With a 2-0 win over Everton at Anfield on Saturday, Liverpool maintained their impressive run in the Premier League. The hosts scored both goals through Mohamed Salah, who has been in fine form lately. Liverpool have now won six of their last seven league matches and have not lost at home to their neighbours since 1999.
The match was spoiled by a dubious decision by the referee, Craig Pawson, who gave Everton’s Ben Godfrey a red card in the first half for a challenge on Salah in the penalty area. Salah made no mistake from the spot in the 74th minute to open the scoring, and then added another goal in injury time to secure the victory.
Everton, who have been struggling this season, posed little danger to Liverpool’s backline and managed only one shot on target in the whole game. Their best opportunity came in the 49th minute, when Alisson Becker denied Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s header.
Liverpool controlled the game and had several chances to score, with Salah, Darwin Nunez, and Alexis MacAllister all forcing Jordan Pickford to make saves. Everton also suffered from injuries, as Calvert-Lewin, Vitaliy Mykolenko, and Amadou Onana had to be replaced.
The win lifted Liverpool to second place in the table, tied on points with Tottenham Hotspur, who have a game in hand. Everton stayed in the bottom three, three points behind the safe zone.