Everton wasted a number of late chances to beat Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.Jurgen Klopp’s side blew away Manchester City in midweek but they couldn’t match that level of performance here.
The Reds came into the game just three days after their outstanding 3-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League، but controlled the game in the first-half، going close with efforts from Dominic Solanke and James Milner.
However، they also needed heroics from Loris Karius، who made an amazing save to deny Yannick Bolasie on 22 minutes.
The second-half drifted as Jurgen Klopp’s side became increasingly fatigued and despite a late Toffees flurry، the game finished goalless.
Jurgen Klopp insisted his team selection would be based on how players had recovered from their exertions against City in midweek، rather than resting them ahead of the second leg.
But the Liverpool boss’ decision to make five changes suggests his focus is on the Champions League reverse at the Etihad.
As expected there was no Salah، while Firmino، Oxlade-Chamberlain، Alexander-Arnold and Robertson were also missing.