Full Time: Liverpool 1-1 Everton
Sam Allardyce kept his record intact against Jurgen Klopp as he managed to pick up a point, with the third team he has taken to Anfield in the German’s two-year stint in the country. Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool with an exquisite finish late in the first-half but Croatian defender Dejan Lovren once cost the hosts some points as his push on young Calvert-Lewin gave Wayne Rooney a chance to score his first Merseyside derby goal for Everton.
He thumped it straight down the middle of the goal from the spot, as Everton managed to hold on to a 1-1 draw, even as Liverpool dominated the game with more than 75% of possession. Here’s how the Everton players fared in the Merseyside derby.
Everton Player Ratings
Jordan Pickford (7)
Had just one save to make, which he did well and showed good confidence in his handling and distribution all night.
Jonjoe Kenny (7)
Constantly tracked the runs of every Liverpool player on the flank and never gave them space or time, keeping his side of the backline safe from danger.
Mason Holgate (7)
Looked at home as he managed to win most things thrown into the box. Frustrated the hosts.
Ashley Williams (7)
Made a number of interceptions and last-ditch tackles to keep the likes of Salah, Mane and Solanke away from the goal in what was an impressive display from the veteran.
Cuco Martina (5)
Not as effective as his opposite number as he failed to keep Salah in check and lost him for the goal that Everton conceded.
Wayne Rooney (8)
As a boyhood Evertonian, Rooney will be delighted with the goal but more so with the result as he kept his side’s decent run intact.
Tom Davies (5)
Was often bypassed too easily in the midfield and was replaced at halftime to add some stability to the Everton midfield.
Idrissa Gueye (7)
Was quick in carrying the ball into spaces when in possession and constantly hassled the Liverpool attackers, giving them no space or time on the ball.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (5)
Did his defensive duties well but needed to be far more accurate with his passing, for his side to have gained some momentum in the game.
Oumar Niasse (4)
Was unable to hold on to the ball in attack and was dominated by the likes of Klavan before being subbed off at halftime.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (6)
Always gave the Liverpool defence something to think about and won the penalty that earned his side a point.
Aaron Lennon (7)
Added some pace to the Everton counter attacks in the second-half and did well to pile up the pressure on Liverpool late in the game.
Morgan Schneiderlin (6)
A like-to-like replacement for Davies, Schneiderlin did a better job of providing cover for his backline.
Phil Jagielka (N/A)
Replaced Rooney in the 83rd minute.