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Setback in the title fight – Liverpool loses at Everton

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Setback in the title fight – Liverpool loses at Everton

As of: April 24, 2024 10:58 p.m

Liverpool FC lost the derby at Everton FC in the Premier League and dropped important points in the title fight.

The 0:2 (0:1) at Everton leaves Liverpool in second place, three points behind leaders Arsenal; both clubs have played 34 games. Arsenal won 5-0 against Chelsea on Tuesday. Just one win from the last four league games probably means the end of Liverpool’s title dreams, which were also recently eliminated from the Europa League.

Defending champions Manchester City are one point behind Liverpool, but have played two fewer games and could take the lead with two wins. On Thursday (9 p.m.) Manchester City will play a catch-up game against Brighton & Hove Albion. According to coach Pep Guardiola, Erling Haaland will still be missing there due to a muscle injury.

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Branthwaite and Calvert-Lewis meet

Jarrad Branthwaite gave Everton the lead in the 27th minute. Branthwaite’s finish slipped through the hands of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson. There had previously been a possible penalty for Everton, but an offside position prevented the penalty.

Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton FC) celebrates after his goal against Liverpool FC

Everton increased their score in the 58th minute when Dominic Calvert-Lewin headed a corner into the goal. Liverpool came close in the 70th minute, but Luis Díaz hit the crossbar from the left edge of the penalty area.

“We weren’t good enough,” said Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp on Sky. “I know what that means, I can’t change it now.” Liverpool play at West Ham United on Saturday. Manchester City play Nottingham Forest on Sunday, Arsenal also face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

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“Everyone has to look in the mirror and ask themselves whether they have really given everything and really want to win the league,” said captain Virgil van Dijk: “If we play like we did today, we have no chance of seeing ourselves as title contenders. “

Manchester United climbs to sixth place

Manchester United, who were still in crisis, managed a 4-2 win against Sheffield United, which meant the team managed to move up to sixth place because Newcastle United lost 2-0 at Crystal Palace.

Ben Osborn (Sheffield United) in a duel with Antony (Manchester United)

AFC Bournemouth kept their slim chance of European contention alive with a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Meanwhile, there was a goal record for the Premier League on Wednesday: Although there are still 45 games to be played, the league broke the record of 1,084 goals in a season that was set last year.

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