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English Premier League: Champions Liverpool held 2-2 by Everton after leisurely VAR drama

Liverpool:  Champions Liverpool had been foiled by VAR as they had been held to a 2-2 Premier League derby plot with Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday after a leisurely effort from Jordan Henderson used to be ruled out.

Everton remained top of the desk on 13 parts, three earlier than Liverpool, after an incident-packed end to the 237th Merseyside derby.

The game used to be locked at 2-2 after Dominic Calvert-Lewin`s 10th purpose of the season in all competitions had brought Everton degree within the 81st minute.

Nonetheless in stoppage time, Thiago Alcantara stumbled on Sadio Mane with a suave pass and the Senagalese`s low sinful used to be grew to severely change in by Henderson, correct for VAR to search out the narrowest of offsides.

So as to add to Liverpool`s disappointment, they suffered an ruin to key defender Virgil van Dijk which forced the Dutchman out of the sport within the 11th minute.

Liverpool had been humiliated 7-2 by Aston Villa correct earlier than the area destroy but they rapid place about putting issues correct when Mane scored within the third minute, firing home a low sinful from Andy Robertson.

Liverpool suffered a blow eight minutes later when defender Van Dijk went down and had to be substituted after a reckless conducting from Everton keeper Jordan Pickford.

Everton took encourage of the Dutchman`s absence, when, from a corner, Michael Keane rose on the shut to undergo energy a header past Adrian.

Liverpool had been on top for long stretches and Mohamed Salah restored their lead within the 72nd minute, pouncing on a headed clearance from Yerry Mina and drilling a power past Pickford for his 100th purpose for the membership.

Nonetheless Everton, certain to not lose their unbeaten document, got support on degree phrases when James Rodriguez sent Lucas Digne down the left and his completely floated sinful used to be headed home by the leaping Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Everton`s Brazilian ahead Richarlison used to be sent off within the 90th minute after a wild conducting on Thiago Alcantara.

Then came the VAR drama that left Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp bemused.

“I`ve seen the disallowed purpose on the end and within the image I saw it wasn`t offside. Can someone bid that to me?,” the German talked about. 

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