Alisson shines, attack doesn’t work and Liverpool draw with Everton

After two straight victories, Liverpool went to the Goodison Park stadium to face Everton, their main rivals, in another round of the Premier League. Everton, by the way, had five matches still without a win in England’s national elite. Despite many chances created on both sides, the game had a great performance by the goalkeepers and the score did not go from 0 to 0.

The draw leaves Liverpool provisionally in fifth place with nine points. Everton, with just four points, is 14th, and can still lose positions in the round.

Liverpool return to the field next Wednesday (07), at 16hs (GMT), when they will face Napoli, away from home, for the Champions League. In the Premier League, the next game will be on the 10th of September, against Wolverhampton. Everton, in turn, will only return to the field on September 11, to face Arsenal, away from home, in the Premier League.

Alisson, Pickford and goalkeeper avoid goals

In the beginning of the match, Liverpool had more possession of the ball and created plays, but had difficulties to take danger. Meanwhile, Everton abused quick attacks and took danger. In the first chance, Onana received from Maupay and hit a cross to Alisson’s defense. Then Maupay hit straight, but missed.

Liverpool’s first chance only came after 10 minutes. After Arnold’s cross from the right, Darwin appeared with a header, but sent it out. Everton’s answer came in a shot by Gordon, who took a risk from the edge of the penalty area, but stopped in defense of Alisson.

Alisson, Liverpool goalkeeper

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However, Everton’s big chance came in the 30th minute. In a move from the right, the ball was played for Maupay, who shared it with Van Dijk. The ball was left for Tom Davies, who finished beautifully, but hit the right post. Then it was Liverpool’s turn to threaten, when Darwin tried another header after a cross from the right, but sent it over the goal.

In the first half, Liverpool had two chances to open the scoring. In the first, Joe Gomez threw in the measure for Darwin, who arrived hitting. Pickford palmed and the ball hit the crossbar. On the rebound, Luis Díaz recovered and risked, but stamped the left post. With no more chances, the first half ended goalless.

Firmino on the pitch and Liverpool’s pressure

In the return for the second half, Liverpool returned with Roberto Firmino in place of Fábio Carvalho. The first chance came from the visiting team, who tried to play through the middle, but the ball ended up on the left. Tsimikas submitted it on the first try and sent it over. Everton’s answer came with Maupay, who received it from Iwobi and turned a bicycle, but sent it over the top.

Shortly after, Iwobi took a risk from outside the area, but sent it out. After 15 minutes, the goalkeepers began to shine. In the first, Roberto Firmino hit a cross, but Pickford made a great save and sent it to a corner. After the charge, the Brazilian appeared with a header and sent it to the goal, but the Everton goalkeeper made another save.

Jordan Pickford, Everton’s goalkeeper, also made great saves

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Pickford’s streak continued soon after, on Fabinho’s shot, but the Everton goalkeeper saved. With Liverpool all in attack, Everton found a quick counterattack. The ball was left for Maupay, who hit the goal, but stopped in Alisson’s defense. At 25, Gray crossed, Maupay dominated and hit crossed and Coady just braced for the empty goal. However, after VAR analysis, Everton’s goal was disallowed for offside.

Everton still had a good chance at the end of the match, when the shot deflected in the defense and headed towards the goal, but Alisson made a great save. The next threat was Liverpool. Salah played for Firmino, who hit first, but stopped in good defense by Pickford. In stoppage time, Salah received and hit first, but Pickford spread and the ball still touched the post to end the goalkeepers’ show in the classic and ensure the 0-0.

The article is in Portuguese

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