Liverpool 0-0 Everton – Premier League LIVE: Jurgen Klopp’s side on top in the opening exchanges as Ashley Young produces a goal-saving block to deny Luis Diaz in Merseyside Derby at Anfield


Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for all the latest team news, scores and updates from Anfield as Liverpool host Everton in the Merseyside Derby. 

Salah goes close

A trademark curling effort from Liverpool’s talisman nearly produces the first goal of the game but the shot sails over the bar.

Liverpool can’t find the final pass

Klopp’s side have had countless oppurtunities on the break but have continued to fail to make it stick. Will they rue their missed chances?

Another last-ditch tackle from Everton

It’s Onana this time, chasing down Jota and winning the ball.

Everton look threatening on the attack

Konate heads away a dangerous cross from Harrison.

Vital block from Young

Ashley Young’s last ditch tackle stops an almost certain opener for Liverpool.

More good stuff from the home team

Liverpool look strong down the right and nearly breached the Everton goal after neat interchange between Alexander-Arnold, Salah and Gravenberch.

The Dutch midfielder has started the game brightly.

Liverpool piling on the pressure

Klopp’s side have had more of the ball and have strung together a couple of delightful passing moves.

Tsimikas whips in the ball from the left but Jota was unable to get his head to it and Pickford clears.

Lovely play from the home side

Quick incisive play leads to a Mo Salah chance but the forward fluffs his lines. Lucky it was offside.

Calvert-Lewin chance

The forward heads straight at Alisson when he should really have scored. Liverpool got away with one there.

We’re underway…

Everton get proceedings underway kicking towards the Kop in the first-half

A moment’s silence observed in Anfield

Close to game time

Players are out on the pitch and into the Anfield atmosphere. Who will be the happier by the time they depart?

Liverpool could go top

Jurgen Klopp’s revamped side have made a solid start to the campaign and have the chance to go top of the league with victory in the early kick-off.

The Reds didn’t manage to claim top spot at all last season so they’ll be keen to set the record straight, if only for a few hours.

MARTIN KEOWN on the Merseyside derby

Saturday is the 63rd Merseyside derby of the Premier League era and I still remember playing in the very first edition, Everton triumphing 2-1 over Liverpool amid an eruption of ecstasy at Goodison Park in December 1992.

Walking out with those iconic Liverpool teams of the eighties and nineties. Lining up against illustrious names like Dalglish, Rush and Barnes. You knew the watching world had you down as automatic underdogs.

Regardless of what you had achieved yourself, you were forever cast as second favourites when playing Liverpool, particularly away at Anfield.

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Kick-off fast approaching…

Less than half an hour until action gets underway at Anfield.

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Dyche feels he team have deserved more

‘I’ve only had one [derby] but it was a tremendous occasion. It’s finding that automatic response for the team performance and that’s what we’re looking for,’ he told TNT Sports.

‘We felt the performances at the beginning of the season we’re getting the results they deserved. We stuck to that task and you have got to keep performing.

‘Dominic Calvert-Lewin getting fitter and sharper, Jack Harrison coming in off the back of an injury – we’re getting that depth of fitness.

‘I think you have to start right and defend well because they have a strong record. You need to make the game about yourselves as well and take it on. It’s important we do that today.

‘The feeling, the atmosphere, of course is all valid and relevant, but when you go out there it’s all about the performance. [Victory] would reaffirm the good work we’ve been doing. I don’t think the points tally is what it deserves.’

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Dominik Szoboszlai can be one of the best midfielders in the WORLD

Two of the most defining moments of Dominik Szoboszlai’s footballing life have started with a tense disagreement. Back in 2007, his father and coach Zsolt had a fallout with local academy Fehervar and quit his role there, taking his young son with him.

Rather than search for a new academy to pitch Dominik’s ability, Szoboszlai Sr created a new one from scratch called Fonix Gold. It went against the grain of footballing norms in Hungary with wacky coaching methods and allowed Liverpool’s No 8 to train day in, day out.

It was here that Szoboszlai’s father took complete control of his footballing life. Players trained with golf balls in their hands to discourage tugging at shirts and were forced to wear coloured headbands rather than bibs to force them to get their head up when scanning for passes.

Calvert-Lewin the key for Everton

The only knock on Dominic Calvert-Lewin in recent years has been his injury record. The Toffees know they must make the most of him when he’s available.

Since coming back from a broken cheekbone the 26-year-old has netted twice in four Premier League games.

Sean Dyche will need to power and willing running to enact his ideal gameplan at Anfield.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton FC at Villa Park on August 20, 2023 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

LEWIS STEELE: Sean Dyche is plotting a heist at Fortress Anfield

As part of Jurgen Klopp’s programme notes on Saturday, he will pay tribute to one of Sean Dyche’s backroom staff at Everton. Physical performance coach Jack Dowling, a 30-year-old lifelong Evertonian, will run 26 marathons in 26 days to fundraise for his brother, a passionate Liverpool fan with cancer.

The Merseyside derby is a bitter rivalry but this city’s two clubs remain united like few others.

Everton always mark the Hillsborough disaster anniversary with poignancy, and Liverpool visited Bramley-Moore Dock when construction worker Michael Jones died at the Toffees’ new stadium. Aside from heart-warming dual community projects, however, the two clubs continue to move in opposite directions. While Liverpool look once more capable of a significant Premier League title push after a turgid last season, Everton are a carousel of chaos off the pitch.

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First start for Gravenberch

Jurgen Klopp has handed the former Bayern Munich midfielder his first start in a massive game this afternoon. The Dutch international came on and impressed in their last game against Brighton.

He’ll have the chance to make his case to play alongside Mac Allister and Szoboszlai in the Reds’ midfield long-term.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Ryan Gravenberch of Liverpool arriving before the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on October 21, 2023 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Everton arrive in confident mood

Everton’s record at Anfield may be poor but they’ll arrive at Anfield in confident mood after an uptick in form.

Sean Dyche’s side lost their opening three fixtures without scoring despite creating plenty of chances in front of goal.

With players like Harrison and Calvert-Lewin back from injury, the side look more than capable of surving the drop and couple spring a shock this afternoon.

Everton Team News

DEF: Young, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko

MID: Onana, Garner, Doucoure

FOR: Harrison, McNeil, Calvert-Lewin

Subs: Viginia, Patterson, Keane, Danjuma, Beto, Godfrey, Gana, Chermiti, Dobbin

Liverpool Team News

DEF: Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas

MID: Mas Allister, Gravenberch, Szoboszlai

Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Endo, Nunez, Elliot, Matip, Scanlon, McConnell, Quansah

Robertson will be a big miss

Liverpool are set to be without their first-choice left-back for several weeks after an injury on international duty with Scotland.

The left-back departed the field in clear discomfort in the match last Thursday and travelled back to Merseyside for several days of medical tests.

After receiving multiple opinions on the best course of action, the club and player decided surgery was the sensible outcome.

It’ll be interesting to see who Klopp decides to replace him with after saying Joe Gomez, Kostas Tsimikas and Luke Chambers could play there

SEVILLE, SPAIN - OCTOBER 12: Andy Robertson of Scotland injures during the UEFA EURO 2024 European qualifier match between Spain and Scotland at Estadio de La Cartuja on October 12, 2023 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Florencia Tan Jun/Getty Images)

Trent Alexander-Arnold joins his Liverpool team-mates for a pre-match stroll just a day after he ‘cheated death’

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been spotted with his Liverpool team-mates out for a pre-match walk ahead of their Merseyside derby clash against Everton – with the England international reportedly set to start despite being involved in a car crash on Friday.

Reports in The Sun claimed the England and Liverpool star had a serious scare while driving yesterday as a 40ft electricity pylon crashed onto a car in front of the his Range Rover when he was out in 70mph winds.

The 25-year-old was out driving on a wet rural road near Knutsford, Cheshire when he had to swerve to avoid the high-voltage power unit and collided with a BMW X5 in doing so.

Hello and welcome!

The Premier League is back and Mail Sport are here with coverage of the mouth-watering starter to the weekend.

Liverpool welcome Everton in the first Merseyside derby of the season. Jurgen Klopp’s side are looking to get back to winning ways while Sean Dyche’s side come into the tie off the back of a 3-0 win against Bournemouth.

The Reds are reeling from the news that Andy Robertson will be out for three months with a shoulder injury.

We’ll have all the pre-match news, line-ups and quotes before kick-off at 12:30pm. And then we’ll be with you for all the match action and post-match.

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Key Updates

  • Salah goes close

  • Another last-ditch tackle from Everton

  • Vital block from Young

  • Calvert-Lewin chance

  • Everton Team News

  • Liverpool Team News