Didn't Go To Everton For Wild Derby - Jurgen Klopp Happy With Draw

Hope Soto
April 9, 2018

Speaking after his side's 0-0 draw at Everton, in which he produced an excellent save to tip Yannick Bolasie's shot around the post, Karius gave his thoughts on the game and on his future.

The 231st Merseyside Derby didn't live up to expectation as Everton and Liverpool served up a boring, uninspiring and goalless draw.

In addition, right-back Nathaniel Clyne started for the Reds for the first time in 11 months after recovering from a serious back problem, while central defender Ragnar Klavan was pressed into service at left-back, having played just 11 minutes since New Year's Day.

One of the best ways for a manager to get more fans on board is with an emphatic win in an important derby match.

Neither Mo Salah nor Roberto Firmino featured in a Liverpool starting line-up that included five changes from the one that faced Manchester City in midweek but Juergen Klopp's side still had the better of the game with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford pulling off impressive first-half saves from Solanke, Milner and Van Dyke. All game, none of us could understand why they couldn't come down this side.

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Everton started more positively but it was the visitors who went close to opening the scoring when Dominic Solanke headed just wide on 12 minutes.

There have been many critics of Sam Allardyce from the Everton faithful this season, and this game won't have done much to help matters.

Everton's late efforts on goal got the home crowd going, but they would not have a goal to cheer.

After a hard start to life at Liverpool, Karius has managed to come into his own in the past couple of months and has successfully dislodged Simon Mignolet from the starting spot between the sticks. He kept another clean sheet which now puts him 13 clean sheets in 22 games as well as 8 in his last 12.

It was hardly a vintage derby though with Everton lacking any creativity and even the normal edge was missing from proceedings as the Reds extended their unbeaten record against the Blues to 17 matches stretching back to 2010.

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