Everton were unable to end their barren run at Anfield yesterday after a freak Divock Origi goal right at the death ensured Liverpool collected all three points in what was a pretty even game.
Bar the moment where Jordan Pickford’s howler allowed Origi to score the winner, Everton looked assured at the back, while they also carried a large threat going forward.
Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Ademola Lookman when he was brought on in the second half and Andre Gomes, in particular, all looked dangerous in attack, giving manager Marco Silva many positives to take from the game.
And the Portuguese coach has since come out to praise his side, suggesting they did not deserve to lose.
“I know the main thing in football is the result – but I am proud of our players and how we performed,” Silva told Everton’s official club website after the game. “I think it is clear, we did not deserve that result and it was a lucky, lucky, lucky day for Liverpool.”
You can have a look at how Everton supporters have reacted to Silva’s words and the team’s overall performance below…
Class act. Not like that horror comic running on the pitch
— Anthony Mckeever (@AnthonyMckeeve7) December 2, 2018
But the most important thing is that Everton looked more balanced and competed at Anfield for the first time for a long while…..this side has great potential…Boz
— Philip Evans#FBPE (@alisonlouevans) December 2, 2018
Is right Marco, making mistakes is one thing – the important thing is that they are learned from. We're a world away from the mess of last season – keep the momentum and confidence and we can only get better. #COYB
— ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@TotalWankel) December 2, 2018
Marco.. keep the faith.. no one especially Pickford to blame .. he kept us in it earlier .. we are Everto .. we will overcome
— Les Braham (@lesisablue) 2 December 2018
Marco Silva is correct. There were positives from the match.
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) December 2, 2018
Frigging love this club
— Mondo (@RayChowMondo) 2 December 2018
Great performance and a freak goal cost us.The signs are good as we playing positive football
— Tony keating (@tonytuam) December 2, 2018