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Liverpool and Everton share the points in an uneventful Merseyside Derby

The reds will have to wait a little longer to be crowned Premier League champions after not securing three points at Goodison Park. Liverpool now needs 5 points to clinch the title, their first league title in 30 years.  

The passion and buzz of the fans were certainly missed in such a big derby game. Before the empty seats of today, the lowest recorded attendance at a Merseyside Derby was 18,000 back in 1901.

In a rivalry with such drama, this game will not be remembered for its entertainment. Neither team started well with the anticipation and excitement quickly being realised 10mins info the game. 

Naby Keita looked energised and was the only player on the Liverpool side looking dangerous. The absence of Mo Salah and Andy Robertson lacked the attacking option they so desperately needed. Alexander-Arnold looked out of sorts and couldn’t complete a pass during the first half. Everton looked organised and resilient but had no attacking option apart from Richarlison who spent most of the game on the floor. 

Another worry for Jurgen Klopp’s side was James Milner, who was covering the left-hand side for Andy Robertson, came off in the first half with hamstring strain. 

The second half brought the chances and Everton will feel hard done by when Tom Davies rebounded shot hit the post. Allison pulled off a great save from Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s close-range shot just before and Jurgen Klopp said at the end of the game about Allison “We should not take him (Allison) for granted”. Allison was called upon when needed after both keepers had very little to do. 

Liverpool are now unbeaten against Everton in 22 games and have not secured a win in their last 5 competitive games. 

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