Sunday’s late afternoon Premier League action saw Everton play hosts to Liverpool at Goodison Park for the Merseyside derby.
With Everton’s own poor form in recent months, the game takes on an additional edge as manager Marco Silva looks to end the campaign strongly so optimism builds for next season, but Liverpool’s run for the title this year also sees them hang more on the game than just bragging rights.
It was a tight game as derbies can often be, and although the stats show Liverpool slightly edged it, we had the same efforts on target as we battled to a scoreless draw on the day and a point was deserved for better efforts, even if it wasn’t a classic.
The point certainly does more for us that the red side of the City, as they now sit one point behind Manchester City in the Premier League table.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, Silva said of the game.
“I’m proud of my players and the desire they showed. It felt amazing in our stadium. Our fans were amazing and they pushed the team from the first minute. It was a tough match but a balanced match. I told them before the Cardiff game that every match has to be a final for us. There are many games to play and many points to win before the end of the season. Nothing is finished for us.”