LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 10, 2017: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren walks off dejected after his push handed Everton a penalty from which they scored an undeserved equalising goal, scored by Wayne Rooney, during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton, the 229th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Everton came for a point and we gifted them it” – Fans react to Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Everton

Liverpool threw away a one-goal lead at Anfield after a late penalty goal from Wayne Rooney meant Everton came away 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby.

Liverpool 1-1 Everton

Premier League, Anfield
December 10, 2017

Goals: Salah 41′; Rooney (pen) 77′

The Reds were unable to make their dominance count in one of the most one-sided Merseyside derby clashes in recent years, held to a share of the points.

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for the hosts, but after controlling the game throughout a foul from the clumsy Dejan Lovren in the penalty area allowed Rooney to equalise from the spot.

Liverpool are now 10 games unbeaten, but the manner of Sunday’s draw will feel more like a defeat for supporters.

Here are all the reactions from throughout the game.


Gomez’s performance earned praise in the first half…

“Gomez feeling the derby.”

Akie174 on the forums.

“Love Gomez’s aggression!”

Solo Pigeon Pack on the forums.


When Salah put the Reds in front, fans were delighted…

“Should be 2-0 up but no damage done. We’re winning with another goal which oozes absolute class from Salah.”

Paul Hemnell on Facebook.


But when Rooney scored, they were livid…


Fans were hugely disappointed at full-time…

“What’s done is done. A wasted chance really but derbies are always tricky. A win against West Brom on Wednesday needed to keep the pressure on Chelsea.”

Phil Spicer on Facebook.

“This was a very average Everton side. So disappointed we didn’t get the full three points.”

Abu Zaid Masuri on the forums.

“Can’t believe how a team that plays no sort of football whatsoever claims a point with 21% possession.”

El Nino Dayekh on Facebook.

“I can’t tell you how angry I am. I’m seriously fed up with these refs. It’s happened too many times this season where the refs made a decision and it’s hurt us badly.”

Chris on the forums.

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