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Bloody Battle: Unveiling the Liverpool vs Everton Duel - Statistical Showdown

Bloody Battle: Unveiling the Liverpool vs Everton Duel – Statistical Showdown

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Premier League Liverpool 2-0 Everton: Salah Double Sends Reds Top


In a highly anticipated Merseyside Derby, Liverpool emerged victorious with a 2-0 win over Everton at Anfield. The result, courtesy of two goals from Mohamed Salah, propelled Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table, albeit temporarily. Despite facing challenges due to the early kick-off time and the absence of key players on international duty, Liverpool managed to secure the three points.

Klopp’s Disdain for Early Kick-Offs

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has expressed his dissatisfaction with early kick-offs, and his record in these fixtures suggests that his concerns are not unfounded. Klopp’s win ratio in early kick-off games stands at just 48%, compared to 65% in other fixture time slots. The challenges posed by early kick-offs, such as limited preparation time and fatigue due to international commitments, have often affected Liverpool‘s performance in these matches.

A Transitional Game

The match started with a frenetic pace, characterized by both teams being sloppy in possession. Liverpool enjoyed the majority of the possession, holding onto the ball for 77.4% of the game. However, they struggled to convert their dominance into clear scoring opportunities, resulting in shooting from outside the box on multiple occasions. It was a transitional game in the opening 20 minutes, with Liverpool looking most threatening when breaking from defensive situations.

Young’s Sending Off

The game took a significant turn in the 36th minute when Everton‘s Ashley Young was shown a second yellow card for a challenge on Luis Díaz. Reduced to 10 men, Everton had to weather the storm as Liverpool continued to dominate possession. However, Everton‘s defense, led by captain James Tarkowski, made crucial blocks to keep the scores level.

Salah’s Milestones

The breakthrough finally came for Liverpool in the 75th minute when Michael Keane was deemed to have handled a cross, resulting in a penalty for Liverpool. Mohamed Salah stepped up and converted the penalty, scoring his 143rd goal for Liverpool in the Premier League and surpassing Chelsea as the club with the most penalties scored in league history. In added time, Salah sealed the victory with his second goal of the game, marking his 105th goal at Anfield and surpassing club legends Steven Gerrard and Kenny Dalglish.

Historical Dominance

Liverpool‘s win extended their impressive record against Everton, as they have now lost just one of their last 26 Premier League meetings. This dominance highlights Liverpool‘s superiority in this historic rivalry. The win also reflects positively on Liverpool‘s rebuilding efforts, as they continue to perform well despite undergoing squad changes.

Statistics and Opta Facts

Here are some notable statistics and Opta facts from the game:

Liverpool have kept 26 Premier League clean sheets against Everton, the highest number they have achieved against any opponent.
Everton have won just five of their last 51 Premier League matches against Liverpool.
Liverpool against Everton is the most drawn game in English Football League history, with 69 of the previous 208 meetings ending in a draw.
– Mohamed Salah has been involved in 27 goals in his last 23 Premier League appearances, showcasing his immense importance to Liverpool‘s attacking prowess.
– Darwin Núñez, who came off the bench, provided the assist for Salah’s second goal. This marked his eighth assist for Liverpool, with all of them being for Salah.
– The match also featured several milestones, including Salah becoming Liverpool‘s all-time leading penalty scorer in the Premier League and surpassing legendary figures in the club’s history.


Liverpool‘s victory over Everton in the Merseyside Derby showcased their resilience and ability to perform even under challenging circumstances. Despite Klopp’s disdain for early kick-offs, Liverpool managed to overcome the obstacles and secure a crucial win. The result solidifies Liverpool‘s position as one of the top teams in the Premier League and highlights their historical dominance in the rivalry with Everton. With key players stepping up and making milestones, Liverpool‘s future looks promising as they continue to build for success.


Bloody Battle: Unveiling the Liverpool vs Everton Duel - Statistical Showdown
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