Everton fan allegedly almost hits Klopp with thrown bottle while pitch-invader confronts Anthony Taylor

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Jurgen Klopp was fortunate to avoid being struck by a thrown bottle from behind Liverpool’s technical area after an Everton fan reacted poorly to VAR disallowing Conor Coady’s opener at Goodison Park.

Matters were hardly helped either by a pitch invasion from one disgruntled Everton fan who confronted Anthony Taylor following the overturning of the ex-Red’s goal, with both instances reported by Ian Parker on Twitter.

(Image) Everton ‘fan’ runs onto the pitch to confront Anthony Taylor after Conor Coady’s goal is overturned

It’s been a mixed bag as far as individual performances are concerned with the heroic goalkeeping of Jordan Pickford and Alisson Becker helping to keep the game level.

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Taylor, Coady, Klopp
Everton fan confronts Anthony Taylor

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Whilst we can understand emotions running high in a derby, there’s simply no excuse for the antics of a minority of Everton fans – particularly as far as projectile throwing is concerned, in an incident that could have brought harm to Klopp.

A switch to a 4-2-3-1, after Fabio Carvalho was swapped out for Bobby Firmino at the half-time break, appeared to initially work well for Liverpool who had suffered at the hands of their opponents quick counter-attacks.

Whilst alarm bells won’t necessarily be ringing for the German tactician should the tie end goalless (as expected), it will certainly have our coaching staff scratching their heads at how best to get our attacking options functioning well together after a particularly dysfunctional start to proceedings in the first-half.

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