‘Wow!’  Jurgen Klopp slammed by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford after Liverpool equalize Merseyside derby – Onemic9ja
‘Wow!’ Jurgen Klopp slammed by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford after Liverpool equalize Merseyside derby – Onemic9ja

‘Wow!’ Jurgen Klopp slammed by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford after Liverpool equalize Merseyside derby – Onemic9ja

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool drew the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park (Image: BT Sport)

heaped praise after the keeper denied and earned the Toffees a point in the Merseyside derby.

Pickford made a string of saves – denying Darwin Nunez, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah – to frustrate Liverpool in an eventful but goalless derby at Goodison Park.

Everton midfielder Tom Davies and Liverpool striker Nunez both hit the woodwork in the first half and Luis Diaz suffered the same fate after the break, while Pickford also tipped a Salah shot onto the post in the dying seconds.

Former Liverpool defender Conor Coady thought he had scored a second-half winner when he turned Neal Maupay’s effort away, but the goal was ruled out for offside following a VAR review.

The goalless draw means Liverpool have now dropped nine points this season and remain six behind Premier League leaders Arsenal, who have a game in hand tomorrow.

Everton, meanwhile, remain in the middle of the relegation places but will be buoyed by their performance against arch-rivals Liverpool.

Reds boss Klopp said: “It was a real derby, super intense and full of really spectacular moments.

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England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford played for Everton (Image: Getty)

“I think I hit the post three times and there were some incredible saves from Pickford – wow, what can you do?

“In this game, it’s not possible to flow easily and freely. You have to dig deep, that’s what I did. A 0-0 draw sounds strange, but that’s it.

“It was a super intense week for us. We had a very tough game, which went down to the wire [against Newcastle on Wednesday]then a few days later you play here.

“If you open with a goal, the situation can look different. I don’t know how many derbies I’ve had now – quite a few – but it’s always difficult here.

Everton manager Frank Lampard was full of praise for Pickford after the Merseyside derby and said: “I thought we were brilliant. It’s one of the best 0-0s you’re likely to see.

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“Pickford made some great saves, you need your goalkeeper to be on it in games like this. He’s got his finger tips on a few bits today that a lot of goalkeepers don’t understand and Allison too, two top class goalkeepers.

“I relied on Jordan a lot, he is an amazing goalkeeper and we are lucky to have a player of this level.

“It was a real game where two teams tried. I can’t fault the players and the spirit. We played well, we are getting better.

Conor Coady thought he had scored a second-half winner (Image: Getty)

“I keep saying the same thing.” We don’t go from just staying to being the team we want to be.

‘We are trying to build. You have to get staff and work on the training ground. It feels like those wins will come.

“We feel we deserve more – though maybe not today. Supporters can see a team fighting for the badge and giving it their all. That makes me proud.

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As Liverpool’s frustrating start to the season continued at Goodison Park, Virgil van Dijk tried to take the positives from the derby stalemate.

“Obviously they had a couple of chances and an offside goal,” he said. “They had two good saves from Alisson, I think we had a bit more [chances] than that.

Mohamed Salah almost scored a last-minute winner (Image: Getty)

“We should have won in my opinion. Looks like we’ve lost two points. We wanted to stay calm. They wanted to be aggressive, feed the crowd.

“We had to keep our composure and play quickly from side to side because the spaces were so massive between the lines. Sometimes I did that, sometimes I didn’t and created unnecessary problems.

“We changed the system a bit [at half-time] but the principles are still the same. Sometimes it went well, but sometimes we could have done better.

“It looks like we’ve dropped points here, but it’s still early in the season. We have to stick together, focus on winning games and take it one step at a time. A blank sheet wasn’t a bad thing at this stage either.

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