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  • Liverpool
  • Mohamed Salah 42'
  • Roberto Firmino replaces Mohamed Salah 67'
  • Lovren 76'
    Coutinho replaces Oxlade-Chamberlain 78'
  • Danny Ings replaces Solanke 82'
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  • Sigurdsson 36'
  • Gueye 42'
  • Schneiderlin replaces Niasse 45'
    Lennon replaces Davies 45'
  • Rooney 77'
  • Jagielka replaces Rooney 83'
  • Schneiderlin 85'
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Starting XI - Liverpool: Mignolet, Robertson, Gomez, Klavan, Lovren, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mané, Mohamed Salah, Milner, Solanke Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Cuco Martina, Gueye, Davies, Rooney, Niasse, Calvert-Lewin, Sigurdsson

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    Second Half ends, Liverpool 1, Everton 1.

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    Attempt missed. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

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    Foul by Ragnar Klavan (Liverpool).

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    Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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    Attempt missed. Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho with a cross following a corner.

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    Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Idrissa Gueye.

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    Attempt saved. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) is saved.

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    Attempt saved. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

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    Morgan Schneiderlin (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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    James Milner (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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4-3-3
  • Mignolet
  • Gomez
  • Klavan
  • Lovren
  • Robertson
  • Milner
  • Henderson
  • Coutinho
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Danny Ings
  • Mané
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  • Pickford
  • Cuco Martina
  • Williams
  • Holgate
  • Kenny
  • Sigurdsson
  • Gueye
  • Lennon
  • Jagielka
  • Schneiderlin
  • Calvert-Lewin
Liverpool Everton
Mignolet 22 1 Pickford
Yellow CardLovren 6 5 Williams
Milner 7 10 Rooney (Jagielka 83'')
Mohamed Salah (Roberto Firmino 67'') 11 15 Cuco Martina
Gomez 12 17 GueyeYellow Card
Henderson 14 18 SigurdssonYellow Card
Klavan 17 19 Niasse (Yellow Card Schneiderlin 45'')
Mané 19 26 Davies (Lennon 45'')
Oxlade-Chamberlain (Coutinho 78'') 21 29 Calvert-Lewin
Robertson 26 30 Holgate
Solanke (Danny Ings 82'') 29 43 Kenny
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Karius 1 2 Schneiderlin
Wijnaldum 5 4 Keane
Roberto Firmino 9 6 Jagielka
Coutinho 10 12 Lennon
Can 23 27 Vlasic
Danny Ings 28 31 Lookman
Alexander-Arnold 66 33 Robles

Starting XI - Liverpool: Mignolet, Robertson, Gomez, Klavan, Lovren, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mané, Mohamed Salah, Milner, Solanke Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Cuco Martina, Gueye, Davies, Rooney, Niasse, Calvert-Lewin, Sigurdsson


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Wayne Rooney’s second-half penalty earned Everton a point in the 229th Merseyside derby at Anfield.

The forward notched his first goal against Liverpool for the Toffees in the 75th minute after Dominic Calvert-Lewin had been pushed inside the area by Dejan Lovren.

Rooney’s spot-kick cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s opener, scored three minutes before the break.

On an ice-cold afternoon, Liverpool occupied more of the possession but encountered a well-organised, disciplined defensive performance from the Toffees.

The draw took Everton’s unbeaten run to four matches, following the recent wins over West Ham United, Huddersfield Town and Apollon Limassol, conceding just one goal in the process.

Sam Allardyce restored 10 of the 11 players who started in the 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in the first match of his tenure as manager the previous weekend. The one alteration was the inclusion of Oumar Niasse who took the place of Aaron Lennon, meaning the Toffees began with two forwards; Calvert-Lewin leading the line alongside the Senegalese frontman.

Allardyce had been successful on his previous trip to Anfield last season, masterminding a 2-1 victory as boss of Crystal Palace in April. Prior to kick-off, both at his pre-match press conference and matchday interview, he reiterated that for a repeat away win, Everton’s players needed not to be overawed by the occasion and hype surrounding the 229th Merseyside derby. “It’s about getting the right balance, the right harmony and the right feeling in the dressing room for the lads to go out and explode and give their all in the game, using their intelligence as well as their ability,” issued Allardyce.

The opening moments passed by without too much incident, aside from an early effort from Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson which was safely watched over the bar by Jordan Pickford. The Blues then benefitted from an untimely slip from Sadio Mane inside the penalty area before Jonjoe Kenny, playing in his first Merseyside derby, made an important block to repel Salah’s goalbound attempt.

Everton were forced to withstand plenty of early pressure from the hosts but the Blues fought hard without the ball, digging in and getting bodies in the way to prevent Liverpool from creating anything clear-cut throughout the majority of the first half.

That was until the 42nd minute when Salah netted the game’s breakthrough goal. The Egyptian wriggled past Cuco Martina and Idrissa Gana Gueye’s challenges and bent a left-footed curler into the top corner, out of the reach of Pickford.

Liverpool then had two chances to go into half-time holding a greater advantage but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mane were off-target with a volley and run-and-shot respectively.

Everton’s best chance to equalise came in first-half stoppage time when Sigurdsson brought a low save out of Simon Mignolet.

Allardyce altered things at the interval, making a double change. On came Morgan Schneiderlin and Lennon for Tom Davies and Niasse. The switch saw Rooney play further up the pitch and more centrally having been deployed on the right side during the opening half.

The Everton captain’s first involvement of the second half was to release Calvert-Lewin who raced onto a slide-rule pass but got caught in two minds between shooting and squaring to Sigurdsson.

This move came shortly after Salah had gone close to netting his and Liverpool’s second with a header that was guided narrowly past the post.

Mane acrobatically volleyed the ball into Pickford’s hands and the Everton keeper needed to get a touch on Chamberlain’s low centre from the right, as the second half followed a similar pattern to the first with Liverpool seeing more of the possession. Joe Gomez also placed a header onto the roof of the net.

Everton got themselves back level a quarter of an hour remaining through Rooney’s clinically dispatched penalty.

Calvert-Lewin latched on Rooney’s ball from deep and after controlling, he was sent to the turf inside the area by Dejan Lovren.

Up stepped Rooney to hammer home only the second Everton penalty awarded at Anfield since 1937.

It was enough to give the Blues a well-earned point as they battled hard in the closing stages to keep out their city rivals.