Everton vs Liverpool final score, result, stats, lineups as Branthwaite, Calvert-Lewin demolish Klopp’s title hopes

GOODISON PARK, LIVERPOOL — Jarrad Branthwaite and Dominic Calvert-Lewin gave Everton a 2-0 victory in the Merseyside derby at a raucous Goodison Park to leave Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes in tatters.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were seeking to respond to leaders Arsenal’s 5-0 thumping of Chelsea on Tuesday but are now three points behind the Gunners with four games to play, while Mikel Arteta’s men have a goal-difference advantage of 15. Champions Manchester City are a point behind the Reds but with two games in hand.

Arteta was on the scoresheet when Everton last won a home derby in 2010 and Sean Dyche’s tireless team produced a throwback display that moves them eight points ahead of third-bottom Luton Town with four games remaining. A season of turmoil and points deductions is about to end with safety and a night that none of the delirious souls packed into this famous old stadium will ever forget.

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Everton vs Liverpool final score

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Everton 2 Branthwaite 27′, Calvert-Lewin 58′
Liverpool 0  

Lineups:

Everton (4-5-1 right to left): 1. Jordan Pickford (GK) — 22. Ben Godfrey, 32. Jarrad Branthwaite, 6. James Tarkowski, 19. Vitaliy Mykolenko (18. Ashley Young) — 7. Dwight McNeil, 27. Idrissa Gueye, 37. James Garner, 16. Abdoulaye Doucoure, 11. Jack Harrison — 9. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (28. Youssef Chermiti).

Liverpool (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Alisson (GK) — 66. Trent Alexander-Arnold, 5. Ibrahima Konate (78. Jarell Quansah), 4. Virgil van Dijk, 26. Andy Robertson — 8. Dominik Szoboszlai (3. Wataru Endo), 10. Alexis Mac Allister, 17. Curtis Jones (19. Harvey Elliott) — 11. Mohamed Salah, 9. Darwin Nunez, 7. Luis Diaz.

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Everton claimed a vital win over fellow relegation candidates Nottingham Forest at the weekend and played with the freedom that game afforded, pressing Liverpool with intelligent tenacity and testing them with direct balls into the box from open play and set-pieces.

One such attack saw Allison bring down Calvert-Lewin and referee Andy Madley pointed to the penalty spot, only for replays to show the Everton striker was offside and give Liverpool a VAR reprieve.

Dead balls continued to discomfort Klopp’s side and, before the half-hour, they failed to clear with dire consequences. Branthwaite was the beneficiary from an unseemly bout of penalty-box pinball.

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Everton were indebted to a pair of fine saves from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to deny Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz and they ended the half camped in their own penalty area.

There was a similar pattern after the break, but gradually the hosts regained their poise and, after Alisson tipped over a rasping drive from Dwight McNeil, Calvert-Lewin rose at the back post to convert the former Burnley winger’s corner.

McNeil and then Branthwaite almost mate it three, with Liverpool’s scrambled minds an indication of a season slipping away. Although the ever-dangerous Diaz rattled the post with Pickford rooted, Liverpool’s exertions across four fronts caught up with them. 

A team who have made late game-salvaging rallies their calling card this term were out of gas. You might have said it ended with a whimper, but it was impossible to hear over the ferocious, joyous Goodison din.

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Everton vs Liverpool live updates, highlights and commentary

Fulltime

Everton’s first win over Liverpool at Goodison Park. They rode their luck at times but absolutely deserve this moment. Sean Dyche’s men won’t be getting relegated, Jurgen Klopp’s almost certainly will not be winning the league. A seismic night at this famous old ground which, as I type is rocking to its foundations. The night is young for these Evertonians. Thanks for joining us.

90th minute+3: Mac Allister still spoiling for a fight with someone, anyone. I guess he hasn’t given up.  Chermiti on for one of the heroes of the hour, Calvert-Lewin.

90th minute+2: “You lost the league at Goodison Park,” holler the Everton fans. They’re absolutely lapping it up.

90th minute: Half-cleared. Elliott catches one sweetly with his left foot and Pickford pushes over at full stretch. What an excellent game he’s had. The next corner is cleared. There will be five minutes of stoppage time.

89th minute: Godfrey stoops to head behind. Liverpool corner.

87th minute: Endo fouls Garner and Everton have a free-kick right on the edge. Liverpool’s title bid ending with a whimper here.

86th minute: Mac Allister with a petulant foul on Calvert-Lewin, who will milk that for all it’s worth.

84th minute: Klopp replaces both of his full-backs. Alexander-Arnold and Robertson make way for Gomez and Tsimikas. Given the attacking threat those two provide, it feels like a bit of a white flag.

81st minute: Alexander-Arnold takes a heavy pass from Quansah and lines up a shot from 35 yards. A very bad idea, terribly executed.

80th minute: Doucoure chewing up the turf again, he’s been immense. Cross to the far post where Harrison tries a header.

79th minute: Some confusion from Everton clearing an Alexander-Arnold cross but Salah can’t capitalise and lifts over.

75th minute: Onana replaces Gueye who has run himself into the ground. Time for the final push from Dyche’s men.

69th minuteDiaz hits the post! The livewire Colombia winger already looked like the most likely man to turn this around. He darts inside and uncorks a shot that Pickford gives up. The ball cannons to safety off the inside of his left-hand post.

69th minute: Liverpool aren’t attacking from corners quite as badly as they’re defending from them but it speaks volumes that there’s even conversation to be had.

66th minuteShould be 3-0! Will Everton regret that let-off? A corner from the left is nodded back across goal and Branthwaite heads wide. Liverpool are completely scrambled.

64th minute: Everton almost barrel through for a third! What sort of a thing is happening here? Alexander-Arnold manages to block McNeil’s effort behind. He then heads behind under very little pressure to concede another corner. 

63rd minute: Triple change for Liverpool. Quansah, Endo and Elliott on for Konate, Szoboszlai and Jones.

58th minuteGOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!! Dominic Calvert-Lewin!!!!

Everton’s No. 9 gets up at the back post to head home. Potentially a massive, massive goal in the title race.

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57th minute: Better from Everton, who show a bit more composure on the ball. The move ends with a ripsnorter of a shot from McNeil that Alisson pushes over.

55th minute: Salah can’t control an Alexander-Arnold shot, Gueye comes away with the ball and Doucoure takes control of the Everton counter. It ends with a tame shot from the man who started it all.

53rd minute: Szoboszlai has a pretty daft shot that’s charged down. He then runs into Alexander-Arnold trying to remedy the situation. Everton can break. Calvert-Lewin can shoot from 45 yards. He shouldn’t, but he does. A ridiculous passage of play that felt more like the 53rd minute. Particularly for Everton, this doesn’t feel sustainable.

51st minute: Totemic stuff from Branthwaite, who clears a dangerous cross behind, wins the defensive header from the corner and gets out to block Szoboszlai’s follow-up shot.

47th minute: Underlapping run from Robertson, Gueye boots his cross behind. Van Dijk rises highest for the corner but Pickford holds on easily.

Kickoff: 2nd Half

Klopp sent his team out early. Presumably to soak up the acclaim. Mykolenko’s race is run and Young is on at left-back.

Halftime

Everton hold firm and, on account of blood and thunder opening half hour where they repeatedly unsettled Liverpool and Branthwaite made their the set-piece pressure pay. After that, Klopp’s men were able to get into a rhythm. Nunez and Diaz each went close. More of that and they should be okay but, as things stand, Liverpool have 45 minutes to save their title challenge.

45th minute+6: Curtis Jones appeals for a penalty, all by himself. He can have corner.

45th minute+4: It continues to be all Liverpool in this added period. Branthwaite slides in to block from Salah, Doucoure in to thwart Mac Allister. Bodies on the line!

45th minute: Nunez manages to turn a mis-control into a pass and a chance for Salahm who fires over under pressure. Six additional minutes and Liverpool have just started playing well enough to suggest they might be able to use them.

44th minutePickford again! A superb save with his boot, Diaz the frustrated forward on this occasion. 

43rd minute: Mykolenko is going to try to carry on. He’s hobbling badly.

42nd minute: Mykolenko is down in the Everton box after helping to repel the latest Liverpool attack. It’s been a fairly long stoppage. It looks like the Ukraine international is done for the evening.

38th minute: Diaz fouls McNeil, Van Dijk objects to the extent he’s booked. I believe the word is “rattled”.

35th minute: Excellent save from Pickford! Liverpool have compiled a long run of rumbling pressure since going behind. Finally they get through the blue wall as Mac Allister slides a ball through to Nunez. The Uruguay hammers goalward, lacking precision slightly, and the England No. 1 stands firm.

27th minute: GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!! Jarrad Brathwaite!!!!

Finally the set-piece pressure tells. Liverpool can’t clear, the ball pings around and Branthwaite squeezes it over the line. Bedlam inside Goodison. 

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26th minute: Cheap shot from Konate, who shoves Calvert-Lewin in mid-air. Another ball to be pumped into the Liverpool box. They deal with this one better.

24th minute: Darwin Nunez falls over in the Everton box. Safe to say that’s gone down well with the home crowd.

23rd minute: Cleared and Doucoure leads a decent enough breakaway. He’ll have to get through a lot of miles tonight, you expect.

22nd minute: Gueye gets it away, Robertson pumps another ball deep into Everton territory and Harrison is forced to put it behind. 

21st minute: Good pressing from McNeil, who gets Liverpool into a bit of a tangle. They manage to break though, Nunez is brought to earth by a thundering tackle and Tarkowski concedes a corner.

19th minute: It might be an idea if Liverpool start doing some set-piece marking. This one comes in from deep, Tarkowski can’t trouble Alisson unduly with his header but the centre-back had so much room.

17th minuteExcellent save from Alisson! McNeil with another find dead ball into the box. Branthwaite gets up at the far post and Calvert-Lewin rises highest. He can’t generate too much power and that means Alisson is able to just about claw away.

13th minute: Mac Allister clatters into Guete and Eeerton have a free-kick in a decent position near the left-hand corner of the penalty area. McNeil flights it in, Godfrey gets to the back-post header but his attempt lacks conviction.

10th minuteClose for Liverpool! Salah holds his run and stuns a volley towards the net. Godfrey gets in to clear behind. Everton deal with the corner and the Gwladys Street End roars.

7th minuteNO PENALTY! Yup, Doucoure was off, as was Calvert-Lewin. Take your pick. The challenge for Everton now is not to let that disappointment deflate a very promising start.

5th minutePENALTY TO EVERTON! Alisson gets into a mess and makes contact with Calvert-Lewin, who tries to head the ball in while face down. It’s an obvious found but the original pass is was aimed towards Doucoure who looks like he’s offside. VAR check…

4th minute: Liverpool go up the other end, Diaz nips into some space around the outside of Godfrey and his cross is hacked out of the goalmouth. Lively start.

3rd minute: Chance for Everton. Harrison has a look at Robertson and whips in an in-swinging cross. McNeil knocks it back to Doucoure, who can’t really sort his feet out and should do better from eight yards.

2nd minute: Alexander-Arnold tucking into his quarterback position in possession. Pings a diagonal ball over the top of the Everton defence but Pickford gathers easily.

Kickoff: 1st Half

Off we go. Konate has to make an early headed clearance from the edge of his own box. Get used to that.

4 mins before kickoff: Here come the teams to the familiar strains of Z Cars. It’s raw, it’s raucous, it’s red versus blue. It’s derby day.

10 mins before kickoff: Almost all of the full house are in position now, atmosphere cranking up. A reminder of the situation at the top of the table: Arsenal are top by three points from Liverpool, who play their game in hand tonight and are a point ahead of Manchester City. The champions have played two fewer games than Arsenal and the first of their games in hand comes at Brighton tomorrow.

30 mins before kickoff: Both teams are out and into their warmups. An Everton fans sitting just behind The Sporting News has labelled tonight “a free hit” after their success over Nottingham Forest at the weekend. A win might be asking a bit much, but if Dyche’s men can make it six draws in the past seven against Liverpool at their own ground then Everton would take a big step towards safety and Liverpool’s title challenge would suffer a body blow. It’s an equation many an Evertonian would gleefully accept.

1 hour before kickoff: Let’s have a look at the teams. All the big hitters are there in attack. Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez return among six Liverpool changes. Meanwhile, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has made it for Everton.

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1 hr 45 mins before kickoff: Everton have problems in attack and could be forced to go into the game without a natural centre-forward. Beto suffered a head injury late on during the 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest and will not be available for this game of the meeting with Brentford. The Portuguese forward replaced Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who had missed the 6-0 thrashing at Chelsea due to a hamstring complaint. “[We are] hopeful that he will be back for tomorrow,” said Sean Dyche when asked about Calvert-Lewin at his pre-match news conference. “We will wait and see until tomorrow but we are hopeful on that one.” 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

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2 hrs 15 mins before kickoff: It’s safe to say Everton will be pretty happy to see the back of Jurgen Klopp. In 18 meetings with Liverpool under their celebrated manager, Everton have won once and that was among the overwhelming weirdness of the lockdown season. Klopp’s overall record across 18 derbies ready W11 D6 L1. However, five of those draws have come in the past six Goodison Park derbies and he’s only won twice on the other side of Stanley Park. Anything other than three points tonight would be a body blow in this knife-edge title race.

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3 hours before kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of the Merseyside derby from Goodison Park. It’s one of the last editions of the famous old fixture at this famous old ground and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool curtain call against Everton.

Everton vs Liverpool kickoff time

This Premier League clash takes place at Goodison Park in Liverpool, U.K. and kicks off on Wednesday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Wed, Apr. 24 3:00 p.m. ET
Canada Wed, Apr. 24 3:00 p.m. ET
UK Wed, Apr. 24 8:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Thu, Apr. 25 5:00 a.m. AEST
India Thu, Apr. 25 12:30 a.m. IST

Everton vs Liverpool lineups, team news

Dyche was boosted by being able to start Dominic Calvert-Lewin after fellow striker Beto was ruled out due to a head injury.

Captain Seamus Coleman remains sidelined for the hosts, with Nathan Patterson ruled out for the rest of the season. It means a start for Ben Godfrey at right-back after Ashley Young got away with an accident-prone outing against Nottingham Forest.

Everton (4-5-1 right to left): Pickford (GK) — Godfrey, Branthwaite, Tarkowski, Mykolenko — McNeil, Gueye, Garner Onana, Harrison — Calvert-Lewin.

Everton subs (9): Virginia (GK), Keane, Onana, Danjuma, Young, Gomes, Chermiti, Warrington, Hunt.

Klopp’s injury list has been added to by the news that Diogo Jota is ruled out for the Everton game, as he has a hip problem, but Liverpool were still able to rotate for this derby showdown. Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Ibrahima Konate all returned after starting on the bench at Craven Cottage against Fulham for their weekend win.

Liverpool(4-3-3, right to left): Alisson (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson — Szoboszlai, Endo, Mac Allister — Salah, Nunez, Diaz.

Liverpool subs (9): Kelleher (GK), Gomez, Endo, Elliott, Tsimikas, Gravenberch, Clark, Danns, Quansah.

Everton vs Liverpool live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA Peacock
Canada

Fubo Canada

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League Sky GO, Now TV
Australia Optus Sport
India JioTV, Hotstar

USA: This game is available for live streaming on the Peacock Network.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada. New users can sign up to a FREE trial.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast via Sky Sports with streaming options on Sky GO and Now TV.

India: Streaming for this Premier League match is available via JioTV and Hotstar.

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