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.
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…
Salah again!!! What a goal!! Finally got the break through! Should’ve been 2-0 but sure Màne will make up for it!
— Nick Doughlin (@NickDoughlin) December 10, 2017
“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.
Salah is just incredible
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) December 10, 2017
But when Rooney scored, they were livid…
No need for that foul Lovren. Talked a big game this week and then makes a costly mistake, once again.
— AnfieldIndex (@AnfieldIndex) December 10, 2017
Here comes 15 minutes of Lovren trying to make up for that penalty, also known as 'Liverpool 1 – 2 Everton (Rooney 88)'
— Si (@PhantomGoal) December 10, 2017
Why give the ref a chance to blow the whistle? Why? He was running away from goal! No goal threat!
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) December 10, 2017
Salah's face on the bench again. Tired of watching these idiots concede late
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) December 10, 2017
Fans were hugely disappointed at full-time…
we've dropped 10 points this season when we've been leading after 70mins
— SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) December 10, 2017
Klopp, Mané, and Lovren. That is all.
— Hayley W ?? (@Hayley_LFC) December 10, 2017
– Phil Spicer on Facebook.
Sat here shaking my head for 15 minutes, wondering how we’ve Dejan’d ourselves to a point, when we should have had all three. Fuck sake
— Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) December 10, 2017
It's 100% on the manager that. Even if Mane squares it, we win in spite of team selection. Shite.
— Jon Cook (@JonCook5) December 10, 2017
“This was a very average Everton side. So disappointed we didn’t get the full three points.”
– Abu Zaid Masuri on the forums.
Turn your Instagram off Dejan.
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) December 10, 2017
Lovren can blame the referee all he wants but for a defender to make needless contact when the striker is running away from goal is just stupid. Asking for trouble.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) December 10, 2017
“Can’t believe how a team that plays no sort of football whatsoever claims a point with 21% possession.”
– El Nino Dayekh on Facebook.
Everton came here for a point and we gifted it to them. They rode their luck at times but at 1-0 there's always a chance of getting back into the game. Dress it up however you want, this is two dropped points for Liverpool.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) December 10, 2017
Lovren is a lost cause, Henderson is almost a lost cause #FullTimeMeltdown
— SMO (@FirmiSmo) December 10, 2017
“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.
Didn't really think that was a penalty but these things can happen. We could have done much better against that massed defence but glad there's another game on Wednesday so we can get it out of the system.
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) December 10, 2017
No joke, they are absolutely awful. Massively wasted opportunity today. #LFC
— Lachlan Ballingall (@L_Ballingall) December 10, 2017