Everton vs Liverpool: Is Liverpool’s Title in Danger

The latest clash between Everton and Liverpool, two of the most storied clubs in English football, took place at Goodison Park on Wednesday, 24th April 2024. This match was a significant event, not just because of the historic rivalry between the two teams, but also due to its potential implications on the Premier League title race for Liverpool.

Everton vs Liverpool
Credit Sky Sports

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Key Players

Two important players, Jarrad Branthwaite and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, led Everton to victory. Branthwaite broke the deadlock in the first half, seizing an opportunity during an intense offensive phase from Jürgen Klopp’s team. Meanwhile, Calvert-Lewin capitalized on defensive lapses from Liverpool to score their second goal with a header from a corner in the second half.

From the Liverpool side star players like Darwin Núñez and Mohamed Salah raised the fan’s hopes. But, they weren’t able to bring anything meaningful to the game.

Goal Timeline

  • 26:47 min: Jarrad Branthwaite of Everton FC scored a goal.
  • 57:14 min: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton FC scored a goal.

Brief Highlights

Everton inflicted a potentially fatal blow to Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes with a deserved 2-0 win. Liverpool, needing a win in Jurgen Klopp’s final derby as manager to move level on points with leaders Arsenal, were second-best throughout.

At the 27th minute, Branthwaite hit a powerful strike. The ball had squirmed underneath Alisson and rolled towards the goal line. Calvert-Lewin tried to give a final touch to the ball but the ball already made it’s way to the goal! Making it 1-0 for Everton.

At the 58th minute, Calvert-Lewin had doubled Everton’s lead with a bullet!! McNeil had hoisted the corner up towards the far post, where Calvert-Lewin had risen above the red shirts to power a downward header into the bottom corner! It had been 2-0 to the Toffees at a bouncing Goodison Park.

Game Statistics (Everton vs Liverpool)

StatEvertonLiverpool
Shots1623
Shots on Target67
Possession23%77%
Passes227717
Pass Accuracy62%88%
Fouls613
Yellow Cards03
Red Cards00
Offsides41
Corners413

Table Position

After the match, Everton now sits eight points clear of the relegation zone in 16th place with 33 points. The defeat leaves Liverpool three points behind Arsenal in second place with 74 points.

Upcoming Matches

Looking ahead, Everton’s next matches are against Brentford at Goodison Park, followed by an away game against Luton Town.

Liverpool, on the other hand, will be heading to West Ham for their next match, followed by a home game against Tottenham.

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