The Merseyside derby kicked off today from Goodison Park. Liverpool was looking for a win to move to the top of the table at least briefly on Saturday, potentially longer with a favorable score line in the Arsenal-Southampton tilt.
The game was an incredible back and forth between the two rivals. Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho scored in the fifth minute to get his team an early goal. Everton didn’t allow themselves to get demoralized and responded quickly with a goal from Kevin Mirallas int he eighth minute.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, who has been on fire since returning from a suspension, made his mark on the game again. He scored in the 19th minute off of a free kick give Liverpool the lead. That fast start slowed a bit as the half wound down.
In the second half the back and forth just picked up. Both sides were looking for a goal early on. Suarez created an opportunity for teammate Joe Allen who missed the mark. He could’ve passed it back to Suarez for an easy goal as well but he wanted a bit of glory.
It got real exciting in the 72nd minute when Romelu Lukaku tied the game for Everton. The ball came to him high in the box and he put it on target to score. Just 10 minutes later Lukaku scored again to give Everton their first lead in the game. That had Liverpool reeling, and they had substituted Daniel Sturridge in just minutes earlier.
Sturridge scored in the 89th minute to tie the game and salvage a point from the derby. The goal came off another set piece.
Phillipe Coutinho’s early goal for Liverpool:
Kevin Mirallas goal to tie the game:
Luis Suarez’s goal to give Liverpool the lead:
Lukaku’s goal to tie the game:
Lukaku’s goal to give Everton the lead:
Sturridge’s game tying goal: