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EPL Highlight: Liverpool settle for draw in a controversial and action packed Merseyside derby

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In an action packed game in the Merseyside derby filled with controversial moments see English Champions Liverpool forced to a 2-2 draw at Goddison Park after a last minute

VAR check on Jordan Henderson’s goal.
The game witnessed one of the fastest Merseyside derby opening goal through a three minute Sadio Mane strike before Michael Keane put Everton on level terms with a header from James Rodriguez cross.

During the game, Everton’s shot stopper, Jordan Pickford, was lucky to still be in the game after a foul on Virgil van Dijk in the penalty box, though referee has already blown his whistle for offside. But pundits argue that Jordan Pickford should have been sent off for the foul regardless of the offside decision. Liverpool’s Van Dijk was unable to continue at the start of the second half due to injury sustain from the collision with Everton Keeper, Jordan Pickford.

In the second half Liverpool went in front again through Mohamed Salah’s first time hit after a poor clearance from Yeri Mina. But shortly Dominic Calvert-Lewin pulled off a towering header to give Everton the equaliser for the second time in the game.

Meanwhile, Everton’s striker Richarlison, was sent off late on after a wild challenge on Thiago.

Liverpool thought they have won the game, after Jordan Henderson scored from close range but the goal was cancelled after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) showed that Mane was offside by close margin with his hands caught on the offside line.

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Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

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