Liverpool 2-0 Everton: Ancelotti’s men win at Anfield for the first time since 1999

Gylfi Sigurdsson-Everton

Liverpool crashed to a 2-0 defeat against Everton in the Premier League earlier tonight.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have now lost four consecutive home games for the first time since 1923 and Everton will be elated to have picked up their first win at Anfield in a long time.

The Toffees took the lead through Richarlison in the first half after some fantastic work from James Rodriguez to send the Brazilian through on goal.

Everton could have easily doubled their advantage in the first half but Alisson produced a point-blank save from Seamus Coleman’s header.

The Toffees were undoubtedly the better team throughout the game and they deserved to pick up all three points.

However, their second goal was quite controversial and the refereeing decision will not go down well with the Liverpool fans.

The Toffees were awarded a penalty in the second half and Gylfi Sigurdsson dispatched the ball into the Liverpool net from the spot.

On review, it appeared that it was a harsh decision from the referee and Liverpool will feel hard done by.

It will be interesting to see how Liverpool bounce back from this. They have been abysmal in the Premier League in recent weeks and their decline is showing no signs of improving.

On top of the defeat, Liverpool were dealt another cruel injury blow when Jordan Henderson had to be taken off in the first half after injuring his groyne.

The Reds have now fielded their 17th different centre back partnership this season due to injury problems and it seems highly unlikely that Liverpool will secure European qualification this season.