Date: 9th April 2018 at 2:49pm
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Everton
0 – 0
Liverpool

Goodison Park

Premier League

07/04/2018, 12.30pm BST

Attendance: 39,220

Referee: Michael Oliver

EvertonLiverpool
Jordan PickfordLoris Karius
Seamus ColemanNathaniel Clyne
Phil Jagielka (c)Virgil van Dijk
Michael KeaneDejan Lovren
Leighton BainesRagnar Klavan
Tom Davies79'Jordan Henderson (c)
Morgan SchneiderlinGeorginio Wijnaldum
Wayne Rooney57'James Milner68'
Theo WalcottSadio Mané74'
Yannick Bolasie61'Dominic Solanke
Cenk TosunDanny Ings89'

Substitutes

Joel RoblesSimon Mignolet
Cuco MartinaT.Alexander-Arnold89'
Ramiro Funes MoriConor Masterson
Idrissa Gueye57'Curtis Jones
Beni Baningime79'Rafael Camacho
D.Calvert-Lewin61'A.Oxlade-Chamberlain68'
Oumar NiasseRoberto Firmino74'

Game Statistics

6Goal attempts10
1On Target3
3Corners2
12Fouls7
0Yellow Cards0
0Red Cards0
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and Cenk Tosan, but the hosts carried little threat until the closing stages when the first two had already been withdrawn.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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