By Laura O'Leary

10th Dec, 2017 | 8:03pm

Collymore: This is why Liverpool failed to beat Everton

Stan Collymore revealed why he thought Liverpool failed to defeat Everton on Sunday, with the Merseyside derby ending as a 1-1 draw.

The pundit posted his thoughts on the game on Twitter, criticising Liverpool’s approach to the game.

Collymore believed the Reds had too many touches, were too easy and not ruthless enough despite having the Toffees on the ropes.

The Reds took the lead through Mohamed Salah in the 42nd minute with the striker scoring from an impressive solo effort.

Liverpool fans believed they should have been 2-0 up before the break as Salah was in space ready to tap the ball in, but Saido Mane opted not to pass to him and go it alone.

Mane failed to score from the opportunity, leaving Liverpool fans fuming on social media and the Reds with only a narrow 1-0 lead.

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Everton eventually grabbed an equaliser in the 77th minute through Wayne Rooney, as the striker scored from the penalty spot.

The Toffees had been awarded a penalty after Dejan Lovren had fouled Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the box.

Neither side could grab a winner in the minutes that remained, leaving Liverpool fourth in the league and Everton 10th.

The Reds equaled their club record for games unbeaten against the Toffees ahead of meeting them again in January.

The two sides are set to meet on January 5 at Anfield in the FA Cup third round.

In other Liverpool news, Wayne Rooney angered fans without saying a word following the 1-1 draw with the Toffees.

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