Everton 0-0 Liverpool: 5 things we learned
We might have seen Saturday’s bore draw coming, given Everton’s approach and Liverpool’s European excursions. Still, there was plenty to chew on.
Saturday’s early kick-off was a largely forgettable affair but it was not without its talking points.
The goalless draw saw both goalkeepers make good saves and it showed us a glimpse of Liverpool’s peripheral players as the club rotated in-between European matches.
It also gave us more of an insight into what Sam Allardyce’s Everton are really made of as they had a real opportunity to win their first Merseyside derby since 2010.
They came close on a couple of occasions but, in the end, they couldn’t find a way through.
Here are five things we learned from the encounter: