Sport Reactions as Pundit Claims Everton can Win Title Following Derby Draw

13:20  21 october  2020
13:20  21 october  2020 Source:   readsport.co

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Liverpool and Everton played out a largely forgettable 0-0 draw at Goodison Park that leaves the visitors a point behind Manchester City at the Everton ’s long wait for victory in a Merseyside derby goes on but they found ample compensation in damaging their rivals’ bid for the Premier League title .

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With Everton remaining at the apex of the Premier League, one prominent pundit has made a bold claim surrounding the prospects of Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton.

a man wearing a hat and glasses: Liverpool FC v Everton FC - FA Cup Third Round © Getty Images/Getty Images Sport Liverpool FC v Everton FC - FA Cup Third Round

Jamie O’Hara, speaking to talkSPORT has claimed that teams such as Everton or Spurs could mount a serious title challenge after Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk was ruled out with injury in a 2-2 Merseyside derby draw.

Current Premier League champions Liverpool recently confirmed their key central defender would have to undergo knee surgery and would likely be ruled out for much of the season as a result.

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VAR reviewed the incident in Saturday's Merseyside derby and determined that Liverpool were not awarded a The Liverpool defender was injured in a challenge with Everton 's Jordan Pickford. There just seems to be so much human error in this decision-making. Where do you draw the line?'

Liverpool 1-1 Everton : EIGHT THINGS YOU MISSED - Jordan Henderson outpasses entire Everton Liverpool and Everton could have combined to field an entire English line-up Everton earn a point but their run without a win at Anfield continues first-half beauty as the points were shared in a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.

The Dutchman has a formidable record of appearances, having played in 95 of the 96 Premier League games Liverpool have had since he made his debut in January 2018.

He played every minute in the 2019/20 season, as they claimed the title for the first time in 30 years.

As a partial consequence off the back of a good run of form that has seen the Toffees secure four wins and a draw, O’Hara has now backed Everton and others to hold a firmer chance at seriously challenging more recent winners at securing the Premier League title.

Liverpool will have to look to Joel Matip and Joe Gomez as their primary central defensive reinforcements, whilst the Reds also hold young prospects Sepp van den Berg and Nathaniel Phillips among their ranks.

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Carlo Ancelotti reacts to Everton 's draw with Merseyside rivals Liverpool FC at Goodison Park. Ancelotti said he was pleased with his team performance and their competitiveness in the derby , he also said the game was up to grabs - win , lose or draw .

Reaction as Liverpool are forced to settle for a goalless draw in the Merseyside derby . Jonathan Overend is joined by former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock, former Everton and Chelsea winger Pat Nevin The team dissect Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Fulham and Leicester sinking to a 2-1 defeat to

O’Hara’s comments prompted a flurry of social media responses from football fans by suggesting Spurs or Everton could challenge for the title:

Evidently, much bemusement surrounds O’Hara and his comments – though some football fans agree with some of his claims too.

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Newcastle United are back on home soil on Sunday as the Magpies welcome Everton to St James’ Park as Steve Bruce aims to inflict consecutive defeats on the current league leaders. The Toon are in need of a victory for their own cause after two games without a win has left them in 14th position. Everton will arrive on Tyneside having been dealt a blow to their previously sky-high confidence last weekend as they fell to a 2-0 defeat away to Southampton. Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees come into the clash with their fair share of absentees, with Richarlison and Lucas Digne suspended, as well as the huge loss of the early season star, James Rodriguez confirmed as absent.

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