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Twitter Reacts As Wayne Rooney’s Penalty Earns Everton a 1-1 Draw At Anfield

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Sam Allardyce’s first Merseyside derby as Everton boss was a short trip across town to a snowy Anfield on Sunday. 

The game finished e all square, where as Liverpool will feel it is two points lost, the steadiness continues to seep back into the Everton ship under Big Sam.

Mo Salah gave the home side a 1-0 advantage going in at half-time. He is the Premier League top scorer this season and is receiving plaudits from wide and afar for his incredible form since joining Liverpool in the summer.

Check out his latest beauty which sent Anfield into frenzy:

It was a cagey affair up until that breakthrough and as the second half recommenced it was much the same.

In the 76th minute, error prone ‘Pool centre-half Dejan Lovren struck again as he gifted the visitors a penalty and an opportunity to equalise, for which he was unsurprisingly heavily criticised. Although there were some who voiced their belief that the penalty was softly awarded, most Liverpool supporters have had enough of Lovren’s clumsiness in the heart of their defence.

Wayne Rooney converted the spot kick to clinch his first goal in a Merseyside derby and a point for his side as the game finished 1-1.

Jurgen Klopp did not avoid a backlash from fans who questioned his team selection and the decision to substitute the high-flying Salah before the game had been closed out.

Plenty to ponder for the German as his side share the spoils with Big Sam’s charges, although the latter probably feels a whole lot better about today’s point, given the manner in which the game panned out.

 

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