Pickford error hands Liverpool derby day victory

Pickford error hands Liverpool derby day victory

The Kop fell silent in disappointment.

But there was no fear factor from Everton on this occasion and their new players were central to the confidence within the blue ranks.

Ahead of Sunday's Merseyside derby, Liverpool have already endured a busy week.

Then came the most dramatic ending imaginable.

But not Origi who followed in before the ball bounced twice off the Everton crossbar and he headed into the net.

Everton looked to have secured a point at Anfield but Pickford's howler in the sixth minute of injury time gave Divock Ovigi a chance to be Liverpool's hero and the striker made no mistake from close-range.

It was a insane finish at Anfield and Klopp's manic run across the pitch summed up the wild closing moments, yet he was quick to admits he ad lost control of his emotions as he offered up these comments after the match. "I apologised immediately after to Marco Silva, I didn't want to be disrespectful".

By losing in the cruelest of ways, Everton remained without a win at Anfield since 1999.

But prior to that error, especially during the first half, both Alisson and Pickford showed just how important they have both become to their teams.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shot ahead as the league's top scorer with his double for Arsenal in an epic north London contest while at Anfield, Origi's stoppage-time victor kept Liverpool just two points behind leaders Manchester City.

Klopp's side face an all or nothing Champions League encounter with Napoli this month, before taking on Manchester City in a meeting between the Premier League's top two. You move on and get better.

The victory extended Arsenal's unbeaten run in all competitions to 19 matches, underscoring the excellent work done by manager Unai Emery in his first season at the club.

Gomes is starting to make his influence felt in Everton's team now he is fully fit after injury and the Portugal global - on loan from Barcelona - was the standout player for the visitors with his vision and technique in midfield. Fans lit flares in the stands after the last two goals.

Vertonghen's late dismissal after a clumsy foul earned him a second yellow card completed Spurs' miserable afternoon.

Pickford denied Xherdan Shaqiri with his leg at the other end, but the Toffees spurned another glorious opportunity when Walcott lost control of the ball after rounding Alisson.

There were chances for both teams in an entertaining encounter but the match appeared to be heading for a goalless stalemate as the seconds ticked away.

That is why every point counts, but the value of Origi's goal will mean much more than three points to Klopp and his players.

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