Player ratings, fan reaction & more: Liverpool continue title charge as Everton pushed towards Championship

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By Josh Barker Published: April 24, 2022 6:25 pm
Last Updated: April 24, 2022 11:12 pm

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Result

Sunday’s precocious Premier League kick-off played retired a abbreviated clip ago. The clash saw Liverpool and Everton look disconnected successful the last Merseyside derby of the campaign.

Liverpool headed into the crippled looking to regain immoderate crushed connected league leaders Manchester City, who smashed Watford 5-1 connected Saturday.

Everton, meanwhile, were aiming to enactment immoderate much-needed region betwixt themselves and the bottommost three.

And, though Everton did negociate thing of an upset successful the derby past term, Liverpool were nevertheless viewed arsenic wide favourites up of Sunday’s game.

So, it was not excessively astonishing erstwhile Jurgen Klopp’s men ran retired 2-0 winners connected the day.

Everton had a wide crippled program passim the 90 – beryllium backmost with 10 men down the shot earlier attempting to deed Liverpool connected the antagonistic done the gait of Gordon, Richarlison and Gray. And, to the recognition of the visitors, they did precisely that successful the archetypal 45, preventing Liverpool from directing a azygous changeable connected target.

However, the Reds yet broke the deadlock erstwhile Andy Robertson headed successful a Mo Salah cross.

Deadlock breached 🔒

Liverpool instrumentality the pb successful the Merseyside Derby #LIVEVE |🔴🔵 pic.twitter.com/2oTGf8ibhT

— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 24, 2022

Divock Origi past killed the crippled disconnected connected 84 minutes to manus Liverpool a 2-0 win, and guarantee that Everton ended the time sitting 18th successful the league.

Liverpool subordinate ratings

Alisson (6) – Had small to bash but did what helium had to well.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (3) – Struggled to woody with the gait of Gordon and besides gave distant possession connected a fig of occasions with mediocre passing.

Joel Matip (6) – Carried the shot guardant well. Lucky not to concede a punishment for a foul connected Gordon.

Virgil van Dijk (6) – Solid show from the Dutchman who didn’t truly enactment a ft wrong.

Andy Robertson (7.5) – Quiet archetypal fractional but scored the all-important opener and past made a immense interception to contradict an Everton equaliser.

Fabinho (5) – Gave the shot distant respective times passim the game, which luckily didn’t outgo Liverpool.

Thiago (5) – Struggled to propulsion the strings similar helium did truthful good against Manchester United.

Naby Keita (5) – Enjoyed immoderate decent link-up with Salah but struggled to make a large accidental earlier being subbed aft an hour.

Mohamed Salah (7) – Completed conscionable 1 dribble successful the archetypal half. Good transverse for the Robertson opener.

Sadio Mane (4.5) – Struggled to nexus play successful the archetypal 45 and was disconnected aft an hour.

Diogo Jota (4.5) – Has ever been amended for Liverpool done the mediate truthful was not excessively astonishing to spot him little effectual from the near earlier being switched to centre-forward astatine the extremity of the archetypal half. Continued to conflict up top, though.

Substitutes

Luis Diaz (7) – Added immoderate much-needed spark to Liverpool’s onslaught erstwhile helium came on.

Divock Origi (8) – Had an instant impact, linking up with Salah to acceptable up the Robertson extremity earlier past scoring a extremity of his ain 84 minutes in.

Jordan Henderson (5) – Good transverse successful build-up to Origi’s goal.

Everton subordinate ratings

Jordan Pickford (4.5) – Dealt with the fewer things helium had to successful the archetypal 45 well. Couldn’t bash overmuch astir the goals.

Seamus Coleman (4) – Kept Jota quiescent earlier helium was moved done the middle. Should person tracked Robertson amended for his goal.

Mason Holgate (5) – Not a large display, but not unspeakable considering who helium was up against.

Michael Keane (4) – Should person tracked Origi amended for his goal.

Vitali Mykolenko (7) – Bright commencement that saw him chasing the shot down and making a fig of tackles to support Salah quiet. Continued to look defensively astute passim the match.

Allan (5) – Good commencement to the crippled but struggled to woody with Liverpool’s onslaught erstwhile Klopp brought connected Origi and switched to a 4-2-4.

Abdoulaye Doucoure (5) – Broke up play good successful the archetypal fractional but should person done a batch amended with his accidental erstwhile sent done by Richarlison.

Alex Iwobi (5) – Showed large strength and pressing quality to halt Liverpool attacks earlier they reached their beforehand 3 aboriginal on. Was little effectual aft the hosts’ enactment change.

Anthony Gordon (6.5) – Caused Alexander-Arnold issues down Liverpool’s close and was unlucky not to triumph a free-kick successful a bully presumption aboriginal on.

Demarai Gray (4) – A quiescent crippled that saw him mostly ineffective astatine some ends of the pitch.

Richarlison (4.5) – Quiet 90 minutes from the Brazilian which was to beryllium expected fixed the mode successful which Everton were acceptable up. But helium did play a bully shot done to Doucoure connected the antagonistic 33 minutes in, which the Frenchman should person done amended with.

Substitutes

Dele Alli (5) – Created 1 bully accidental erstwhile helium came on.

Salomon Rondon (N/A)

What the experts said

Shades of Liverpool v Chelsea lucifer this 1 truthful acold . ( Jose manager of Chelsea / Stevie G – Demba Ba Goal )

Liverpool frustrated and the absorption with the intent to annoy. However this Liverpool are amended and this Everton aren’t Jose Chelsea !

— Gary Neville (@GNev2) April 24, 2022

32 – Everton completed 32 passes successful the archetypal fractional astatine Anfield, the fewest by a squad successful the opening play of a Premier League crippled since November 2006 (30 by Watford against Portsmouth). Shell. pic.twitter.com/wTAuWV7nd8

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 24, 2022

0 – This is lone the 2nd clip this play successful the Premier League wherever Liverpool person failed to grounds a changeable connected people successful the archetypal fractional of a location game, on with against Manchester City past October. Scratchy. pic.twitter.com/8PRkKCEmJl

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 24, 2022

Vitaliy Mykolenko’s has won 3/4 tackles successful the first-half vs Liverpool, much than immoderate subordinate connected the pitch.

Big task up against Mo Salah. pic.twitter.com/79u7PbhE06

— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) April 24, 2022

Anthony Gordon has been a superb outlet for Everton

— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) April 24, 2022

What the fans said

If Clutch was a Person,#LIVEVE pic.twitter.com/NJ59m5RHIK

— (@nasrthegreat) April 24, 2022

Exact constituent erstwhile Everton knew they are getting relegated pic.twitter.com/pxzoWAdujy

— LFC Pain In The Ass (@FunFootballer) April 24, 2022

Luiz daiz is simply a superior Baller and he’s amended than Ronaldo #LIVEVE

Messi is the Goat pic.twitter.com/MAWwhBjpb4

— Riddies (@Riddies01) April 24, 2022

Divock Origi. A Liverpool legend.

— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) April 24, 2022

What you whitethorn person missed

Should Sadio Mane person been sent disconnected successful the archetypal half? pic.twitter.com/Q3dBvKCygN

— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 24, 2022

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The Premier League array arsenic it stands
# Team MP W D L F A D P 1 Manchester City 33 25 5 3 80 21 59 80 2 Liverpool FC 32 23 7 2 83 22 61 76 3 Chelsea FC 31 18 8 5 66 27 39 62 4 Arsenal FC 33 19 3 11 52 40 12 60 5 Tottenham Hotspur 33 18 4 11 56 38 18 58 6 Manchester United 34 15 9 10 53 51 2 54 7 West Ham United 33 15 7 11 52 43 9 52 8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 32 15 4 13 33 28 5 49 9 Newcastle United 34 11 10 13 40 55 -15 43 10 Leicester City 32 11 9 12 47 51 -4 42 11 Brentford FC 34 11 7 16 41 49 -8 40 12 Brighton & Hove Albion 33 9 13 11 29 40 -11 40 13 Southampton FC 33 9 12 12 38 54 -16 39 14 Crystal Palace 32 8 13 11 43 41 2 37 15 Aston Villa 32 11 4 17 42 46 -4 37 16 Leeds United 32 8 9 15 38 68 -30 33 17 Everton FC 31 8 5 18 34 53 -19 29 18 Burnley FC 32 5 13 14 28 45 -17 28 19 Watford FC 33 6 4 23 31 67 -36 22 20 Norwich City 33 5 6 22 22 69 -47 21

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