A victory was totally important to Liverpool, that even playing in the house of their main rival, put the ball on the ground and tried to play the way they are used to. Everton, on the other hand, passed the most part of the game in the defense and tried to play based on the counter-attacks. Unfortunately – for the ones who were expecting to see a good match – none of the tactics seem to have a good result during the first half, nor the second honestly. That happened because, even both teams having a great defensive performance, the attack was not that good.
The Reds were able to create more chances that brought danger, with shoots from outside the area, like the one of Mohamed Salah at the 14th minute. It was the Egyptian player that had the best chance of the first half. He ran in the middle right, got inside the box and shot, however, Pickford made a great save. On the other hand, Everton kept on the defensive mode and abused on the long shots straight to the attack, with no success at all.
The second half started a little more exciting, with the home team trying to play more and Liverpool trying to find counter-attacks. At the 51st minute, Digne in a corner, crossed the ball to Lewin to give a header, with made Alisson have the necessity to make a save. The Reds answered straight away, with a freekick from Fabinho, which Pickford defended. As time passed by, the match started to gain a little drama, because of the need for Liverpool to find a victory. They had chances with Fabinho, close to the goal, but the Brazilian was not able to make the goal and the scorer kept the same.
With the final result, Liverpool is now in the second position of the Premier League, with 70 points. Everton remains in the 10th place, with 37 points. On the next round of the Premier League, the Reds will welcome Burnley, while the Toffees visit Newcastle.