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Liverpool 1-1 Everton

  • Liverpool frustrated by neighbours Everton thanks to Wayne Rooney's penalty.
  • Rooney struck with 15 minutes remaining after Dejan Lovren fouled Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
  • Reds took the lead through Mohamed Salah, who curled in a corker.
  • Liverpool: Mignolet, Gomez, Klavan, Lovren, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Mane, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Solanke.
  • Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Martina, Gueye, Calvert-Lewin, Rooney, Davies, Sigurdsson, Niasse.
Wayne Rooney

Full-time: Liverpool 1-1 Everton

A resolute Everton earned a share of the spoils at Anfield, as Wayne Rooney converted a late penalty after Mohamed had given the Reds a first-half lead.

Wayne Rooney

Firmino just misses Coutinho's cross. Gomez then delivers a ball that finds Robertson, but the move ends with Henderson blasting high and over.

Four minutes of added time. A late winner in the offing?

Everton have a free-kick in Liverpool's half.

Sigurdsson takes, but again, it comes to nothing.

Schneiderlin now in the book after clattering into Milner. Danger man Coutinho is over the ball.

The Brazilian takes, but Pickford is equal to it.

Both managers making a change. Solanke is replaced by Danny Ings, who makes his first appearance in over a year.

For Everton, Phil Jagielka comes on for Wayne Rooney. 83 minutes gone.

Philippe Coutinho was summoned immediately after the equaliser. Oxlade-Chamberlain off.

Rooney blasts the penalty straight down the middle. His first goal in a Merseyside derby.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Everton (Rooney)

Everton earn their second penalty at Anfield since the second World War. Calvert-Lewin goes down after being challenged by Lovren.


A rare Everton foray forward earns the visitors a corner, which Sigurdsson takes.

It's a decent delivery, but Liverpool don't have to overly exert themselves to clear.

Henderson now down, again.

Jurgen Klopp decides to take off goalscorer Salah. His replacement? Roberto Firmino. Doesn't get any better for Everton.

Gomez meets a Salah free-kick flush, but his effort nestles on the top of the goal.

Allardyce's changes certainly haven't worked. Could he look to Lookman to change things?

Martina is having a howler at left-back. He almost gifts Solanke a wonderful opportunity to make it 2-0, but Sigurdsson converges on the youngster in the nick of time.

Salah is getting more and more joy as he comes inside, but his latest effort goes high over the bar.

Liverpool completely ensconced in Everton's half. It's pathetic from the visitors, quite frankly.

A strong intervention from Kenny prevents Mane from doubling the lead.

Oxlade-Chamberlain then forces a corner out of Gueye, which is cleared acrobatically by Holgate.

Salah should have made it 2-0. The Egyptian gets on the end of a cross to the backstick but contrives to place his header wide. Everton off the hook again.

Liverpool on the front foot immediately as Milner fires towards goal. It goes well wide.

Second half set to get underway as Everton make two changes.

Schneiderlin and Lennon come on in place of Davies and Niasse.

The gamechanger.

Mohamed Salah

Half-time: Liverpool 1-0 Everton

Salah with the only goal.

Everton manage to muster a shot on target as Sigurdsson shoots on the half-volley. Easy for Mignolet.

It should be 2-0. Williams commits himself and Mane drives away, with Liverpool three on one. Mane should square, but he drags wide. Major let-off for Everton.

Salah tries to perform the same trick as he curls one towards goal but Williams gets his head behind it.

It goes for a corner, which ends with Oxlade-Chamberlain firing a volley over.

Salah finds the top corner with a lovely strike.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Everton (Salah)

Niasse almost hands Gomez a golden opportunity to dart in on goal but the young defender is just about crowded out by Everton's backline.

Gueye is the second player to go into the book, tackling Mane from behind.

Committed from both sides so far, as the snow falls over Merseyside.

Wayne Rooney and James Milner

Referee Pawson decides to caution Sigurdsson for absolutely no reason whatsoever. The Iceland international can count himself unlucky after winning the ball from Henderson, who is now receiving treatment.

Liverpool yet to trouble Jordan Pickford but are applying plenty of pressure on Everton's overly defensive system, which is holding firm for the time being.

Rooney tries to find Niasse but the Senegal star gives away a needless foul. The latter could well be pulled at half-time.

Pickford fails valiantly to prevent a corner as Milner's shot deflects wide.

The corner is cleared but Klavan then tries to find Milner, who is shoved into the advertising hoardings by Rooney. Goal kick.

Liverpool win a free-kick on the edge of Everton's box after Kenny tripped Milner.

Oxlade-Chamberlain delivers a cross-cum-shot, but it doesn't test Pickford.

Gomez's cross eventually finds Mane, who finds Solanke, but the young forward can't find Salah as Pickford gathers.

Everton foray forward but nothing comes of it as Niasse and Calvert-Lewin fail to land a serious glove on the Reds.

Gomez catches Martina late but somehow escapes a booking from referee Craig Pawson, who has made a number of questionable decisions already.

Oxlade-Chamberlain shoves Sigurdsson over as Liverpool build another head of steam. Everton are so deep in their own area and offering nothing up top so far, but it's still 0-0.

Milner finds Mane with a clever reverse pass but the Senegal star can only find Pickford with his delivery.

Mane then surges forward again, only to be stopped by his compatriot Gueye.

It's very much attack against defence so far.

Ashley Williams and Dominic Solanke

Everton under serious pressure already here. Allardyce absolutely incandescent with anger on the touchline. They're holding out for now, but this gameplan won't hold out.

Liverpool get fortunate as a mix-up between Rooney and Kenny allows Mane in, but the Senegalese slips at the vital moment.

Liverpool come again through Salah, whose cross finds Milner, whose shot is blocked by Kenny.

Robertson tries to whip a nice ball into the box but it is meat and drink for Pickford, who then smashes the ball out of play before giving the ball straight back to Mignolet.

Davies wins a foul after being clattered by Milner. Kenny takes, but his decent delivery just evades Calvert-Lewin.

Liverpool hound Everton out of possession and win the ball high. Sarah looks to cause trouble before feeding the ball back to Henderson, who fires over.

Everton get us underway at Anfield. Eventually, as they made a hash of the kick-off.

Holgate launches the ball forward and it goes for a Liverpool goal kick.

The teams emerge from the tunnel. A rapturous reception greets them.

Some words of encouragement from Everton's Ross Barkley.

We are mere moments away from kick-off at Anfield. A final reminder of today's teams:

Liverpool: Mignolet, Gomez, Klavan, Lovren, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Mane, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Solanke.

Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Martina, Gueye, Calvert-Lewin, Rooney, Davies, Sigurdsson, Niasse.

15 minutes to go now. Everton will look to end a seven-year wait for a victory over their bitter rivals, while Jurgen Klopp will look to make it four straight wins over the Toffees as Liverpool boss.

The cold has been braved by many, as you would expect. Hopefully there won't be many empty seats - many supporters' travel plans were disrupted by the snow.

Liverpool vs Everton

What Everton would give to have a prime Tim Cahill back in their side for this match. He is a free agent...

Less than half an hour to go until kick-off. A reminder of today's teams:

Liverpool: Mignolet, Gomez, Klavan, Lovren, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Mane, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Solanke.

Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Martina, Gueye, Calvert-Lewin, Rooney, Davies, Sigurdsson, Niasse.

Coutinho's omission from the line-up may harden his stance over a move away.

The Sunday Mirror claims Coutinho, 25, has his heart set on moving to the Nou Camp despite being made captain and scoring a hat-trick in Liverpool's 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow in the Champions League last week.

The Brazilian playmaker was the subject of three transfer bids from Barcelona during the last summer transfer window – the biggest of which amounted to £114m ($153m) – but Liverpool remained adamant that he would not be sold for any price.

Coutinho ended up filing a transfer request in an attempt to force through a move, but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and owner Fenway Sports Group refused to alter their stance.

The Reds are in the building, no doubt full of confidence after recent results.

Klopp also discusses his rotation policy which sees Coutinho and Firmino dropped to the bench:

It's a part of the season where you have to make the changes when you can make the changes. I think all the Champions League sides, or Europa League sides, made a lot of changes [in midweek].

"Their games, maybe they were not as important as ours was, we had to go through a very intense game.

"It was not intense in the physical way but in [terms of] concentration level it was and in the preparation everything was very intense. We have another game like this today so we had to make a few changes and I'm really happy to have the opportunity to do it.

I know that people probably say that Liverpool is flying at the moment but if we are flying today we fly out of the game.

"We need to be ready for a proper fight, we have to show that it's our stadium, it's our home ground, and I really want to see that."

Jurgen Klopp
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Klopp has given his reasoning for Solanke's inclusion:

"He's good enough. There are a lot of English players on the pitch today so they know about the importance of the derby, for sure.

"Dom is a footballer from head to toe, he is all around a really proper professional. I'm happy for him that he can [have this chance]."

'Super' Kevin Campbell braves the snow to watch his beloved Blues. The former Everton man's goal at Anfield in 1999 helped Everton secure their last victory at their old ground.

Daniel Sturridge - a thorn in Everton's side in recent years - will miss the 229th edition of the Merseyside derby with a hamstring problem.

Daniel Sturridge

How important will Everton's homegrown contingent prove to be today?

Klopp has made a whole host of changes from the win against Spartak, but the most glaring are certainly the removals of Coutinho and Firmino from the starting line-up.

The Brazilians, so crucial to the Reds' rise in recent weeks, are benched in place of Oxlade-Chamberlain and Solanke, who makes only his second Premier League start. Milner and Henderson both come in for Can and Moreno respectively.


Liverpool: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Can, Coutinho, Firmino, Ings

Everton: Joel, Schneiderlin, Keane, Jagielka, Lennon, Vlasic, Lookman

Everton's starting line-up in text form:

Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Martina, Gueye, Calvert-Lewin, Rooney, Davies, Sigurdsson, Niasse.

Liverpool's starting line-up in text form:

Mignolet, Gomez, Klavan, Lovren, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Mane, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Solanke.


One change for Everton, with Niasse coming in for Lennon.


Klopp springs a major surprise.

A shame that this is still necessary in 2017. Great work from both clubs, serving their community.

Suggestion of Coutinho and Firmino's omission grow stronger by the minute. Ballsy from Jurgen Klopp, but all will be revealed in a matter of moments.

Rumours that Coutinho and Firmino have been benched by Jurgen Klopp, with Dominic Solanke set to start.

Will the LFC boss actually break up the 'Fab Four'?

Pray tell, Carragher...

We'll know what he's talking about in 10 minutes time.

Everton signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang? Sam Allardyce didn't say no...

"Possibly," Allardyce said when asked about a move for Aubameyang in his press conference ahead of Everton's clash with Liverpool on Sunday (10 December).

"But it's the hardest thing to recruit today, a centre-forward that scores goals. Is it the right type of centre-forward? It's the most expensive area of the pitch.

"[Oumar] Niasse has scored a few, Sandro [Ramirez] hasn't quite settled yet, there are people who score goals here but my signings have to be correct and the right ones for Everton and right for my future. If you make bad signings, you get the sack, if you make good ones, you become a better manager."

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is ignoring the speculation surrounding Philippe Coutinho and insists he has not been told by Reds officials that the Brazilian will join Barcelona next month.

After scoring a hat-trick in Liverpool's 7-0 victory over Spartak Moscow in the final round of the Champions League group stage, Coutinho fuelled suggestions over a move to Barcelona by refusing to commit his future to Anfield, but the club's CEO Peter Moore moved to dampen talk of a January transfer on Friday (8 December).

"I have no reasons to think about that [Coutinho's future]," Klopp said in his press conference.

"It doesn't change my situation, we never speak about transfers in this moment. Whatever I can say will not stop so it makes no sense to answer it, it's a waste of time. If I say nothing people will speculate, but there is really nothing to say."

Jurgen Klopp and Philippe Coutinho
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It certainly isn't. The bragging rights of one of the most football-mad city's will be decided at about 4pm today.

The Blues have infiltrated enemy territory. Will they leave with three points?

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that Phil Jagielka is available to face Liverpool after recovering from an unspecified knock but revealed that Leighton Baines is still not ready to return from a calf problem that has kept him sidelined for the Toffees' last three matches.

Jagielka's return slightly eases Everton's injury concerns, but with the likes of Baines, Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman all unavailable, the Toffees will face Liverpool without some of the most vital components of their squad.

"We've got Phil back and Michael Keane back which is good," Allardyce said in his press conference. "Baines, Barkley, Coleman, Bolasie are not in the squad at the moment, as well as others who are a bit more long-standing and would play major parts in Everton's side.

"As soon as we get those back, it gives me a greater headache on team selection. Players have done a fantastic job, two wins back to back, but Liverpool is a different kettle of fish. It's a big game, a big derby against players who are in outstanding form on the frontline."

Phil Jagielka
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Alberto Moreno will miss his side's clash against Everton on Sunday [10 December] and could be out for up to a fortnight after suffering an injury during his side's 7-0 drubbing of Spartak Moscow on Wednesday.

Moreno, who has enjoyed something of a renaissance at Anfield after looking destined to leave in the summer, seemed to twist his ankle when stretching to clear a low ball in the penalty area against Spartak and looked in some discomfort as he trudged down the tunnel just before half-time.

"We're not sure what it is yet. It's around the tendon," Klopp said in his press conference. "We have to make further assessment. It could be one week or it could be a couple of weeks."

Alberto Moreno
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Tadic seems to be wearing gardening gloves.

Anyway, Xhaka's header feeds Lacazette, who manages to wriggle away from Yoshida and Van Dijk before shooting straight at Forster.

Arsenal try the patient approach as they bid to get back on level terms but Ozil's lofted pass is gobbled up well by Forster.

Saints press high and look to get in again, but Stephens is adjudged to have fouled Sanchez.

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Jurgen Klopp's men are in fine fettle, scoring 12 goals in their last two games, but they face a resurgent Everton side who have won their last three matches, with three clean sheets to boot.

Sam Allardyce was the last visiting manager to beat Liverpool at Anfield all the way back in April, when Crystal Palace secured a priceless 2-1 victory, and Everton will be hoping 'Big Sam' can work his magic once more - the Toffees haven't won at their old stadium since 1999.

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