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Liverpool suffer 1st home loss vs Everton at home in 22 years

Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat at Anfield was their first loss at home to city rivals Everton since 1999 and was a fourth home league defeat in succession — something they have not experienced since 1924.

Liverpool suffer 1st home loss to Everton in 22 years. (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Liverpool’s collapse continues as Everton end 22-year jinx
  • A first win at Anfield vs Liverpool since 1999 for Everton
  • A first Merseyside derby win since 2010 put Everton behind sixth-place Liverpool

Richarlison scored after three minutes and Gylfi Sigurdsson netted a late penalty to give Everton their first away victory over Liverpool in 22 years in the Premier League on Saturday.

Everton’s first win of any description over Liverpool since 2010 — after a run of 23 games without a victory — lifted Carlo Ancelotti’s seventh-placed side level with the champions on 40 points although they have played a game less.

Liverpool remained in sixth spot but are three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea who drew 1-1 at Southampton.

Chelsea trailed to a goal by Takumi Minamino but Mason Mount levelled with a penalty after the break.

West Ham United, who are fifth with 42 points, host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Burnley were held to a 0-0 draw at home to lowly West Bromwich Albion despite the visitors playing with 10 men for an hour.

While it was despair for Liverpool, Everton can now dream of not only finishing above their rivals but also securing a place in the Champions League, although there is a long way to go.

“I am very pleased for the club and the supporters. I hope for sure that they are going to celebrate tonight,” Ancelotti said. “It was a good performance. A lot of fight and spirit.”

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