Everton ensured Manchester City remained prime of the Premier League as they produced a battling efficiency to carry Liverpool to a goalless draw at Goodison Park.
Liverpool wanted victory to leapfrog City after their win at Bournemouth however Jurgen Klopp’s aspect lacked the leading edge to interrupt the impasse in a tense Merseyside derby.
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, the villain when Divock Origi scored Liverpool’s 96th-minute winner at Anfield in December, was the hero with a superb first-half save from Mohamed Salah, who was denied by an excellent last-ditch problem from Michael Keane after the break.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson was not often troubled aside from a diving save from Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s header and whereas the title chasers created the higher alternatives, they have been annoyed – as they have been in opposition to Manchester United at Old Trafford every week in the past.
Manchester City now stand some extent clear with 9 video games remaining.
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|Race for the Premier League title|
|Date||Liverpool fixtures||Date||Man City fixtures|
|10 March||Burnley (H)||9 March||Watford (H)|
|17 March||Fulham (A)|
|31 March||Tottenham (H)||30 March||Fulham (A)|
|5 April||Southampton (A)||6 April||Cardiff (H)(may change on account of FA Cup)|
|14 April||Chelsea (H)||14 April||Crystal Palace (A)|
|21 April||Cardiff (A)||20 April||Tottenham (H)|
|24 April||Manchester United (A)|
|26 April||Huddersfield (H)||28 April||Burnley (A)|
|4 May||Newcastle (A)||4 May||Leicester (H)|
|12 May||Wolves (H)||12 May||Brighton (A)|
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