If you look at the points table of the English Premier League, you can see the difference between Liverpool and Everton. One group is running to win the quadruple while the other group is struggling to stop the relegation. However, this is not the case in the Merseyside Derby.
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Liverpool are at number two in the points table and Everton are at number 16. In the relegation zone. But in the Merseyside derby, Liverpool had to work hard to win against Everton, 2-0.
Winning the match at Anfield against Liverpool is not at all easy. However, if the normal rhythm of the All Reds can be disturbed at home, then the task becomes much easier. Despite being able to do so successfully for over an hour, Everton lost in the end.
Everton did not allow Liverpool to play at their own pace in the first half. Sadio means Mohammad Salahra could not open the scoring due to the team’s very defensive football. In addition, repeated fouls in the middle of the match to stop the normal pace of the Liverpool was able to stop. The Reds held the ball almost 73 percent of the time, but could not take a single shot on goal.
After being goalless in the first half, the second half started in the same way. However, coach Jর্গrgen Klopp changed plans in the second half to replace Luis Diaz as an extra forward. Liverpool derby expert Divok Origio replaced Diaz with Sadio Mann.
Origi played a big role in the first goal after playing one two with Mohammad Salah just 60 seconds later. Andy Robertson scored for Liverpool in the second post from Salah’s cross.
With five minutes left in the match, Origi himself got the ball in front of the post from Diaz’s pass and scored the second goal for the Reds in the header. This is his sixth goal in all competitions against Everton. Origi’s goal ensured Liverpool’s victory. Despite fighting, Everter lost 2-0 in the end.
As a result of this victory, Liverpool has been able to sustain itself by running for the league title. At the end of 33 matches, their points are 79. Man City are one point ahead in an equal number of matches. Their point is 60. There are still 5 matches left in the league. Everton are 16th in the league table with 29 points from 32 matches.