Jordan Pickford gets multiple let-offs as Everton peg Liverpool back twice in incredible Merseyside derby
Oct. 17, 2020
Everton’s long wait for a win over Liverpool goes on once more but they prevented Liverpool from claiming the bragging rights as the two sides played out an incredible 2-2 draw at Goodison Park.
The last three Merseyside derbies at Everton’s home have been low key goalless draws – not this one.
This one was chances galore, big tackles flying in, a red card, Mohamed Salah achieving a Reds landmark, Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring yet again and two BIG VAR calls.
Jurgen Klopp’s side got off to a blistering start as Sadio Mane slammed them in front but Liverpool lost star defender Virgil van Dijk minutes later after he was scythed down by Jordan Pickford, who was lucky to escape a sending off.
Michael Keane levelled the scores with a glancing header from a corner but Salah restored the away side’s lead on 72 minutes.
Man of the moment Calvert-Lewin didn’t have many chances but made his big one count with a towering header.
Richarlison was sent off for an awful challenge on Thiago Alcantara and it looked like Liverpool had won it in stoppage-time as Jordan Henderson struck through Pickford.
But the Toffees and their keeper were spared by Mane being offside in the build-up with the most marginal VAR call.