Liverpool completely dominated todays Merseyside Derby, but after going 1-0 up through man of the moment Mo Salah they couldn’t get the all-important second goal, and Everton made them pay when Wayne Rooney smashed home a penalty late on. Let’s see how the players rated …
Raced off his line to intercept well from Niasse early on, apart from that was a spectator until the penalty.
A beast. Won every 50/50 and showed real quality on the ball.
The big Croatian will go down as the villain for giving away the penalty, it was a really harsh decision though to be fair.
Dealt with whatever limited amount of action came his way easily.
Got forward well, but his crossing let him down at times.
Excellent. His best performance since joining the club.
Neat and tidy in possession, and broke up play well when needed.
Nothing fancy, but kept his side ticking over nicely in the centre of the park.
Salah 9 (MOTM)
Superb. Is getting closer and closer to that world-class bracket with every passing game.
Ok. Kept the Everton centre-backs honest, but didn’t get the chance he craved.
Is not playing at anywhere near his usual level, made a mess when clean through on the stroke of half-time and that proved to be very costly in the end.
Not able to impact the game he would have wanted to.
No chance with the goal. Made a few decent saves and commanded his area really well.
Stood up to wave after wave of Liverpool attacks.
Made a couple of crucial defensive interventions.
Ok, but still looks as if his best days are well and truly behind him.
Absolutely destroyed by Salah.
Doesn’t have the legs to play on the right wing, but showed why managers keep shoe-horning him into their teams when he played the pass that won the penalty, and then stepped up and converted it.
Is going to be a top player, but there is no dressing it up, he was absolutely abysmal today and was hooked at half-time.
Probably his sides best player, he was the only Everton midfielder who was able to get close to their Liverpool counterparts.
Worked hard, but zero impact in attacking areas.
Faced a thankless task upfront for The Blues, hung in there though and did well to win his side a penalty.
Ineffectual and withdrawn at half-time.
A shadow of the player that impressed at Southampton.
Caused Liverpool a few problems down the right.