Everton dents Liverpool's title charge to boost their survival chances

Everton dents Liverpool's title charge || Imago

Everton dents Liverpool's title charge to boost their survival chances

Stephen Oladehinde 22:03 - 24.04.2024

Liverpool stumbled to a defeat at Goodison Park against Everton which dents their Premier League title charge.

Everton who are looking to boost their survival in the Premier League came out all blazing against the Reds.

The Toffees' efforts paid off as they sealed a 2-0 victory over their rivals Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.

As it happened 

Everton made two changes to the side that beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 on Sunday. Ashley Young was replaced at right-back by Ben Godfrey, while James Garner came in for Andre Gomes.

The Toffees are boosted by the news that Dominic Calvert-Lewin is fit to start up front after suffering a knock.

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has shuffled the pack for the derby, making six changes to the side that beat Fulham on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah, Alexis Mac Allister and Darwin Nunez returned to the starting line-up, as do Dominik Szoboszlai, Curtis Jones and Ibrahima Konate with Jota missing out due to injury.

Liverpool started the game brightly but it was Everton who looked more dangerous from their set pieces.

The first goal came in the 27th minute when Jarrad Branthwaite poked home from close range after the Reds defence missed a couple of chances to clear the danger.

After the goal, Liverpool pushed forward for the equaliser but missed a lot of chances to level the game in the first half before the halftime whistle.

Calvin Lewin scores Everton's second goal || Imago
Calvin Lewin scores Everton's second goal || Imago

The second half started and Everton looked the dangerous side with their counter-attacking football.

It did not take long before the away side conceded the second goal from Everton’s first corner kick of the game.

Liverpool players frustrated || Imago
Liverpool players frustrated || Imago

Dominic Calvert-Lewin leaves the Reds in a huge hole after powering a header from a corner past Alison.

Liverpool pushed to get a goal to kickstart a comeback but Everton’s defence stood their ground against the Reds attack until the final whistle.