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When the 231st Merseyside derby ended Idrissa Gana Gueye and Cenk Tosun stared disbelievingly at Liverpool’s goal while Dominic Calvert-Lewin handed his Everton shirt to a young fan at the front of the Gwladys Street End. It was a peace offering. The striker should have given every Evertonian so much more, a first derby win in eight years to be exact, but Jimmy Foxx Jersey a dreadful miss two minutes from time left them all, Gueye and Tosun included, with a familiar sense of regret. Liverpool emerged from an instantly forgettable contest with their unbeaten derby record and their Champions League preparations unscathed. With his team selection and substitutions Jürgen Klopp gave Everton the perfect invitation to defeat their rivals for the first time in 17 matches but Sam Allardyce’s cumbersome side lacked Bo Horvat Jersey the quality and ambition to end the worst derby run in the club’s history. Everton missed a golden opportunity not only via the right foot of Calvert-Lewin. “A bit woeful,” Allardyce said of his team’s passing, and they needed almost 80 minutes to exert http://www.bearsnflofficialproshop.com/bobby-massie-jersey-for-sale-c-55.html the pressure that should have yielded a flattering three points. “We were not here to play a wild derby,” said Klopp, whose team have kept eight clean sheets in their last 12 outings. In that sense both teams delivered. This was the first Merseyside derby since 1992 to end without a card of any description. “We made it difficult for Everton to get the game they wanted,” the Liverpool manager added. “It was a good performance, not brilliant but probably the most mature since I came here. We played football, didn’t get involved in any fights and to deliver a game like this is a big compliment for my team.” No added injury worries before Tuesday’s trip to the Etihad Stadium were arguably more important to Klopp than the point. He made five changes to the team that blitzed Manchester City in the Colin Kaepernick JerseyChampions League on Wednesday with his squad impacted by injury and the second leg understandably in mind. Mohamed Salah was rested completely as he receives treatment on a groin injury that is not expected LaMarcus Aldridge Jersey to rule him out against City. Liverpool’s injury problems continued in the warm-up when Alberto Moreno pulled out with a thigh problem. The Spanish left-back had only made the substitutes’ bench having taken a knock during his brief cameo against City. He was replaced by Rafael Camacho, who joined Curtis Jones among the 17-year-old back-up options available to Klopp. Everton opened with the high-tempo craved by the crowd and Ragnar Klavan was almost dispossessed by Theo Walcott on the edge of Liverpool’s penalty area. It was a deceptive opening. In Walcott and Yannick Bolasie the hosts had two fit, fast and experienced wingers up against a right-back making his first appearance of the season – Nathaniel Clyne – and a half-fit 32-year-old central defender making his first start since 1 January at left-back – Klavan. Yet Liverpool’s full-backs were only seriously tested in the final stages while Séamus Coleman and Leighton Baines were exposed time and again during the first half. Klopp’s options were stretched but he was able to do the same to Allardyce’s team by stationing James Milner on the extreme left of Liverpool’s midfield and Clyne in an advanced position. The pair revelled in the space between Everton’s wingers and full-backs and gradually, to Goodison’s audible dismay, forced the hosts into http://www.lionsnflofficialprostore.com/YOUTH+ANTHONY+ZETTEL+JERSEYa collective retreat. Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson met minimal resistance as they controlled midfield, although Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke unsurprisingly lacked the menace of Salah and Roberto Firmino. Solanke should have opened the scoring when Clyne’s cross rebounded into his path off Coleman’s chest but his snap-shot was straight at Jordan Pickford. The Everton goalkeeper, watched by England manager, Gareth Southgate, produced a fine save to tip away a Milner effort that was curling inside his left-hand post. The stop of the game, however, came from Loris Karius. Liverpool’s keeper had been a bystander but underlined his growing influence in the first moment he was required. The threat arrived from the first time Everton broke behind Klavan down the right. Walcott released Coleman and his deep cross fell to Bolasie, who cut inside and curled a shot that was destined for the top corner until Karius made a superb finger-tip save. http://www.officialwhitesoxproshop.com/Harold_Baines_JerseyThat was a rare show of quality from Bolasie, with the Congo international encapsulating his side’s error-strewn performance. Wayne Rooney was similarly wasteful and could have no complaints about being withdrawn in the 57th minute for a second home game in succession. cheap jerseyswholesale jerseyscheap jerseyswholesale jerseyscheap jerseyswholesale jerseyscheap jerseys
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