EVERTON POOR FORM CONTINUES AGAINST LIVERPOOL
Everton are on a poor run in the Premier League and it is showing no signs of coming to an end especially after their 4-1 defeat to Liverpool when the two teams met in a Merseyside Derby clash on the Premier League scene. Everton came into the game with a run of one draw and four losses in their last five league outings and the run was stretched to one point and five defeats in the last six league games with the defeat to Liverpool. As a matter of fact, Everton are now winless in their last seven league games since the 2-0 home win over Norwich City in September thanks to the goals from Andros Townsend (penalty) and Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Goals from Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool a two-goal lead inside nineteen (19) minutes. Everton pulled one back just before the half-time break through winger Demarai Gray to hand themselves a lifeline, but they could not build on it as Liverpool showed their class with two more goals in the second half through the abovementioned Salah and Diogo Jota.
With the win, Liverpool were able to maintain their push for the league title. The Reds are two points offChelsea who are the pacesetters in the Premier League at the moment. Defending champions Manchester City are in second place on the log and they are also the team separating Chelsea and Liverpool on the log.
After 14 league games, Merseyside giants Liverpool have 31 points, while holders Manchester City and London team Chelsea have 32 points and 33 points respectively.