By Laura O'Leary

10th Dec, 2017 | 5:31pm

Neville makes bizarre claim following Liverpool v Everton draw, fans respond

Phil Neville claimed Merseyside was now blue on social media following Everton’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

The former Toffees player congratulated the team and Sam Allardyce for turning the city blue, but his tweet confused many.

Many fans pointed out how could Merseyside be blue after Liverpool and Everton couldn’t be separated and drew 1-1.

One fan pointed out that Merseyside is actually red as Liverpool are higher in the league.

Liverpool thought they had done enough to get all three points against the Toffees after Mohamed Salah had put them in front just before half-time.

However, Dejan Lovren was deemed to have fouled Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the box and Everton were awarded a penalty in the 77th minute.

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Wayne Rooney converted the spot-kick, and the Toffees battled their way to a draw.

The point saw Liverpool stay fourth, two points behind Chelsea, whereas Everton moved up a place to go 10th one point clear of Southampton.

The draw saw Liverpool equal a club record in relation to the Merseyside Derby, as the Reds have not lost any of their last 15 meetings against the Toffees.

The sides are due to meet again in January as they play in the FA Cup third round, a match that had Everton fans worried when it was first announced.

In other Everton news, the Toffees should sign this Premier League striker in January instead of Olivier Giroud.

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