Wayne Rooney late penalty helped his side claimed an unlikely 1-1 draw against a Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
Everton didn’t pose any attacking threat but the they were at their very best in for large periods as Rooney scored a goal in the 77 minute after Dejan Lovren had bundled Dominic Calvert-Lewin over in the box, a decision that left Liverpool defender fuming.
Mohamed Salah goal in the 42nd minute gave Jurgen Klopp’s side a deserved lead to continue his sensational season.
Salah wonderful effort from 15 yards in the 42nd minute took him above Harry Kane as the Premier League’s outright top scorer this season.
First half completely went to Liverpool in which Jordan Henderson completed more passes than then entire Everton side combined.
Salah missed a golden opportunity to put the game with a back-post header shortly after the break and the Toffees took full advantage of that reprieve to maintain Sam Allardyce’s unbeaten start to life at the club.
Klopp surprised everyone by naming Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho as the substitutes’ bench, but the Brazilian absence was hardly felt in the early stages with Sadio Mane, James Milner and Salah all seeing shots deflected or blocked by Everton backline.
Klopp’s side could have had a second in first-half but Mane dragged his shot wide when a pass across goal would have presented any one of three of his team-mates with a simple tap-in.
Rooney thrashed the spot-kick past Simon Mignolet for his fifth goal in his last six Premier League starts against the Reds.
Coutinho and Firmino both came on in the second half but neither of them were able to find a winner, as Everton held on for a point that scarcely looked likely until Lovren’s moment of madness, while Liverpool missed the chance to go above third-placed Chelsea, despite their unbeaten derby run reaching 15 games.