Everton 0-0 Liverpool: 5 tactics from Marco Silva that stopped Jurgen Klopp's men
#4 Keeping Liverpool's midfield in check
Marco Silva gave his midfielders one clear directive – Liverpool had to be denied any chance of taking control of the middle of the park. Jurgen Klopp’s men usually dictate from the midfield and decide the tempo of the game. It is from here that the Liverpool midfielders spray out the long passes and switch possession to the wings.
Right from the start of the game, Everton increased the numbers in the midfield. Fabinho was denied any time on the ball to take control of proceedings, while Wijnaldum had a quiet game too. Henderson did carve out a couple of passes for the away side, but they were few and far between. As such, Liverpool failed to win the midfield battle on the night.
Klopp tried to change things by bringing in Milner, but it had little effect as Everton refused to budge. By stopping the Liverpool midfield, Everton gained a valuable draw against their arch-rivals.