Liverpool’s draw against Everton on Sunday evening added to the prolonging of the Reds lifting the Premier League title.
Before COVID-19, the league leaders were somewhat on a bad run and some significant losses cost them from progressing in the Champions League, the FA Cup as well as a horrific 3-0 loss to Watford. So what seems to be the problem at Anfield?
First game back, some would understand the result against Everton, but Liverpool looked like they were not sharp enough in front of goal. A lacklustre performance from the potential Premier League title winners, the Reds didn’t have any creativity in the centre of the park and although they had the majority of the possession, very little concrete chances were created.
Liverpool can consider themselves lucky if it was not for a last-ditch Joe Gomez tackle on Tom Davies to help guide the Evertonian’s shot against the upright. Everton had the best chance of the game and if the ball and gone in, The Toffees more then likely would have walked away with all three points.
Richarlison did surprisingly well for The Toffees, holding the ball up when going forward, as well as carrying the ball into Liverpool’s defensive third while setting up Calvert-Lewin, helping him almost score an amazing goal, if not for the brilliance of Allison.
The Reds did, however, dominate the match with 70% possession completing 500 passes compared to Everton’s 30% and 171 completed passes. With stats like this, the question would then be, why couldn’t Liverpool put one or two goals away?