Goodison Tactics: What went wrong for Everton against Liverpool?
Everton were thrashed 4-1 by Liverpool in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on Thursday night.
It was an awful display from start to finish by Rafael Benitez’s side, and the fans expressed their frustrations at the end of the game.
It was always going to be tough for the Toffees, but they made everything so easy for the Reds, and things look rather bleak now [Sky Sports YouTube].
After an awful run of form, the Toffees find themselves just five points above the relegation zone.
Here we look at all four goals and assess what went wrong for the Toffees against their inner-city rivals.
This goal had been coming after Liverpool dominated the opening exchanges.
However, Allan has to do better. At no point did he know where Henderson was until it was too late.
The pass by Henderson was fantastic; however, Pickford gets caught and if he had stayed on his line longer, he might have narrowed Salah’s angle.
Instead, he made the Egyptian go for the far corner and he found it with ease.
This was probably the worst goal from Everton’s point of view as it was just a series of mistakes.
Gray’s pass wasn’t great but Coleman should still have done better with his touch. Pickford also didn’t cover himself in glory and could have made the save.
This was a great finish, but Allan made it too easy for the Liverpool forward, and Pickford’s efforts to make the save were pretty pathetic.
So there you have it; not pretty viewing for Toffees fans, and it is hard to see how they get out of this current run of form.
Next up is Arsenal on Monday night, and that is a must-win.
In other Everton news, Gray has his say on Benitez’s future.