The gap is only 1 point for a long time. Manchester City are running ahead, Liverpool are also running with a sigh of relief on their necks. And that is why the fight for the title in the Premier League has got another dimension this season. City made 4 points in yesterday’s 5-1 win over Watford, but it was one match more. Today, Liverpool got a chance to reduce that gap to 1 point again, against city rivals Everton. Jুrgen Klopp’s team made no mistake. Andy Robertson and Divak Origi’s goal gave the All Reds a 3-0 lead with three points to their name. At the same time, they sent a message to City that they will not give any concession in this fight with City before the end of the league.
Man City are still top of the Premier League with 60 points from 33 matches. Liverpool with 69 points. However, Everton is in danger of losing today. Frank Lampard’s team is ranked 16th in the league with 29 points from 32 matches. Below them are only Watford and Norwich. Burnley is at No. 18 with 31 points from 33 matches. At the end of the season, the bottom three teams of the league will go down to the next step.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp made two changes to his XI squad for the 4-0 win over Manchester United on Tuesday. Jordan Henderson and Lewis Diaz replaced Diego Jota and Naby Keita on the bench. The thrill of the Merseyside Derby wasn’t much in the first half. Liverpool also missed the normal game due to Everton’s over-defensive tactics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Liverpool won the derby against City
Before the break, neither team had a single shot in the opponent’s goal. Abdullah Dukure got the best chance in the 34th minute. Richardson’s pass from Liverpool goalkeeper Alison alone, but he hit the ball far out of the post. Mo Salah-Saadi also took a couple of shots. But none of the goals. Everton winger Anthony Gordon got a good chance after the break. In the 56th minute, Alex Ioby got the ball from the pass and he also took a shot outside the post.
Origio, whose name was roared by Anfield’s supporters, finally made it to the scoring in the 85th minute. The Belgian forward sent the ball into Everton’s net with a great header from a great bicycle kick by Luis Diaz. That goal actually ensured the victory of Liverpool. In all competitions, he has scored 7 goals against Everton, and he has not scored more goals against any other team in Liverpool’s jersey.