Liverpool player ratings vs Everton: Attacking stars fire blanks - but who impressed?

Liverpool's Loris Karius produced a spectacular save to keep out a curling effort by Yannick Bolasie.

A full transcript of Klopp's post-match press conference at Goodison is available below.

'I always think about how we can win the next game and you need fresh legs for that, that's why I made the changes'. I was just happy to get a fingertip on it, the 23-year-old stated when pressed.

Wayne Rooney was substituted - much to his own frustration - for Idrissa Gueye on the hour mark, with the former Manchester United star snatching his coat and yelling expletives as he made his way to the bench.

"They have a very good home record. That's why I said the game between Manchester and Liverpool is the bigger game".

Starting his first choice centre back pairing was also a risk for Klopp, especially in the case of Virgil van Dijk, who has steadied the error-prone Reds defence since his arrival. "Mo is injured, but hopefully he'll be available for Tuesday". So, a point, one point more, all OK.

"I don't know (if it was my best)".


Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke looked rusty as they were given rare starts, with the latter failing to take either of two early chances.

Liverpool had a large majority of possession and chances at goal, and while one can't expect every option to be on Salah's level, Liverpool's attackers really should have put Saturday's fixture to bed several times over.

We spoke of course about it but is it then settled?

Everton defenders Leighton Baines, Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka will be pleased to have kept a clean sheet in front of the global coach, albeit against weakened opposition and not completely assured in their work.

And despite their healthy league position, that means there is little scope for taking their foot off the pedal when they go to Goodison Park. Ingsy maybe started the emotional period of the game with a little [Seamus] Coleman discussion and then OK, let's go for the last few minutes.

Ragnar Klavan was also back in the side following a spell on the sidelines with injury, and he was asked to play at left back. It feels good. The centre-halves were strong until we stopped playing football, then it was hard.

"We were not here to play a wild derby, that would not make sense".


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