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Before yesterday's tie, Carlo Ancelotti's side hadn't won a Premier League match at Anfield in 22 years but after a hard-working performance against their bitter rivals, The Toffees secured a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurðsson.
It was a solid performance from The Blues and, as Liverpool came to terms with their fourth home league defeat in a row, the entire Everton squad celebrated a deserved win alongside a delighted Duncan Ferguson in the away dressing room.
The scenes inside the Everton dressing room after the win we've been waiting so long for.
No words needed. pic.twitter.com/gkUDvzhuND
- Everton FC News (@LivEchoEFC) February 20, 2021
Gylfi Sigurðsson's 83rd minute penalty put the game to bed after a controversial VAR decision involving referee Craig Kavangh, but Liverpool certainly had their chances throughout the game - and dominated possession in large spells.
Everton shot-stopper Jordan Pickford, however, produced a number of vital saves to keep them in the game.
In fact, the England international made six saves against Liverpool this weekend - the most he has ever made in a Premier League Merseyside Derby whilst keeping a clean sheet.
After a poor performance against The Reds at Goodison Park last year, where he was lucky to stay on the pitch after a horrific tackle on Virgil van Dijk, Pickford would have been satisfied with his performance on Saturday.
Jordan Pickford appreciation post. :clap:
Top class tonight! :blue_heart: #LIVEVE pic.twitter.com/6kd54Neqvc
- Everton (@Everton) February 20, 2021
Van Dijk, who was forced to undergo surgery after rupturing the ACL in his right knee following the challenge, was watching from the stands at Anfield for the first time since sustaining his long-term injury.
And while coverage didn't pick up the Dutch centre-back bumping into Pickford, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson was spotted chatting to his fellow shot-stopper at full-time.
Pictures of the pair conversing soon emerged on social media, as plenty of fans spotted Jurgen Klopp's reaction in the background.
It hasn't down well with some supporters.
Can't believe I've just seen this.
We've just lost a Merseyside Derby continuing our horrible run of form and Alisson is acting pally with Jordan Pickford, the guy who effectively ended our season?
He's either soft or doesn't care. Probably both. https://t.co/qRaWUdMnfa
- Laurie (@LFCLaurie) February 21, 2021
This is me seeing that Alisson and Pickford picture. pic.twitter.com/11VdgzZjt0
- NAZ (@NazT88) February 21, 2021
Alisson with Jordan Pickford and what appears to look like a rather bemused Jürgen Klopp in the background. pic.twitter.com/qHQMUYkIzx
- The Anfield Talk (@TheAnfieldTalk) February 21, 2021
Alisson has had a poor few weeks and this tops it off. Totally inappropriate to smile because of both the loss, his form and the VVD injury. Pickford should be made to feel unwelcome at Anfield. Always.
Awful photo. pic.twitter.com/PbwxAKZz1I
- Gandalf The Red (@MiddleEarthLFC) February 21, 2021
When I said these players don't care, they don't care. Pickford literally ruined our season and almost ended Van Dijk's career, yet Alisson is here being all friendly. https://t.co/mH3CVOOkt5
- Nasir (@LFCNxsir) February 21, 2021
These players don't really care, that picture of Alisson putting his arm round Pickford has me fuming. I really cba man
- . (@FizzyChaudhary) February 21, 2021
Wtf is this. Pickford injured one of our best players and Alisson has his arm around him. Its just embarrassing of Alisson https://t.co/PZbOHd16Of
- ' (@lfcxcathal) February 21, 2021
Thoughts on Saturday's Merseyside Derby? What about this chat involving Alisson and Jordan Pickford?
Let us know in the comments.
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