Everton, Liverpool draw 0-0 in 231st Merseyside derby


Trent Alexander-Arnold drops out with Tuesday's Champions League clash with Man City in mind, meaning Nathaniel Clyne is set to make his first Liverpool appearance of the season following an injury-ridden campaign.

Jamie Redknapp singled out Loris Karius for special praise after the goalkeeper's impressive display in Liverpool FC's goalless draw with Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.

DANNY INGS has been handed his first Premier League start in nearly three years, while Nathaniel Clyne has also been picked by Jurgen Klopp to face Everton.

Liverpool remain third on 67 points, just one point behind second-placed Manchester United who will face city rivals Manchester City at the Etihad later on Saturday.

"I don't expect perfection or rhythm, but I expect joy, excitement, having fun in a game like this, being ready to work".

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Solanke went even closer on 16 minutes as he met Nathaniel Clyne's right cross with a good strike which Jordan Pickford parried away.

Everton finally broke out of their defensive formation midway through the half when Yannick Bolasie cut inside from the left, but his curling effort was superbly pushed around the post by Karius.

In the 69th minute, Liverpool substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain nearly got the opener as he picked up the ball and burst towards goal only to see his effort go just over the bar.

A fine run from Leighton Baines brought a unsafe cross from the left but Tosun, so often bereft of service, failed to connect in the six-yard box. Cenk Tosun's headed effort bounced across goal, but the arriving Seamus Coleman was unable to get any connection on it to direct it in.