Date: 9th April 2018 at 2:49pm
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Everton
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Liverpool

Goodison Park

Premier League

07/04/2018, 12.30pm BST

Attendance: 39,220

Referee: Michael Oliver

Everton Liverpool
Jordan Pickford Loris Karius
Seamus Coleman Nathaniel Clyne
Phil Jagielka (c) Virgil van Dijk
Michael Keane Dejan Lovren
Leighton Baines Ragnar Klavan
Tom Davies 79' Jordan Henderson (c)
Morgan Schneiderlin Georginio Wijnaldum
Wayne Rooney 57' James Milner 68'
Theo Walcott Sadio Mané 74'
Yannick Bolasie 61' Dominic Solanke
Cenk Tosun Danny Ings 89'

Substitutes

Joel Robles Simon Mignolet
Cuco Martina T.Alexander-Arnold 89'
Ramiro Funes Mori Conor Masterson
Idrissa Gueye 57' Curtis Jones
Beni Baningime 79' Rafael Camacho
D.Calvert-Lewin 61' A.Oxlade-Chamberlain 68'
Oumar Niasse Roberto Firmino 74'

Game Statistics

6 Goal attempts 10
1 On Target 3
3 Corners 2
12 Fouls 7
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
38 % 62

All the stats as the latest Merseyside derby is surprisingly uneventful with the Reds and Blues playing out a goalless draw…

Reds boss Jürgen Klopp made five changes from the 3-0 Champions League win over Manchester City in midweek, and as expected decided not to risk Premier League top scorer Mohamed Salah with the quarter-final second leg on Tuesday.

Andrew Robertson was also absent from the squad, while Trent Alexander-Arnold, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain dropped to the bench.

In the absence of Arnold, and the injured Joe Gomez, Nathaniel Clyne made his first start of the season after recovering from a long-term back injury, while forward Danny Ings made his first league start for the club since October 2015.

A positive Everton line-up featured four attacking players in Wayne Rooney, Yannick Bolasie, Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosan, but the hosts carried little threat until the closing stages when the first two had already been withdrawn.

In essence it was a familiar story with four of the previous five Premier League meetings also ending in draws and the Toffees registering just four goals in the eight top-flight Merseyside derbies leading into Saturday’s encounter.


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