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10th Dec, 2017 | 7:12pm

Everton player ratings v Liverpool: 28-year-old was a 4/10 disgrace


Everton drew 1-1 with Liverpool at Anfield in the first Merseyside derby of the Premier League season.

It was a frustrating afternoon for the Toffees as Liverpool dominated possession and chances, but a late penalty from captain Wayne Rooney was enough to earn them a draw.

Liverpool took the lead on 42 minutes through a spectacular effort from Mohamed Salah. The 25-year-old cut inside onto his left foot on curled the ball past Jordan Pickford into the top corner.

Sadio Mane missed a great chance to make it 2-0 just before half-time as Liverpool broke away at pace, but dragged his effort wide and should have done better or passed the ball.

Liverpool continued to dominate after half-time with Mane going close. Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a good save after a dangerous ball into the box by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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The home side looked very comfortable but were made to pay for missing their chances when Everton were awarded a penalty after a clumsy challenge by Dejan Lovren on Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Rooney showed great composure by firing the ball straight down the middle of the goal, beating goalkeeper Simon Mignolet who dived to his left.

Here, Football Insider rates the Everton players out of 10 for their performances.

Click ‘reveal’ below to see how we rated Everton’s stars v Liverpool…