Liverpool 0-2 Everton: Toffees win at Anfield for the first time since 1999


Liverpool lost four consecutive home games for the first time since 1923 after Everton won at Anfield by 2-0 in the Premier League.

Richarlison opened the account very early into the game and late on the game substitute, Gylfi Sigurdsson hit the nail on the coffin of Liverpool from a penalty.

With this defeat, Liverpool are in real danger to miss out on the top-four spot and next season’s UEFA Champions League. They are sixth at the moment with 40 points in 25 games. After staying unbeaten at Anfield for four years now they lose four successive home games.

Everton are seventh with the same number of points having played one game less than Liverpool. Everton beat Liverpool after 11 years last time they won in 2010.

Liverpool 0-2 Everton Team News:

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made no change in his winning side from the midweek game against RB Leipzig. The new signing Ozan Kabak made his third consecutive starts in three big games for the Reds.

Carlo Ancelotti made three changes from the midweek defeat against Manchester City. Club captain Seamus Coleman came in for injured Yerry Mina and James Rodriguez started after he remained on the bench in midweek.

Liverpool 0-2 Everton Post-match Analysis:

Everton got the opening goal very early in the game from James Rodriguez’s pinpoint through ball which was finished superbly by Richarlison. An eye smoothing goal from the Toffees.

Klopp’s boys got an opportunity from an excellent technical Jordan Henderson volley which was saved brilliantly by Jordan Pickford. Ancelotti’s side got another chance to extend the margin. Lucas Digne delivered a cross and Coleman’s head terrifically reflexive save by Alisson.

In the second half, Liverpool intensified the pressure on Everton and created chances but they could not utilise those chances. Their every attack was heroically repelled by Ancelotti’s men.

Everton got a controversial penalty at the later stages of the game. Substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin was fouled by Trent Alexander-Arnold which was easily put away by Sigurdsson. At the end of the game, Liverpool kept on trying to find a goal and Roberto Firmino took a shot that Pickford comfortably saved and kept the clean sheet.

Notable performances:

Michael Keane(CB) – (7/10)(Everton): He was excellent in the heart of the Everton defence. Defensively solid as a rock and headed away almost every cross.

Jordan Pickford(GK) – (7.5/10)(Everton): Made a few brilliant saves and he didn’t make any mistakes in this huge encounter.

Ben Godfrey(CB) – (7/10)(Everton): He was also super in this game. Made few no-nonsense tackles and he was unshakable in the Derby.

Liverpool will play next away to bottom side Sheffield United in the Premier League on 28th February and Everton’s next game is against Southampton on 1st March in the league.

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