The Liverpool derby against Everton Merseyside was tight and exciting from the start. The Toffees took the lead in the first half over the Reds, 1-0.
The Liverpool duel against Everton in the Premier League continued at Anfield on Sunday (21/2/2021) in the morning WIB. Liverpool lowered their deadly trident, Mane-Firmino-Salah, to the offensive line with a 4-3-3 formation.
Everton started off with a 4-5-1 lineup. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is reserved, a role played by Richarlisons as the spearhead.
The first half began, both teams played immediately open. In fact, ten seconds into the game, Everton have already received a corner.
Everton’s first goal!
In the third minute, James Rodriguez calmly sent a pass to Richarlison who ran between Liverpool’s midfielders.
Richarlison escaped from offside, was not overtaken by Ozan Kabak and quietly beat Alisson with a horizontal shot.
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After the goal, Everton played to keep pace and close the defense from midfield. Liverpool also continued to try to tear apart the visiting defense.
In the 16th minute, Everton even threatened again. James Rodriguez’s free kick found the back of the net, but Alisson made it easy.
Liverpool’s 19th minute was a chance. Roberto Firmino caught a wild ball from Sadio Mane’s feet, but his shot was blocked by Everton’s defense.
A minute later, Jordan Henderson opened the scoring from outside the box. However, Pickford made a disastrous appearance.
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In the 21st minute, it was Trent Alexander-Arnold’s turn to start from outside the area. Pickford removed it again.
Disastrous for Liverpool. As the 29 minute approached, the Jordan Henderson coach decided it was time for a substitution. He is believed to have suffered a hamstring injury and had to be removed to be replaced by Nathaniel Phillips.
In the 33rd minute, Coleman almost scored a goal. He welcomed Digne’s pass from the side, and then Coleman greeted him with a floating header. Alisson was in the perfect moment and position, pulling his circular skin off reflexively.
Liverpool responded a minute later, unfortunately Curtis Jones shot wide.
37 minutes into the game, Phillips had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. His header from a narrow angle to greet a free bait, though not found in the field.
Until the whistle of the first half ended, the score was 1-0 for Everton.
The composition of the players:
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Henderson (Phillips 29 ‘), Robertson, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey, Rodriguez, Doucoure, Davies, Andre Gomes, Digne, Richarlison.
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