Everton dent Liverpool’s title hopes at Goodison Park

Jurgen Klopp’s last Merseyside derby as Liverpool coach could not have gone any worse. Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes have been dealt an enormous blow by their rivals from throughout Stanley Park as Everton secured an important 2-0 win at Goodison Park.

It was a outcome that no person noticed coming. Liverpool, regardless of their title cost stuttering in latest weeks, have been nonetheless anticipated to dispatch an Everton workforce that conceded six targets to the present iteration of Chelsea, who might have conceded six away to Arsenal on Tuesday.

Sean Dyche seemingly by no means have dreamed the week since that defeat to Chelsea would have been so good. Not solely did the Blues defeat relegation rivals Nottingham Forest, however in beating Liverpool they secured three extra factors that no person anticipated.


It took half-hour for the opening aim to reach for the hosts, with Jarrad Branthwaite available to pounce on a rebound contained in the penalty space. The defender rifled house a shot from close-range, though there was a subsequent VAR test.

VAR knowledgeable Andy Madley that there might have been an offside within the build-up, though the assessment decided that this wasn’t the case and the aim was allowed to face.

Darwin Nunez’s season has been certainly one of missed probabilities. One other was to observe simply 5 minutes after Everton’s opener when the Uruguayan collected a tremendous go contained in the penalty space however his tame shot was straight on the goalkeeper.

Liverpool virtually drew degree with the final kick of the first-half. Luis Diaz made house contained in the penalty space and he curled a shot in direction of the underside proper nook, nonetheless Pickford was capable of parry the ball large.


Klopp won’t bear in mind his last Merseyside derby fondly

Liverpool did not appear to be a Klopp workforce for a lot of the match. Whereas not picked by many to complete atop the standings earlier than the beginning of the season, they have been firmly within the title race, nonetheless their late-season collapse has been stunning.

Everton had an opportunity via Dwight McNeil simply earlier than the hour, nonetheless his long-range effort hit the underside of the crossbar through a slight contact from Alisson Becker.

Everton, although, managed to double their benefit via a Dominic Calvert-Lewin header. The English ahead was capable of run into the penalty space and carry out an ideal leap above Liverpool’s defenders and Alisson had no likelihood.

Liverpool will go away Goodison Park understanding that their title hopes have been enormously damage, as they now sit factors behind Arsenal with 4 matches remaining. Manchester Metropolis sit 4 factors again of the Gunners, however with two video games in hand.

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