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Good afternoon, folks.

Fourth-placed Liverpool host tenth-placed Everton this afternoon in the first Merseyside derby of the season.

Kick-off at Anfield is at 2.15pm and we’ll keep you updated on all the significant incidents from the game, so stick with us from then.

The players are out on the pitch and Anfield is rocking. Kick-off in a couple of minutes.

It’s underway at Anfield.

1Mins

Everton are attacking the Kop in the first half.

2Mins

Wintery conditions at Anfield, plenty of snow falling.

3Mins

Salah tees up Henderson on the edge of the box but he fires well over.

5Mins

Kenny looks for Calvert-Lewin with a free sent into the Liverpool box but it’s too heavy.

6Mins

Robertson sends a low cross into the box but it’s easily dealt with by Everton goalkeeper Pickford.

7Mins

Salah’s cross from the right is too high for Mane.

10Mins

Liverpool go close as Milner’s volley is blocked by Kenny!

11Mins

Mignolet has to rush out of goal to clear as Niasse advanced for Everton down the left.

13Mins

Salah and Oxlade-Chamberlain both see efforts blocked by the Everton defence, who are having to work hard early on here.

20Mins

Liverpool still well on top here but still no sign of a breakthrough.

25Mins

Gomez perhaps fortunate there not to be booked for a foul on Everton’s Cuco Martina.

29Mins

Oxlade-Chamberlain sends a free-kick into the Everton box but he gets far too much purchase on the ball and it comes to nothing.

29Mins

It’s been almost all Liverpool so far but they’re still level where it matters.

31Mins

Everton have got Rooney wide on the right and he’s not having any influence on the game from out there thus far.

31Mins

Milner has a crack and it earns Liverpool a corner.

31Mins

The corner from the left is headed away by Calvert-Lewin, Everton eventually clear the danger.

33Mins

The only way to describe Everton’s performance so far is to say that they’re playing very much like a team managed by Sam Allardyce.

34Mins

Having said that, they are looking more comfortable defensively after a nervy start.

34Mins

Mane crosses to the back post but it’s cleared by Sigurdsson.

34Mins

Good run by Salah eventually sees the ball fall to Robertson, but his effort is off target from long range.

38Mins

Sigurdsson catches Henderson on the ankle and earns himself a yellow card.

40Mins

Lovren tries something a little different by clipping one over the top but it’s gathered by Pickford. Liverpool players and supporters starting to get a bit frustrated.

42Mins

Gomez finds his way through down the right after a pass by Oxlade-Chamberlain but again Everton spoil the attack.

42Mins

Everton’s Gana is booked for a tackle from behind on Mane.

43Mins

There’s the breakthrough Liverpool deserve and who else engineers it but Mohamed Salah…

Near the edge of the box out on the right, he beats two defenders and then curls a sublime strike with his left foot into the top corner for his 13th Premier League goal of the season.

Pure class from the Egyptian.

45Mins

Salah tries another one but it’s turned away for a corner by Williams.

45Mins

The ball eventually finds its away to Oxlade-Chamberlain, who strikes it well on the volley but can’t get his shot on target.

45Mins

Mane has just squandered a glorious chance to double Liverpool’s lead.

He beats Williams and bears down on goal with three team-mates unmarked to his right, but instead of teeing one of them up, he drags a left-footed shot well wide.

45Mins

That’s the break and a one-goal lead is no more than Liverpool deserve. Sam Allardyce has some thinking to do.

45Mins

46Mins

Second half underway at Anfield. Liverpool lead thanks to the brilliance of Mo Salah.

Liverpool v Everton - Premier League - Anfield Source: Peter Byrne

46Mins

Two changes for Everton at half-time: Schneiderlin and Lennon replace Davies and Niasse.

47Mins

Early chance for Liverpool but Milner drags his shot from just outside the box wide.

49Mins

Chance for Liverpool as Oxlade-Chamberlain crosses from the right but Kenny to the rescue for Everton. Williams clears the subsequent corner.

49Mins

Chance! Milner’s cross finds Salah but he heads just wide.

50Mins

Jordan Henderson completed 60 passes in the first half, more than the entire Everton team.

51Mins
51Mins

A rare venture forward for Everton ends with a tame Calvert-Lewin shot going well wide.

53Mins

Salah’s corner from the right is turned behind for another corner by Holgate as Lovren was set to tuck it away.

55Mins

Salah engineers another corner for Liverpool. He’s wreaking havoc out on the right.

55Mins

Salah exchanges passes with Mane but this time his shot is off target.

62Mins

Chances in the opposition penalty area so far: 35 for Liverpool, 2 for Everton.

63Mins

Oxlade-Chamberlain fires the ball across the face of goal but Mane is unable to make contact.

65Mins

Salah’s free-kick from the left finds Gomez but he heads just over.

67Mins

Looks like Firmino is about to be introduced by Liverpool.

68Mins

Firmino is on for Liverpool in place of the goalscorer Salah.

70Mins

Robertson sends in a cross but it’s behind Solanke.

As dominant as Liverpool have been throughout this game, you get the feeling that they could do with a second goal just to be sure.

72Mins

Gomez heads behind and it’s a corner for Everton. A rare, rare chance for Sam Allardyce’s men.

73Mins

Mignolet is out to punch Sigurdsson’s delivery away.

76Mins

Penalty to Everton! Lovren fouls Calvert-Lewin.

81Mins

Incredible! Completely against the run of play, Everton are level.

Lovren wasn’t happy with the decision but it was certainly clumsy from the Liverpool defender as he placed a hand on Calvert-Lewin’s back when there was no immediate danger.

Rooney smashes the ball down the middle and it’s 1-1.

80Mins

We’re into the final 10 minutes and it’s in the melting pot.

82Mins

Milner crosses for Solanke but the youngster can’t get his head on it.

83Mins

Jagielka comes on for Everton in place of Rooney.

Ings replaces Solanke for Liverpool.

85Mins

Schneiderlin takes out Milner just outside the Everton box and Liverpool have a free-kick.

85Mins

Great effort by substitute Coutinho but it was well saved by Pickford.

88Mins

Coutinho’s corner finds Lovren but his header goes well over the bar.

88Mins

Coutinho replaced Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 78th minute, by the way. Just spotted that the gremlins in the system ate that update.

91Mins

Into added time. Four extra minutes to be played.

90Mins

Chance! Robertson sends a cross to the far post but it’s just a little too heavy for Firmino.

90Mins

Coutinho tees up Henderson on the edge of the box but the shot is miles off target.

90Mins

Klopp and Lovren furious with the referee at full-time over the awarding of Everton’s equalising penalty.

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