Liverpool 0-0 Everton Match Report

5 May

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Liverpool 0-0 Everton Match Report

 

Liverpool and Everton cancelled out each other in a rather forgettable 220th Merseyside derby at Anfield. Chances were few and far between as Everton looked to stay above their neighbours in the league and finish above them for the second season in a row for the first time since 1937. Everton rarely threatened to win at Anfield for the first time in 14 years, although Everton had a goal disallowed when Distin headed past Reina in the second half. Liverpool’s best chances came from Sturridge and Gerrard but Liverpool had to settle for a point.

 

The Team

 

Brendan Rodgers kept the same team that destroyed Newcastle last weekend with Reina once again keeping goal with a protection of Johnson, Agger, Carragher and Enrique the defence in front of him. Coutinho, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson and Downing completed the midfield with Daniel Sturridge playing as the lone striker in attack with Suarez serving the second match of his 10 match ban.

 

The Match

 

Liverpool showed Everton appreciation of the support they’ve given the Hillsborough families over the years prior to kick-off when the Kop held up a mosaic that read “Thanks”.

 

Jamie Carragher was making his last appearance in a Merseyside derby his 30th in total and he would hope to make his last a win.

 

Henderson’s raking ball to Sturridge followed by a similar pass by Gerrard showed Liverpool’s intent on utilising Sturridge’s pace. Gerrard looked really up for this derby match as he crashed into challenges, one of which resulted in him moving gingerly for a few minutes after clashing with Osman.

 

Everton settled well and dominated possession and Fellaini almost scored but his stabbed effort from a Baines’ free-kick just missed the far post.

 

Chances in the first half were at a premium but Gerrard saw a goal-bound effort superbly blocked by Jagielka before the Liverpool Captain curled a free-kick just wide. Then Jagielka produced a tremendous goal-saving tackle on Coutinho as the Brazilian was just about to pull the trigger.

 

The second half started with Liverpool looking more threatening as Coutinho released Sturridge behind the Everton defence, but the striker could not get round Tim Howard in a one-on-one situation before eventually firing into the side-netting.

 

Distin thought he had given the visitors the lead just before the hour mark when he headed a Baines’ corner past Reina, but his effort was disallowed.

 

Coutinho then got his finish all wrong when he tried a delicate finish before Gerrard rounded Howard only to be denied by Distin’s goalline clearance.

 

But the match petered out in the latter stages as Everton looked happy with the draw and Liverpool ran out of ideas.

 

Summary

 

A very disappointing derby with few chances and Liverpool never created enough chances against a very organised Everton defence. Steven Gerrard was superb driving his team on but disappointingly not enough of his team-mates were in the same mood. Everton had the best of the first half but Jagielka made two superb blocks to deny Liverpool. Liverpool were better in the second half but Everton were disappointing in the way they settled for a draw in the second half as they tried to time waste at every opportunity. Everton must feel aggrieved that Distin’s effort was ruled out because there looked little wrong with the goal. Sturridge was poor today and looked like he didn’t like the physical treatment from the Everton defence. This derby won’t live long in the memory.

 

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3 Responses to “Liverpool 0-0 Everton Match Report”

  1. Steve1985 May 5, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    With new owners, a new stadium, eleven new players and a new manager LFC will soon be back in the so-called “Champions” League. Maybe even as champions. Yeah, right.
    Champions of Merseyside might just be possible. Maybe. But beyond that trips to Blackpool or Hartlepool is more likely than trips to Europe. Relegation can’t be ruled out.

  2. Omensa May 6, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    The inconsistancy can only meant 1thing that is lack of experience and cowardice on the part of rodger prompt me 2 fear 4 him and Lfc next summer. Why? Cos rodgers hasn’t learn from his mistakes inccured already and his inconsistancy prevails that can insight me on my thought that lfc should got 4 Jurken Klopp this summer after he’s won the championsLeague with DORTMUND then he w’d jump in our favour and accept in goodfaith with open arms. He’s tactically astute,experience and far better than rodgers so fsg shld consider klopp this summer.

  3. Omensa May 6, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    The inconsistancy can only meant 1thing that is lack of experience and cowardness on the part of rodgers prompt me 2 fear 4 him and Lfc next summer. Why? Cos rodgers hasn’t learn from his mistakes inccured already and his inconsistancy prevails. That can insight me on my thought that lfc should go 4 Jurken Klopp this summer after he’s won the championsLeague with DORTMUND then he w’d jump in our favour and accept in goodfaith with open arms. He’s tactically astute,experience and far better than rodgers so fsg shld consider klopp this summer.

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