Carlo Ancelotti was hailed for a ‘tactical victory’ over rival Jurgen Klopp as Everton claimed a monumental 2-Zero win over Liverpool at Anfield.
An early Richarlison purpose and Gylfi Sigurdsson’s second-half penalty ended a wretched 22-year await victory at their rivals’ residence.
The consequence additionally brings up an embarrassing stat for the champions, who’ve misplaced 4 league residence matches for the primary time since 1923.
It places Everton degree on factors with Liverpool and Ancelotti’s males have performed a match much less.
Sloppy Liverpool created many possibilities however had been thwarted by the likes of Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane.
They’ll even be sweating on the health of Jordan Henderson, who hobbled off within the first half holding each his hamstrings and groin on an evening the place nearly the whole lot that would have gone mistaken for Liverpool did.
However full marks should go to Everton, who arrange completely with talkSPORT’s Sam Matterface labelling it a ‘tactical victory’ for Ancelotti.
Ancelotti will probably be stuffed with reward for his gamers although, notably Pickford, who made a variety of nice saves, together with a Henderson volley within the first half and an in depth vary effort to disclaim Mohamed Salah within the second.
Pickford’s reverse quantity Alisson saved out a point-blank header from Seamus Coleman however might do nothing about Richarlison’s opener.
The Brazilian bought goalside of Ozan Kabak as he latched onto James Rodriguez’s incisive move earlier than confidently drilling the ball residence.
Merseyside derbies: 236
Liverpool wins: 93
Everton wins: 67
Liverpool upped the ante after the break however couldn’t break by. Keane and Mason Holgate made good last-ditch clearances to disclaim the full of life Sadio Mane.
Everton then bought their second as Sigurdsson stroked the ball in from 12 yards out. The awarding of the spot-kick was controversial with Alexander-Arnold penalised for bringing down Dominic Calvert-Lewin, regardless of not realizing a lot about it.
Referee Chris Kavanagh was suggested to have a look at the incident once more on his pitchside monitor however barely glanced on the display screen as he caught to his weapons, one thing that didn’t sit nicely with Steve McMahon.
He mentioned on commentary for talkSPORT: “He’s taken no discover on the monitor in any respect, however that’s what it’s there for. VAR is failing in so some ways!”