Liverpool’s fifth 1-1 draw in their last six games saw fans bemoan the lack of quality on show in the 225th Merseyside derby.
A point was probably fair at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, with plenty of heart shown but a definite lack of quality on display.
Danny Ings‘ first-half header was cancelled out by Romelu Lukaku’s well-taken strike, and neither side did enough to merit all three points after the break.
The result leaves Liverpool in 10th place and with one win in their last nine games.
Here’s how social media reacted to the Goodison Park showdown:
Everton 1-1 Liverpool FT:
Crosses attempted: 18-21
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 4, 2015
Everton 1 Liverpool 1. Think Brendan Rodgers will be the happier manager. Lukaku outstanding for Everton. Mignolet saves crucial.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) October 4, 2015
If last week was Daniel Sturridge 13/14, this has been very much last year's vintage. Touch, turn, trick, lose possession, repeat to fade.
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) October 4, 2015
Get Gary Mac on.
— Matt Ladson (@mattladson) October 4, 2015
He'll probably pop up with a goal or two later on, but Daniel Sturridge just doesn't look interested in getting involved today. Shame. #LFC
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) October 4, 2015
Sakho man of the match. Captain without the armband.
— Joe Musker (@JosephMusker) October 4, 2015
2 wins in our last 9.
— LFCTS (@LFCTS) October 4, 2015
Worrying is total lack of build up play. Midfield set up not working. Ings is major plus so far this season.
— Paul Grech (@paul_grech) October 4, 2015
Did Rodgers want to win that or was he happy with a draw? Substituting Ings was an odd one for me, still seemed full of energy.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) October 4, 2015
Settling for a draw in the derby. LFC that is.
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) October 4, 2015
Another 1-1 after leading. And another derby draw. Not much quality on show today.
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) October 4, 2015
Liverpool very poor ?
— David Thompson (@77thomo) October 4, 2015
One win in our last 9 games. Absolutely disgusting.
— BetGOAT (@BetGoatUK) October 4, 2015
Liverpool's record in Merseyside derbies since Brendan Rodgers took charge:
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) October 4, 2015
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