Liverpool have been having something of a rollercoaster of a season. The Reds have dealt with injuries, illness and a litany of bizarre refereeing decisions. The injury crisis has left top four as a priority. Everton drawing at Man United has done Liverpool a big favour.
Top four priority
The Reds went into this season as many people’s favourites.
Jürgen Klopp’s side had walked to glory last term and were set to begin building a dynasty by defending the title.
Then the worst injury crisis in Premier League history hit the side.
In autumn Jürgen Klopp lost his starting centre back partnership for the rest of the season.
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More recently the last senior centre back in the side has also been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.
Injuries haven’t been limited to the defence, we’ve lost the goalkeeper for periods, as well as elements of the attack and midfield.
Man City have opened up a seven point lead at the top whilst the Reds try and piece together a team.
Man United 3-3 Everton
This weekend actually saw a fantastic game of footy.
Old Trafford played host to a classic battle between Merseyside and Lancashire as Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton nicked a point off Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man United.
The hosts opened up a two goal lead before halftime thanks to an Edinson Cavani header and a lovely finish from Bruno Fernandes.
The Toffees brought the score level in the second half through James Rodriguez and Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Scott McTominay appeared to have won the game with an excellent header 20 minutes from time but Dominic Calvert-Lewin smuggled home a point, stabbing an equaliser home in the 95th minute.
Everton draw with Man United is big favour
The race for the top four will be a hotly contested one this year.
Whilst Man United are ahead of the Reds at the moment the old enemy will inevitably face some tough fixtures in the coming months.
Likewise Everton are pushing hard for a top four place.
A draw between the sides does Liverpool a big favour with both rivals dropping points.