The scores remain even at halftime in the Merseyside derby, check out some reaction to the proceedings so far from these Liverpool fans.
The Reds have dominated possession against their Merseyside rivals in the first-half, despite their dominance with the ball, Jurgen Klopp’s side failed to create enough clear-cut chances that would see them head into the halftime break with a lead.
The best chance of the half fell to superstar Mohamed Salah in the 27th minute, the Egyptian burst through on goal one vs one but his attempt at goal from a tight angle was blocked by England’s first-choice goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford.
Tempers have flared so far – there’s a certain intensity that both teams are playing with and it’s the type that could spark fireworks in the second-half. There are tough challenges flying around everywhere and this could develop into the kind of match where the referee will need to reach into his pocket quite a few times.
Check out the stats from the opening 45 minutes below:
Everton 0-0 Liverpool HT:
Passing accuracy: 59%-78%
Chances created: 1-3
Cagey first half in the Merseyside Derby with chances few and far between. pic.twitter.com/kQr4M7ZMPS
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 3, 2019
Liverpool look as though they are playing with the right intensity – but they’re missing that little extra bit of creativity, that could have seen them in the lead heading into the break.
Check out some reaction below:
Such a boring game just like the Man United game ?
— Bradley Briggs (@briggsy_55) March 3, 2019
I think it’s time to bench Salah for big Shaq just to wake him up. He is not playing like he is supposed to.
— M-B-P (@brianpaulmbp) March 3, 2019
Say it every week we dont have a creative player like coutinho … city have loads #LFC #LiverpoolFC
— Gareth King (@GarethKing80) March 3, 2019
If we dont win this game, we dont deserve the league. Simple.
— PLANNER (@iam_planner) March 3, 2019
Gini is out of it today ! Bring in Keita and also if Bobby is fit , bring him in for Origi ! #LFC #YNWA #EVELIV #LFCFamily
— Ali RKO4ALL (@RKO4ALL) March 3, 2019
I am disappointed that Salah misses those finishes
— Benammar Cherif (@cBenammar) March 3, 2019
Keita for Gini. He’s ghosting again
— •9 (@Bobby9Firmino_) March 3, 2019
If you don’t want Keita why buying him. He won’t improve from the bench.
— Okuntade T.F (@BrainnyTope) March 3, 2019
Salah is just shit sometimes
— Don Gomes (@_brrraaa) March 3, 2019
When will Salah play well again? ??
— C3D ??? (@C3dric_LFC) March 3, 2019
Salah gotta score his chancr
— Jenny (LFC) (@JensenH1_) March 3, 2019
This seems a little out there:
Salah’s got to go and make way for someone more creative…
— Meelen Budhan (@miloz_MB) March 3, 2019