Everton vs Liverpool gamer rankings: Dominic Calvert-Lewin rescues point for Toffees in Merseyside derby

Everton vs Liverpool gamer rankings: Dominic Calvert-Lewin rescues point for Toffees in Merseyside derby

Dominic Calvert-Lewin rescued a point for Everton in a remarkable 2-2 draw versus Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.

Sadio Mane opened the scoring after just 3 minutes however after Virgil van Dijk was withdrawn following a collision with Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane capitalised to equalise from a corner.

Liverpool finally retook the lead after 72 minutes as Mohamed Salah scored a dazzling rebound, only for Everton to respond once again as Calvert-Lewin’s imposing header transformed James Rodriguez’s cross.

The last 10 minutes came down into chaos as Richarlison was red carded for a rash obstacle on Thiago, while Jordan Henderson’s would-be winner was dismissed by VAR in what seemed the narrowest of offside decision.

Here are our gamer ratings:

Everton

Jordan Pickford: 6 out of 10– Made a couple of good saves to reject Trent Alexander-Arnold in first half and Joel Matip in the 2nd but was lucky to still be on the pitch after a horrible difficulty on Virgil van Dijk.

Seamus Coleman: 3 out of 10– Got beaten repeatedly by Andy Robertson which caused the opening objective and then pulled a hamstring and needed to go off after 30 minutes. A video game to forget for Everton’s captain.

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Michael Keane: 7 out of 10– Scored Everton’s first equaliser with a decent header from a corner. Provided a strong existence in both penalty locations from set pieces.

Yerry Mina: 6 out of 10– Was a hazard when up the pitch winning most of the balls sent into him however made a mistake trying to clear the ball in the 2nd half and allowed Salah to score.

Lucas Digne: 8 out of 10– Had a great video game at the back making some essential takes on and clearances. Got forward and supplied some decent crosses into the box, including a beautiful pass to Dominic Calvert-Lewin for Everton’s second.

Allan: 6 out of 10– Struggled to get on the ball in the first half as Liverpool won the midfield battle, did better in the 2nd and got stuck in.

Abdoulaye Doucoure: 5 out of 10– Got eclipsed in midfield and didn’t have the same type of impact he’s been delighting in for Everton this season.

Andre Gomes: 6 out of 10– Supplied a couple of decent passes and tracked back well. Worked tough for little benefit.

James Rodriguez: 8 out of 10– Provided the cross to Keane that got Everton back on level terms and played some lovely balls up to Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin.

Richarlison: 5 out of 10– Was slow to get into the game and looked off his best. Strike the post in the 2nd half when he need to have scored prior to getting dispatched five minutes prior to completion of the match.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 8 out of 10– A quiet game by his current requirements. Had a number of great chances; a header that reviewed and a shot from the ideal conserved by Adrian prior to finally scoring and earning Everton a point.

Liverpool

Adrian: 6 out of 10– Made some good saves to reject Calvert-Lewin and Gomes however could have done better to stop Keane’s header. Still looks a little unstable however it was a much better efficiency from Liverpool’s goalkeeper.

Trent Alexander-Arnold: 6 out of 10– Had a curling shot rejected by Pickford in the very first half and provided some decent crosses into package.

Joel Matip: 6 out of 10– Needed to step up at the back after van Dijk was subbed off and did alright against Calvert-Lewin. Impressed on his very first game back from injury.

Virgil van Dijk: 5 out of 10– Was a commanding presence for the percentage of time he was on the pitch. Got secured by Pickford and left a big hole in Liverpool’s defence.

Andy Robertson: 8 out of 10– Had the beating of Coleman on the left wing and combined with Mane easily. Got one help, should have had more.

Fabinho: 6 out of 10– A solid day out for the midfielder who managed the ball in the middle of the pitch and let the players with more style take the headlines.

Thiago Silva: 7 out of 10– Looked desperate to make a favorable effect on his very first Liverpool start and showed signs of his imagination around package and got stuck into the physicality of the video game in midfield.

Jordan Henderson: 7 out of 10– A stable existence in Liverpool’s midfield, motivating them to go forward. Sent a decent cross into the box to lead to Salah’s objective.

Sadio Mane: 8 out of 10– Looked starving for objectives after missing the Villa video game prior to the global break, opened the scoring with a medical shot and provided an ever-threatening collaboration with Robertson on the left wing.

Roberto Firmino: 5 out of 10– Linked with Salah and Mane a number of times in and around the box however didn’t do much else.

Mo Salah: 7 out of 10– Had a peaceful video game but still got on the scoresheet by showing up in the ideal place at the right time. Dazzling finish to score Liverpool’s second.

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