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Liverpool 1-1 Everton: Jurgen Klopp accused of disrespecting Toffees as Wayne Rooney pegs Reds back

Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Everton in a 1-1 draw in today’s Merseyside Derby at Anfield, with Wayne Rooney cancelling out Mohamed Salah’s opener.

The Reds made some surprise selection choices, leaving Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino out of the starting line up, while Salah was taken off in the 67th minute with the score still at 1-0.

Plenty for Jurgen Klopp to mull over after another frustrating result…

Man of the match

mohamed salah

Mohamed Salah was the stand-out man for Liverpool again

Despite surprisingly going off early, Salah was the clear stand-out performer once again with a moment of true magic giving Liverpool a 1-0 lead in the first half.

Up against a solid Everton side, the Egyptian somehow found space to wriggle past two Toffees defenders in the box and curl home in sublime style.

Salah provided the spark Liverpool needed and it’s no surprise things fell apart for them somewhat once he was subbed off in an unwise move by manager Jurgen Klopp.

Flop of the match

Dejan Lovren

Dejan Lovren cost Liverpool points once again

Oh dear, it is of course Dejan Lovren once again as his poor play lead to Everton’s equaliser from the penalty spot.

The Croatian had been doing alright until that point, but always seems to have a costly error in him that makes him a huge liability to this Reds side.

While some would argue the decision was soft, Lovren gave the referee something to think about with a totally needless push when under no pressure at all.

Stat of the match

It seems like it’s about this man every week, but in fairness, how can you ignore his ridiculous numbers?

Salah’s goal today puts him on 19 for the season already, matching his total tally for Roma last season – and Eden Hazard’s best-ever tally in a Chelsea shirt.

Player ratings

Liverpool: Mignolet 6, Lovren 5, Klavan 6, Gomez 7, Robertson 7, Henderson 6, Milner 6, Oxlade-Chamberlain 6, Mane 7, Salah 9, Solanke 6/ Subs: Firmino 6, Coutinho 6, Ings 6

Everton: Pickford 6, Williams 7, Holgate 6, Kenny 7, Martina 6, Davies 6, Gueye 7, Niasse 5, Sigurdsson 6, Rooney 7, Calvert-Lewin 6/ Subs: Lennon 6, Schneiderlin 6, Jagielka 6

Reaction

It’s just a lot of anger and frustration from Liverpool fans, who have accused Klopp of disrespecting his opposition with his initial team selection and for taking Salah off when it was still just 1-0, while others made Lovren the target of their post-match ranting…

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