Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored for the fifth straight recreation to open the Premier League season to salvage a 2-2 draw for Everton towards Liverpool, which prolonged its decade-long unbeaten run in Merseyside derbies on Saturday.
With a leap paying homage to Cristiano Ronaldo, Calvert-Lewin rose excessive to energy a header into the underside nook from Lucas Digne’s left-wing cross and equalize within the 81st minute at an empty Goodison Park.
The England striker’s 10th objective in seven video games for Everton ensured the staff will keep high of the league for an additional week, although the leaders dropped factors for the primary time this marketing campaign in a usually frenetic derby which they ended with 10 males after Richarlison’s late purple card for fouling Thiago Alcantara.
Jordan Henderson thought he had earned the champions a victory when he scored within the second minute of harm time, however the objective was dominated out for the narrowest of offside calls towards Sadio Mané by the VAR.
Liverpool hasn’t misplaced towards its neighbor since 2010, and that unbeaten streak was prolonged to 23 video games in all competitions. Nonetheless, Jurgen Klopp’s aspect was handed an actual check from Everton, which justified its shock place on the high of the league.
Mané gave Liverpool a third-minute lead, just for Michael Keane to equalize from a nook within the 20th — quickly after the guests had misplaced commanding middle again Virgil van Dijk to harm.
Mohamed Salah seemed like incomes Liverpool the win by lashing house a low, first-time shot within the 72nd minute after Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross from the fitting was solely partially cleared. Nevertheless, the champions couldn’t maintain out after Salah’s sixth league objective of the season.
Liverpool was hampered by having to play with out its greatest defender for a lot of the match. Van Dijk hobbled off after a reckless problem by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford within the seventh minute.
Pickford’s knee-high lunge at Van Dijk got here seconds after the middle again was adjudged to have been narrowly offside as a cross came visiting to him. It was seemingly solely the very fact an offside name had been made that meant Pickford averted getting a card, with the VAR not checking for a purple card.
The incident raised additional questions concerning the temperament of Pickford, the England worldwide who has been at fault for some targets conceded by Everton in latest video games.
Van Dijk final missed minutes within the Premier League in January 2018, and his absence might need contributed to Liverpool conceding the equalizer within the 20th when Keane rose highest at a nook to energy a header by means of the raised arms of goalkeeper Adrian.
With Thiago controlling play along with his passing and contact in central midfield, Liverpool put in a extra assured show than in its final Premier League outing — a scarcely plausible 7-2 loss at Aston Villa two weeks in the past.
Klopp’s staff has, nonetheless, conceded 13 targets after simply 5 video games of its title protection.