Premier League, Liverpool – Everton

  • Liverpool – Everton 2-0 (0-0)

After two very different seasons for the team, it is time for the Merseyside derby at Anfield. It was an important match for both, as Liverpool battled for league gold against Manchester City and Everton struggled to retain their place in the Premier League.

The first half was filled with a lot of drama and high temperatures between the two teams. The scoring even if not, and the team went goalless at the break.

In the second half, the Reds scored after Andrew Robertson scored through Mohamed Salah’s goal post. Then the atmosphere at Anfield is not something that can be touched.

MATCH WINNER: Divock Origi scores after 25 minutes on the pitch. Photo: Peter Byrne / Pa . Photo
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Five minutes from full time, Divock Origi slotted home Liverpool’s second, following a fine goal kick through a brass strike by Luis Diaz.

– It’s a nail in a coffin, says TV commentator 2 yvind Alsaker.

It was also the last goal of the game, and Liverpool took all three points. They are one point behind Manchester City in the standings.

– He is a fantastic striker, Virgil van Dijk said of Origi to TV 2 after the game.

High temperature

Liverpool opened weakly and after half the game, Everton asked for a penalty. Referee Stuart Attwell disagreed, and awarded a free kick in the other direction in addition to the visitors’ yellow card Anthony Gordon.

The decision looked right on reruns and TV 2 expert commentator Nils Johan Semb agreed with the decision.

FURTHER: Andrew Robertson wasn't happy with the filming of Anthony Gordon.  Photo: Phil Noble / Reuters

FURTHER: Andrew Robertson wasn’t happy with the filming of Anthony Gordon. Photo: Phil Noble / Reuters
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– I think he fell too easily, he said before he saw the replay. After the replay, he was more confident in his case.

Just before the end, Everton’s Richarlison went down for the count. Atwell chose to ignore the Brazilian and let the game run its course. Then Abdoulaye Doucouré chose to kick Fabinho and ran towards the referee.

Doucouré had given the marching orders, his manager wouldn’t be happy. Liverpool’s Sadio Mané also received a yellow card after hitting Allan in the face.

It was also one of the last things that happened before they went to the locker room for a break. A game with a lot of drama, but no goals for either team.

– An awkward play concludes it Simen (Stams Møller), says Jan-Henrik Børslid in the studio during break.

Elleville joy scene

The first ten minutes of the second half was the closest time for Everton to score. Alex Iwobi sent a fine stick in the back room, but Gordon sent it past Alisson and into goal.

Then comes the score. After a good combination of Divock Origi and Mohamed Salah. The latter posted a good post on the back post. The ball passed Diogo Jota, but Andrew Robertson slipped back there and took the lead.

ELLEVILL CHEERS: The whole Anfield cheered as they drilled a hole at the boiling point of the score.  Photo.  Phil Noble / Reuters

ELLEVILL CHEERS: The whole Anfield cheered as they drilled a hole at the boiling point of the score. Photo. Phil Noble / Reuters
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After the goal, the home team increasingly controlled the match, but still allowed the visitors to get some chances.

Just before the end, the home fans could breathe a sigh of relief. Substitute Divock Origi rose high after a fine “post” by Luis Diaz, and doubled the lead. Thus, the home team ran away with all the points against their city rivals.

On Wednesday, Villareal will come to Anfield for the first of two finishes in the Champions League semi-finals.

Henrietta Fairbank

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