Liverpool did not get beyond a goalless draw at the start of the sixth round of the Premier League on Saturday. In the Merseyside derby at Everton, which is still winless, coach Jürgen Klopp’s team lost points for the fourth time this season in an intense game, but could not be entirely dissatisfied with this result.
Uruguayan football star Darwin Núñez has returned to Liverpool after his suspension has expired. But the hosts had the first chance: Everton professional Tom Davies only hit the bar with his outside instep (32nd). At the other end, England team goalie Jordan Pickford deflected an attempt by Núñez onto the crossbar. Immediately afterwards, Luis Díaz flicked the ball onto the post (41′).
After the change of sides, there were numerous chances for both sides. Everton’s Pickford made two saves from Roberto Firmino (64′) and then Fabinho (65′). Neal Maupay failed free-standing to Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson (65th). The Brazilian was also there against Dwight McNeil (84′). A goal by Everton’s Conor Coady was disallowed for offside after VAR studies (60′). Mohamed Salah had the greatest chance of scoring the winning goal: But Pickford deflected the ball from the Liverpool striker to the post again (95′).
With nine points, the “Reds” have temporarily improved to fifth place, but threaten to slip into mid-table during the course of the day.