Liverpool's Salah, Mane, Thiago earn 8/10 in Merseyside derby draw vs

Liverpool's Salah, Mane, Thiago earn 8/10 in Merseyside derby draw vs

Liverpool FC headed into the game looking to make amends for their 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Aston Villa last time out.

Van Dijk was clattered knee-high by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

But with just 10 minutes remaining, Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his scintillating run of form with a spectacular towering header to ensure the bragging rights in the first derby of the season didn't go to the red half of the city.

The Premier League champions as Sadio Mane clinically put them ahead in the first few minutes, but things quickly took a downturn as Virgil van Dijk was forced off just minutes later as a effect of Jordan Pickford's challenge, which went unpunished by the officials.

Everton did finish the game down to 10 men as Richarlison was shown a straight red card for another risky lunge, this time on Thiago Alcantara.

The incident was replayed and McManaman, who was on commentary for the game, told viewers: "I have to turn away".

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It was seemingly only the fact an offside call had been made that meant Pickford avoided getting a card, with the VAR not checking for a red card.

Liverpool were hampered by having to play without its best defender for most of the match.

Everton took advantage of the Dutchman's absence, when, from a corner, Michael Keane rose at the near post to power a header past Adrian.

Plenty of us who thought Calvert-Lewin would struggle to score enough goals to make it into the top echelon are now gorging on humble pie, as he scored his 10th goal for Everton in all competitions this season to secure this point.

With a man advantage following Richarlison's dismissal in the 90th minute, Liverpool pressed to find the victor and thought it had secured all three points at the death.

Everton will be satisfied, and with good reason, at the character they showed, the threat they now possess up front, the menace and class provided by James Rodriguez and the fact that in derbies not so long ago a blow like Mohamed Salah's second goal for Liverpool would have finished them mentally and physically. Sadio Mane lashes the ball past Pickford! However, after a lengthy VAR consultation, Mane was deemed to be offside by the finest of margins.

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