3 Positives Liverpool Can Take from Derby Draw with Everton

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3 Positives Liverpool Can Take from Derby Draw with Everton
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In a Merseyside derby that had just about everything, there were a number of positives that Liverpool can take away from their visit to Goodison Park, despite failing to take all three points.

Firstly there is the tempo at which they began the game.

Brendan Rodgers set his side up to attack their rivals from the offset and were rewarded for their bright start when Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring after just five minutes.

Despite looking bright early on, a lack of concentration was evident as the Reds allowed Kevin Mirallas to force home an equaliser only three minutes later when he drifted in unnoticed at the back post.

The seemingly unstoppable Luis Suarez put his side back in front with a perfectly taken free-kick, meaning the Reds went in at half time with a 2-1 advantage.

However, it seemed that for everything Liverpool were doing that was good, something equally bad would follow.

Step forward Joe Allen who missed the easiest of chances that surely would have put the contest out of Everton's reach.

Everton pounced on the Welshmen's howler, turning the game in their favour in the space of 10 minutes to lead 3-2.

Liverpool would however hit back again to leave with a share of the spoils.

The Reds' bright start and the individual brilliance of Suarez aside, this article will analyse—in this writer's opinion—the three main positives that Liverpool, Rodgers and Liverpool fans can take from their trip to their near neighbours.

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