Extra Liverpool distress: 1st dwelling loss to Everton in 22 years


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Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin (in blue) is fouled by Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold contained in the penalty space on the Anfield on Saturday night time.

A primary win at Anfield since 1999 for Everton. The worst type for Liverpool at dwelling within the league since 1923 after a fourth straight loss.

The English title that took 30 years to win once more is being surrendered far too simply by Liverpool.

Richarlison scored after three minutes and Gylfi Sigurdsson netted a late penalty to offer Everton a 2-Zero victory within the Premier League on Saturday.

A primary Merseyside derby win since 2010 put Everton behind sixth-place Liverpool solely on purpose distinction with a recreation in hand, whereas the champions are 16 factors behind chief Manchester Metropolis. Chelsea is three factors forward within the fourth and remaining Champions League place after drawing 1-1 at Southampton.

Even worse for Liverpool was dropping yet one more heart again possibility as Jordan Henderson was pressured off injured within the first half.

October’s derby was the beginning of Liverpool’s defensive issues when Virgil Van Dijk was dominated out for the season with an ACL harm after a reckless sort out by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Henderson’s drawback gave the impression to be a groin harm as he pulled up working the ball out of protection within the first half, leaving his aspect with an 18th completely different — and most inexperienced — pairing of Ozan Kabak and substitute Nat Phillips.

However by then the injury had already been completed as Everton had made its intent clear. Straight from kickoff, the ball was hit ahead and, underneath no stress, Kabak conceded a nook after six seconds.

The on-loan Schalke participant was instantly focused by Richarlison. It paid off after simply three minutes as two weak headers, one from Thiago Alcantara and one other from Kabak on his Anfield debut, noticed the ball fall to James Rodriguez. He slipped in a go behind the brand new boy for Richarlison to run onto and fireplace an angled drive throughout Alisson Becker.

The Brazilian additionally gave the guests their first lead in a derby since October 2010, the date of their final victory which got here at Goodison Park.

Kabak’s edgy nerves weren’t eased when he allowed Pickford’s clearance to drop over his head straight to the ft of Richarlison, earlier than moments later clattering James Rodriguez after a mistimed problem and he completed the half with a reserving — for the third successive match — to cap a poor 45 minutes.

His confidence would additionally not have been helped by the lack of Henderson simply earlier than the half hour, with the 23-year-old Phillips arriving off the bench because the senior associate regardless of making simply his eighth look for the membership.

Not less than Alisson, answerable for three errors in his final two league matches, was again on type with a great save to disclaim a diving Seamus Coleman header from Lucas Digne’s cross.

Pickford was additionally in good type. He flew to his proper to tip Henderson’s swerving volley across the submit earlier than the Liverpool captain’s exit.

The England No. 1 was in motion once more catching Sadio Mane’s header early within the second half. Pickford dived on the ft of striker Mohamed Salah as Liverpool turned up the stress with out actually laying siege to the Everton purpose.

Extra holes opened up in Liverpool’s protection and, from a counter-attack, substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin was adjudged to have been introduced down contained in the field by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Substitute Sigurdsson stroked dwelling the penalty to spark wild celebrations among the many Everton contingent. The one disappointment for Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect could have been not having any followers allowed into the house of its biggest rival, as a result of pandemic, to see the landmark triumph.

TUCHEL’S CONCERNS

Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel criticized Callum Hudson-Odoi after hauling off the ahead within the draw at Southampton — solely 31 minutes after changing the injured Tammy Abraham at halftime.

“I used to be not joyful together with his perspective, power and counter-pressing,” Tuchel mentioned. “In a recreation the place it’s exhausting to create possibilities, you’ll want to depend on counter-pressing to power perhaps errors, to get a second ball and get a simple likelihood.

“For that now we have to be completely on and completely displaying for counter-pressing. And I didn’t really feel this from Callum as we speak. He missed some alternatives for counter-pressing, he missed some straightforward balls. I had the sensation he was by no means actually into the sport.”

Takumi Minamino’s effective end put Southampton forward within the 33rd minute. The Japan ahead reduce inside Cesar Azpilicueta’s despairing lunge earlier than pushing a shot previous goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Mason Mount equalized within the 54th from a penalty after being introduced down by Danny Ings.

Whereas Southampton ended a six-game dropping run within the league, the purpose stopped Chelsea recording a sixth straight win in all competitions.

WEST BROM DANGER

West Bromwich Albion overcame Semi Ajayi’s first-half pink card for dealing with however wasted a number of scoring possibilities in a Zero-Zero draw in opposition to Burnley that left Sam Allardyce’s aspect 11 factors from security. Ajayi was dismissed for dealing with.

Burnley is 9 factors away from the drop zone.

FULHAM BOOST

Ademola Lookman’s purpose gave Fulham a 1-Zero victory over last-place Sheffield United, taking the London membership inside three factors of 17th-place Newcastle.



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