Published: Sat, October 17, 2020
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Liverpool's Salah, Mane, Thiago earn 8/10 in Merseyside derby draw vs

Liverpool's Salah, Mane, Thiago earn 8/10 in Merseyside derby draw vs

Jurgen Klopp has shared his thoughts on the situation which saw Virgil van Dijk trudge off injured in Liverpool's draw with Everton, after a challenge from Jordan Pickford.

Liverpool were humiliated 7-2 by Aston Villa just before the worldwide break but they quickly set about putting things right when Mane scored in the third minute, firing home a low cross from Andy Robertson.

Klopp's team has, however, conceded 13 goals after just five games of their title defense.

Everton, meanwhile, were top of the table after having won all four of their games in the top flight under Carlo Ancelotti this season.

Richarlison's red card challenge on Thiago during Everton vs Liverpool was so horrific, BT Sport's Steve McManaman couldn't watch the replays.

Everton had a major let off moments later when Virgil Van Dijk was on the receiving end of a risky late lunge from Jordan Pickford as a free-kick was swung into the box. It was a late, reckless challenge and one that caused the Dutch defender's knee to twist awkwardly, with his foot caught in the turf.

"It's not only a red card for Richarlison but a massive foul on Thiago", he explained.

Virgil Van Dijk could miss the rest of the season after he has reportedly suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury during the Merseyside derby.

Liverpool also have midfielder Fabinho who has been played in defence on a number of occasions including the recent 2-0 win over Chelsea.

This game looked to be there for the taking for either side, but both teams came out in the second half looking nervous and tentative.

Goal! What a crisp strike from Mohamed Salah!

Liverpool looked to be heading for all three points, before Calvert-Lewin towered in the box to head Lucas Digne's cross past the outstretched arm of Adrian to earn Everton a point and retain its place at the top of the Premier League.

Jordan Henderson thought he had secured the three points with a late victor, but it was ruled out for offside. Pickford leapt to his right to make a stunning save from Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kick before Mane then had a similar chance to the opening goal only to this time skew Robertson's cross wide. However, after a lengthy VAR consultation, Mane was deemed to be offside by the finest of margins.

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