The Merseyside Derby took place in the FA Cup on 5th Jan between Everton FC and Liverpool FC. The two competed again as the neighbors went toe to toe in the 3rd round of the competition.
However, the Toffees took their Merseyside rivalry on another level as they took up to their twitter platform to write this:
👣 | And so to Anfield. Home of the English champions… of 1890/91. 🔵
— Everton (@Everton) January 5, 2020
The tweet backfired on Everton FC as they were handed a defeat of 1-0 in the match. “Why Not Today” became a laughing matter as their overdue run of loss at Anfield continues. The trolls were already up as the defeat was a huge blow to the new manager Carlo Ancelotti and co.
Talking about how they won the league back in 1890/91, they tried to make the derby more exciting. The result of the match did not go along with the tweet.
The match was the 3rd round of the competition. The fact that sides could not be compared equally, they still played similarly on paper.
Liverpool played a completely young and inexperienced side with the debut of Minamino whom they recently acquired from Red Bull Salzburg. On the other hand, Everton played its best XI which features regularly in the premier league.
This vast difference between the two teams still cost the blue side a loss as Curtis Jones’ fabulous strike got Liverpool through.
The teams were evenly matched on paper as Liverpool took 12 shots while Everton took 11. Liverpool also dominated the possession as the young guns showed the Everton side what they can accomplish in the coming years.
The defeat itself was embarrassing as Everton was not able to make an impact on the whole game. The tweet beforehand added to the misery. Carlo Ancelotti’s men were not up to the level as they left with a very unsatisfied performance.
Liverpool continued to win and stayed strong as they completed a calendar year without suffering a loss in the Premier League.
Liverpool’s U23 side has shown excellent promise in the coming years as their academy graduates continue to shine under Jurgen Klopp.