Liverpools poor Premier League form continues and in a very painful way. The reigning champion of England lost on Saturday (2-0) a home match against city companion Everton for the first time since 1999.
Everton had a dream start at Anfield. Richarlison left after a pass by James Rodriguez at just the right time and completed successfully within three minutes. Liverpool suffered a blow after half an hour when Captain Jordan Henderson had to leave the field. Until then, the midfielder was responsible for the best target of the home team, but Jordan Pickford saved well.
After this break it was soon a couple of times Sadio Mané was put in position, but always he didnt get well to get the full head or to shoot. The best chance got Mohamed Salah, but he ran into Pickford. Eight minutes before, Gylfi Sigurdsson decided the race from 11 meters. Referee Chris Kavanagh gave a penalty – although the VAR tried to change his mind – after which the Icelander moved in cool.
Liverpool – which lost its last four league matches – and Everton is now both ranked 40 points in the Premier League. Everton played one less game.
Chelsea spills at Southamtpon
Chelsea has done bad business in the battle for the Champions League tickets. Visiting Southampton, it left two points (1-1).
With Hakim Ziyech on the couch, Chelsea ran into a backlog for rest. Takumi Minamino – who seems to be alive since he was rented from Liverpool – made the goal for Southampton. The Japanese remained icy and awaiting the movements of goalkeeper Édouard Mendy and defender Cesar Azpilicueta, before moving in.
After rest, Chelsea quickly reached the same level via a penalty kick used by Mason Mount. The Londoners were lucky they didnt lose anyway, because Southampton was the closest thing to a second hit. Jannik Vestergaard hit the bar with his headball.
With 15 minutes to go, Thomas Tuchel brought Ziyech into the field for Callum Hudson-Odoi, who, remarkably enough, had only fallen into peace. He didnt manage to force anything else for The Blues.
Without the injured Erik Pieters, Burnley has not managed to win West Bromwich Albion at home. The visitors played an hour with ten men after red for Semi Ajayi, but that wasnt enough for Burnley to win a victory.
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