Posted June 09, 2019 14:00:00It was a tense afternoon at Anfield as Brendan Rodgers and his Liverpool players looked to build on their impressive 2-1 win over Everton at Anfield.
The Reds, who have won just three of their past five Premier League games, were struggling to create chances against a Everton side who were looking to build off a performance in which they were outshot 15-0.
The Blues, who lost to Swansea in the Capital One Cup semi-final on Sunday, had been dominating the game and were looking like they were on the verge of breaking into the top four after being held to a goal from their striker Mario Balotelli in the first half.
Liverpool had the better of the first 20 minutes, but were unable to find a way through the hosts defence as they were unable keep possession.
The hosts were unable do anything on the break and their lead grew by five points as Liverpool were unable create enough clear-cut chances to get the better out of their possession.
Rodgers and his players had been under heavy pressure from Everton, who were able to get their best chances and were rewarded when a Balotella free-kick fell to Adam Lallana.
The striker fired over for his second goal of the season, but the hosts had to settle for a point.
This article first appeared on Goal.com