Everton delay Liverpool title hopes

Everton and Liverpool played out a tepid goalless draw on their return to Premier League action at Goodison Park, delaying the visitors’ title charge.

Liverpool went into the game needing six more points to clinch their first Premier League title but were blunted by the absences of Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson, mustering only three shots on target.

It was Everton who had the best chances of the game late in the day, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies and Richarlison all going close in a matter of minutes.

But neither side could find the breakthrough and has complicated Liverpool’s potential title win. They remain 23 points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the table, and will be hoping Pep Guardiola’s side drop points against Burnley on Monday.

If they do, Liverpool could still win the title against Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

Should Man City win against Burnley on Monday and Chelsea in their following game, then it could all come down to Liverpool’s trip to the Etihad on Thursday.

Everton, meanwhile, have moved onto 38 points and return to 12th position. – Sky Sports.

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