Everton claim a point at Anfield

English Premier League

Strangely the Reds gaffer, Jurgen Klopp, took the world by surprise after he opted to start the match without the Brazilian duo of Roberto Firmino and Phillipe Coutinho.

Instead the English duo Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain and u/20 World Cup winner and Dominic Solanke both got the nod by the manager.

Everton under new manager Sam Allardyce defended very well throughout the first half withstanding wave after wave of Liverpool pressure.

Despite the home side enjoying the bulk of possession, shots on goal and corners, the hosts were unable to get the opening goal for large parts of the first half.

The visitors came to purely frustrate the Red’s with disciplined defensive display, before the Mohamed Salah sent the Anfield faithful into

Salah continued his scintillating form with a sublime effort which curled into the top right hand corner of the net three minutes before the break.

After a quiet start to the second hlaf, Everton were handed a lifeline 15 minutes from time when the Croatian defender, Dejan Lovren brought down Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the penalty area.

The former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney stepped up and equalise from the spot for his boyhood club whilst also claiming his first goal in the derby.

That proved to be the final chance of the half as the two sides settled for a share of the spoils.