Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker hilariously mocked Jordan Pickford within the closing phases of the Reds’ 2-0 victory over Everton.
Alisson produced his first and solely save of the Merseyside in damage time and he completely milked it for all it was price.
The Brazil worldwide had a quiet afternoon’s work in an ill-tempered native derby, though Everton did trigger Jurgen Klopp’s facet some issues on the counter assault – whereas Frank Lampard and Anthony Gordon imagine they need to have been awarded a penalty.
Lampard was not averse to turning to his previous mentor Jose Mourinho’s park-the-bus techniques at Anfield as Everton regarded to frustrate their metropolis rivals with males behind the ball in a low-block set-up.
And they even turned to Diego Simeone’s playbook when it got here to slowing the sport down and doing all the things they may to frustrate the hosts.
Liverpool took their bait within the first half as frustrations spilt over – and even acquired Jamie Carragher riled up within the commentary field – as they perceived Richarlison to be feigning damage and time-wasting within the first half.
Everton ‘keeper Pickford additionally annoyed the house crowd, having taken his time to get again up each time he collected the ball.
So Alisson took the chance to make enjoyable of his reverse quantity when he lastly had a save to make within the closing phases.
He saved a shot from his Brazil team-mate Richarlison and subsequently took an age to fall to the ground and get again up once more – at a degree within the sport when the consequence had been settled, with Liverpool’s 2-0 victory coming courtesy of objectives from Andrew Robertson and the king of the Merseyside derby Divock Origi.
“It was so hard. In the first half we weren’t at our best,” Robertson instructed Sky Sports in his post-match interview.
“We began enjoying their sport as an alternative of our personal sport – too many stoppages and issues like that. I’ve been in a relegation battle so I do know what it’s like.
“We had to play football, be patient and create chances, and thankfully we managed it. Patience was key.”