- Liverpool fans furious as Reds fail to win in Merseyside derby
- Dejan Lovren criticised for sloppy challenge that led to Everton’s decisive penalty
- Supporters rue missed opportunity to go third in the Premier League
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Liverpool fans have reacted angrily to seeing their side throw away a win against Sam Allardyce’s uninspiring Everton side.
The Reds failed to make their dominance count as they were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw after Wayne Rooney’s second-half penalty cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s stunning opener.
Jurgen Klopp’s men subsequently squandered the opportunity to leapfrog Chelsea into third place in the Premier League after the champions suffered a shock defeat against West Ham.
Anger at full-time was primarily directed towards Dejan Lovren, who clumsily fouled Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the penalty area to give the Toffees an undeserved chance to draw level from the spot.
The Croatian’s unnecessarily rash challenge, no matter how soft, drew criticism from Reds as yet another costly big-game error.
Wasted chances throughout proved costly, with what looked set to be a valuable win eventually evolving into a rueful draw against an Everton side that displayed next to no attacking ambition.
Here’s how supporters reacted…
An intensive Merseyside derby. Should have been a clear 3 points for #LFC after a wonderful 1st half strike by the King of Egypt, Mo Salah until Lovren decided to pull out the shittiest decision in the box. Terribly disappointed. #LIVEVE 1-1
— ArViN KuMaR (@ArvinKumar2588) December 10, 2017
How many times are we let down by school boy defending?? Lovren… You need put your hand up and face the fact you will be replaced! #lfc
— Jonathan West (@jonwesty) December 10, 2017
— Ken_I_kickit (@kenduanevwjr) December 10, 2017
— Hened Collaku (@henedersonn) December 10, 2017
— Louise (@Liverpool_Lou) December 10, 2017
— Liverpoolzy (@luzhenyuan) December 10, 2017
— Amy (@Amy_LFC96) December 10, 2017
— Vernon Richards (@TesterFromLeic) December 10, 2017
Why some people blame the rotation for the draw?! #LFC absolutely manhandled Everton and should’ve been up 2 if Mane wasn’t too selfish to pass. And their goal was not a penalty although it was so stupid of Lovren when it wasn’t needed at all
— Armadillo (@Armadillo_KSA) December 10, 2017
#LFC were never in any danger of dropping points there today. The only way everton were going to score was if we gifted it to them.. and we did. And Lovren wonders why he gets all the criticism. But Mane squares it in the 1st half then would of been game over
— Jon Rushton (@jrushton90) December 10, 2017