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Liverpool 0 Vs Everton 0


The Reds didn’t turn up for the derby in the first half with the blue noses enjoying a healthy degree of midfield control in a first half where chances were few and far between. The best going to the visitors when a Leighton Baines free-kick picked out Fellaini at the far post but his volley trickled wide. Despite Osman and Gibson finding space and Coleman finding plenty of space down the right wing, the Pepe Reina was rarely troubled.

The blues keeper also had a relatively lazy Sunday afternoon largely due to the immense contributions of Jagielka and Distin in front of him. Everton's captain for the day, produced some superb challenges to deny Sturridge and Coutinho inside his area plus a vital block from Gerrard's close-range shot.

Gerrard went close with a free-kick from 25 yards but too often the reds distribution, though dangerous when driven cross-field by their captain and the impressive Jordan Henderson, lacked accuracy and invention.

The reds upped the tempo and displayed greater urgency and attacking intent after the interval and went close to breaking the deadlock when Coutinho delivered his first piercing pass of the day through to Sturridge. The £12m striker's attempt to round Howard was thwarted by the Everton keeper.

Sturridge then released Gerrard inside the Everton area but, though the midfielder evaded Howard, Distin made a crucial interception. Daniel Agger glanced the last chance of any real note wide from Gerrard's free-kick and, despite several promising set pieces in the dying moments, Everton were found wanting with the delivery.

The Liverpool manager did have £31m of his own acquisitions on the field by the end in Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Fabio Borini, but none were able to match the drive of Steven Gerrard behind them or unsettle a solid Everton defence.


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