Liverpool share the spoils with Everton after the International break

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While some of Liverpool’s international contingents have served their respective national teams during the international break, not all the players worked that hard. However, marginal gains might be more critical than ever before as Liverpool aim to retain the title.

Unlike any other EPL season, fixture congestion is on the next level, while transfer deadline day taking place after the campaign had started has left teams struggling to integrate new players. However, a packed international schedule is taking things to another level. 

Liverpool shared the spoils with Everton last weekend, after ending the game with a 2-2 draw in a thrilling Merseyside derby. While Carlo Ancellotis men did their best in this game, they had to rise from behind to take home the single point. 

In the first half, Michael Keane’s header managed to cancel out Mane’s early opener, before Mo Salah appeared to have taken an undeserved win for Liverpool during the second half. However, Everton’s forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his scintillating form with only ten minutes left on the clock. 

The game’s main talking point came after Mane opened the scoring. Everton’s goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, appeared ready to receive a red card for challenging Virgil van Dijk. However, Pickford was saved by the whistle as it had been blown for a narrow offside decision.

With punters wagering on the match through Betway English Premier League betting, Everton were cut down to 10 men as Richarlison got a deserved red card for recklessly challenging Thiago. However, the Reds could not win the game despite Jordan Henderson’s attempt to secure the winning goal during the game’s last moments.

Lopsided Rivalry

Liverpool, who were intent on putting the humiliating 7-2 defeat by Aston Villa behind them, began the match at breakneck speed, with a well-deserved breakthrough goal coming only 3 minutes into the game. Salah’s pass found Andy Robertson, with the fullback cutting the ball inside the box for Mane to fire into the net. 

Ahead of this game, many Betway punters saw it as an excellent opportunity for Everton to claim a win from the Merseyside derby after years of planning. Liverpool have emerged victorious over their rivals for 22 years consecutively. That’s the longest unbeaten run that either of these two teams has ever recorded in the derby, and this game appeared to follow a familiar pattern.

This season, Everton have enjoyed an impressive resurgence under their new coach, Carlo Ancelloti, sitting at the top of the EPL table after four games. That’s all thanks to several great signings like Allan and James Rodriguez.

Bottom Line

While Liverpool seemed to be heading for three more points from this derby, Everton displayed an incredible performance despite being at a disadvantage. Everton has shown an astonishing game performance since taking Carlo Ancelloti as the head coach, and they’re expected to perform even better in the future.