Merseyside was painted blue as Everton beat Liverpool at Anfield for the first time in 22 years. The champions poor form continued as they were beaten 2-0 by their city rivals Everton.Liverpool has now lost four consecutive home matches in the Premier League.The midweek Champions League win over RB Leipzig did nothing to turn Liverpool’s woes around in the domestic League. The team currently is a pale shadow of what they were some few months ago and their confidence seems to have sunk very low due to consecutive poor performances.Richarlison gave Everton the lead by sliding the ball pass Alison from a James Rodriquez pass, after Thiago Alcantara lost possession in his own half when his misjudged header couldn’t reach
Ozan Kabak. The striker raced through three Liverpool defenders before slotting the ball pass Alison.Carlo Ancelotti’s men played to his game plan with determination and bravery as their host struggled get hold of the game with a first half sloppy performance. The introduction of Dominic Calvert-Lewin from the bench to join Richarlison in attack paid off as he earned a penalty off Trent Alexander-Arnold which Gylfi Sigurdsson expertly converted to give Everton a 2-0 lead.
Everton’s centre-backs Ben Godrey, Mason Holgate and Michael Keane defended aggressively to ensure that Liverpool’s deadly trio Salah, Mane and Firmino were so ineffective upfront.
Everton keeper Jordan Pickford deserves mention for his sterling performance in goal, as he pulled up great saves to deny any goals from Liverpool during the match to keep a clean sheet.
“Even though Liverpool have dominated possession, it means nothing if you create nothing,” Former Liverpool player Carragher said “That is a big problem for this Liverpool team at the moment.
“We keep talking about Virgil van Dijk and the problems at the back but very rarely when you see Liverpool play now do you expect them to score a goal.
This is Everton’s first win against Liverpool since 2010 and their first at Anfield since September 1999 and they now have same points as the Reds on the table having played a game fewer.
Liverpool: Alisson (6), Alexander-Arnold (6), Kabak (5), Henderson (6), Robertson (6), Thiago (6), Wijnaldum (6), Jones (6), Salah (6), Firmino (6), Mane (6)
Subs: Phillips (6), Origi (6), Shaqiri (6)
Everton: Pickford (8), Holgate (7), Coleman (7), Keane (8), Godfrey (7), Doucoure (7), Davies (8), Gomes (6), Rodriguez (7), Digne (7), Richarlison (8)
Subs: Calvert-Lewin (7), Iwobi (6)
Man of the match: Tom Davies