Everton came back from behind twice to draw 2-2 with neighbours Liverpool amid VAR controversy in the final minutes as Jordan Henderson’s goal was ruled out in an eventful Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.
Liverpool took the lead in the third minute when Mane fired in from Robertson’s pull-back. Michael Keane then headed past Adrian from James Rodriguez’s corner to equalise in the 19th minute.
VVD suffers bad injury
However, Keane’s goal came after a terrible injury for Virgil Van Dijk in a tackle from Jordan Pickford. The Dutchman has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury that is likely to keep him out for the rest of the season.
Virgil van Dijk will undergo surgery on the knee injury sustained during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at @Everton.
Following surgery, Virgil will begin a rehabilitation programme to enable him to reach full fitness as soon as possible.
You’ll come back stronger, @VirgilvDijk 💪
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 18, 2020
DCL and Salah
Mohamed Salah scored his 100th goal for Liverpool with a fierce strike in the 72nd minute. after a miscued clearance from Yerry Mina.
Salah’s goal against Everton was his 100th for Liverpool in 159 games 🇪🇬👑 pic.twitter.com/JkHQSpUvLm
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) October 19, 2020
Dominic Calvert-Lewin equalised with another towering header, leaping above Joe Gomez and Andy Robertson at the back-post to score his seventh league goal of the season. He has scored in all five of Everton’s league games, for the first time since 1938/39.
Everton forward Richarlison was sent off for a lunge on Thiago Alcantara , the 22nd red card in 57 Premier League Merseyside derbies.
Liverpool thought they had won the match in the final minute when Jordan Henderson’s shot guided Robertson’s cross past the outstretched arm of Pickford who fumbled it into the goal. But VAR ruled that Sadio Mane was marginally offside in the build-up.
It is yet another draw between the two sides, the fourth successive draw at Goodison.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side keep up their unbeaten start in the Premier League and top the table on 13 points from five games despite being unable to end their 10-year drought of beating their rivals.
It is now 23 games without a win for Everton against Liverpool in all competitions.