left.

Just at the stroke of the halftime whistle, Liverpool were actually on fire as they tried to find a goal. Pickford’s finger tipped Darwin Nunez’s shot from an angle to the crossbar. Diaz fired again, but it hit the far post; the Reds hit the woodwork twice in the 43rd minute! Still, no goal, and the first half ended in a barren draw.

It was Liverpool mounting intense pressure in the first few minutes of the second half; Pickford proved to be the Messiah for Everton.

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Liverpool was still in control of the game as they pushed more to grab a win, but the Jurgen Klopp aide had exhausted their upfront skills on goals. 

Pickford pulled some incredible saves to deny the visitors a goal, while Everton utilized the right flag to launch deadly counterattacks.

In the 64th minute, Gana had wasted a one-one-chance with Allison. His shot deflected off Allison’s hands for a corner kick. Everton scored after the corner kick, but VAR ruled it off.

It was still Liverpool 0-0 Everton. Another chance again for the Reds to score. Mohamed Salah’s looping back foot pass coiled straight to meet Firmino, who tried to volley home, but Pickford was quick to punch it off.

The Reds continued to press for a goal without a breakthrough, with the game approaching the final minutes. Jurgen Klopp appeared clueless at the touchlines as the Reds head toward another third draw since the beginning of the Premier League campaign.

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After 96 minutes of football, the final whistle was blown as Everton dragged the Merseyside Derby to a barren draw.

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