Full Time: Everton 0-0 Liverpool
The Merseyside derby on Saturday turned out to be an uneventful goalless draw, as Everton failed to capitalise on their chances against a weakened Liverpool side.
With a Champions League quarter-final second leg tie at Manchester City coming up and injuries piling up lately, Jurgen Klopp decided to field a relatively weakened side at Everton.
Dominic Solanke and Danny Ings started for the Reds and looked lively but caused very little trouble to the Everton defenders. Despite dominating possession for much of the game, Liverpool failed to create clear-cut opportunities.
Everton, on the other hand, burst into life late in the game and in spite of a late rally; they failed to end their seven-and-a-half-year wait for a Merseyside derby win.
Liverpool Player Ratings
Loris Karius – 6/10
Karius produced a wonderful save to deny Yannick Bolasie in the first-half. Barring that, he had very little to do and was solid.
Nathaniel Clyne – 6/10
He started for the first time this season and that was clearly evident as he looked rusty. However, he settled down in the second-half.
Virgil Van Dijk – 8/10
Van Dijk was a dominant force in the Liverpool backline and kept Cenk Tosun at bay. He was arguably our best player.
Dejan Lovren – 6/10
Lovren was sloppy in possession on a number of occasions. He was lucky to escape a booking in the first half.
Ragnar Klavan – 7/10
Klavan started at left-back and it appeared as if he was going to have a long afternoon against Theo Walcott. However, to everyone’s surprise, the Estonian performed admirably well at left-back.
Georginio Wijnaldum – 6/10
Wijnaldum started as Liverpool’s deepest midfielder and dictated the play well with his passing and crossing.
James Milner – 7/10
Milner was immense in the middle of the park for the Reds. The veteran used his experience to good effect, was diligent as always and tested Jordan Pickford. A lively show from the versatile player.
Jordan Henderson – 6/10
Henderson started in an advanced role and impacted the game very well. Whenever he received the ball, he always looked to drive his team forward. A positive display.
Sadio Mane – 7/10
Mane was always a threat to the Everton defence with his pace and trickery. He did well before being substituted.
Dominic Solanke – 6/10
Solanke showed his inexperience on a number of occasions and should have done better when he struck a loose ball at Pickford.
Danny Ings – 6/10
Ings worked tirelessly all afternoon. The forward kept the Everton defenders on their toes with his direct running. Klopp will definitely be pleased with Ings’ performance.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 5/10
Chamberlain was industrious. Tried hard to create things but to no avail.
Roberto Firmino – 5/10
He came on in the 75th minute but failed to impact the game.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – N/A
Came on in the 89th minute to replace Danny Ings.
“Deserved”, “All the best for the future” – Some Liverpool fans pleased with choice for September’s Player of the Month
Daniel Sturridge had a great September for Liverpool. Even though the Reds were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Chelsea and lost to Napoli in the Champions League, Sturridge scored a couple of fantastic goals against his former employers.
His strike against the Blues at Stamford Bridge will be remembered for long. Liverpool looked to be out of the game but the Englishman came up with a majestic hit from outside the box in the final moments of the game.
The 29-year-old hasn’t started many games but is doing a great job off the bench. Sturridge was named as Liverpool’s player of the month for his performances in September.
The Englishman will have a huge role to play for us as the season progresses and several fans were pleased that the striker got his reward for some excellent games.
YESSS STUDGE ❤🔴 pic.twitter.com/DW1Wo2sFNN
— Marineee (@lfc_marine) October 17, 2018
— Average Striker (@AverageStriker) October 17, 2018
No thank you Danny Boy…😘 pic.twitter.com/NyxexKNfUW
— Bal Mann (@BalMann15) October 17, 2018
Never doubted you.
You just need to stay healthy 👊
— CF (@PoacherFirmino) October 17, 2018
Well deserved keep fit and healthy massive to have player of your calibre part of our squad
— Catherine Corcoran (@CatherineCorcor) October 17, 2018
You deserve it, it’s the result of your persistence and faith. Hugs from Brazil!💐
— TinaAbbazzio (@AbbazzioTina) October 17, 2018
Having you back and fit is just like a new signing. Glad you’ve been recognised for your contribution so far this season. A fully fit and on form Daniel Sturridge will certainly give Klopp a selection headache. #YNWA
— Rob Gormley (Rob G) (@radiorobg) October 17, 2018
— R8 (@Nabyllionaire) October 17, 2018
Good to see you back King Studge 😋
— Ashlee Chimboza (@AshleeChimboza) October 17, 2018
You deserved it big time!! We need you the most !
— Ishaan- Red for life (@foodblasster) October 17, 2018
Deserved, all the best for the future 👍 #LFC
— Nasra Ali (@afrika5uk) October 17, 2018
Well Deserved! pic.twitter.com/kdzcEBHUwH
— HatintheRing1917 (@HatintheRing17) October 17, 2018
“Special type of player” – Some Liverpool fans believe on-loan youngster is a future star after a fantastic free-kick
Wales defeated the Republic of Ireland in a UEFA Nations League game and they have Harry Wilson to thank.
The Liverpool youngster stepped up to score a brilliant free-kick for the away side in the 58th minute.
Harry Wilson set-piece…..You know the rest. 🚀🚀🚀
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) October 16, 2018
The 21-year-old was in the news earlier in the season when he smashed in a free-kick at Old Trafford. Manchester United were the opposition for Derby County on that evening and the Welshman’s goal helped the Championship side knock the Red Devils out of the Carabao Cup.
The 21-year-old is on loan at Derby and is one of the brightest youngsters at Anfield. The Welshman certainly got a lot of people talking with his effort against the Republic of Ireland and some fans believed the attacking midfielder has a great future ahead of him.
@LFC Whatever you do, NEVER EVER let Harry Wilson go. Special type of person, special type of player. They simply don’t make ’em like that anymore.
Also: Brew,Curtis,Camacho,Woodburn,Kent,Lloyd,Ojo,Ejaria,Grujic… etc.etc.
Give them a chance to make it big with us
— Salahmander [followback limited by 🐤 bastards] (@nova_stine) October 17, 2018
Would love to see him do that in a Liverpool shirt 👍👍👍
— Derek (@moonburger76) October 16, 2018
— Matt Thielen (@MelwoodDaily) October 16, 2018
Harry Wilson needs to come back next window. Would you rather have Lallana who never plays or this young talent! #LFC
— The Great Wall Of Alisson (@Alissontastic) October 16, 2018
It will be an absolute crime if Harry Wilson doesn’t go on to make it big at Liverpool. He is reaching another level this season after years of screaming out for a chance. #LFC
— Liam Bekker (@LiamBekker) October 16, 2018
Recall Wilson please @LFC
— Nick🔴 (@NabyRole) October 16, 2018
If Wilson played LW he’d be in our first 18. Our options for that position is weak..
— 🇳🇱 (@LFCMerchant) October 16, 2018
Harry Wilson must be first squad next season Liverpool @LFC stop this loan bullshit
— ZAGA (@zagasabri) October 16, 2018
This Harry Wilson looks a decent prospect. Definitely a player #LFC should be interested in.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) October 16, 2018
“Flick him to barca” – Some Liverpool fans believe new video will help the Reds offload flop star for better price
The game will be remembered for an Eden Hazard wonder goal, where the Spaniard was taken to the cleaners by the Belgian.
Moreno has found it tough to reclaim his starting spot in the Liverpool team, with Andy Robertson putting in a number of great performances. The newly appointed Scottish captain is possibly the best left-back in the league and was with the national side during the international break.
The Spaniard was training with the other members of the squad at Melwood and a brilliant video of his was shared. Moreno can be seen doing a couple of quality flicks during training and that got a number of fans interested.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 16, 2018
The left-back has been linked (h/t Mirror) with a move to Barcelona in the winter window, and some fans believed this video was a ploy to increase his value ahead of a possible sale.
Moreno propaganda so we can get £20 mill for him in january ahhh💉💉💉
— Erik🎃🦇🕸 (@EriikLFC) October 16, 2018
Flick him to barca
— SeanT (@SeanT321) October 16, 2018
Great advertising by LFC…. Hope his value goes https://t.co/xJabCE4A97 another 5 million 🙂
— Nikhil Ajarekar (@nik_blgmIND) October 16, 2018
Flicked out of the club soon
— Karun (@karun_b11) October 16, 2018
The only skill he got in 4 years
— zagadat (@bari_bor21) October 16, 2018
@FCBarcelona could be getting that coming January😉
— Nishchal Bajracharya (@NischaLEO10_LFC) October 16, 2018
The highlight of his Liverpool career 👏
— Daragh Conroy (@ConroyDaragh) October 16, 2018
— 이동희 (@Donghheee08) October 16, 2018
He only performs in training
— AKINTAYO (@murphydahnear) October 16, 2018
At least he learnt something from hazard 😂
— Zone8Makh (@MakhZone8) October 16, 2018
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