England - Everton forced Liverpool to share the 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby in the 16th week of the English Premier League on Sunday (10/11/2017).
|Everton striker, Wayne Rooney, to execute a penalty kick that led to goals against Liverpool in English Premier League match at Anfield Stadium on Sunday (10/12/2017) local time.|
Liverpool had superior first through kick Mohamed Salah in the 42nd minute. However, Everton reply through Wayne Rooney's goal from the white point of the 77th minute.
Everton's new coach, Sam Allardyce, implements a proven defensive strategy in the game.
"They scored 12 goals in the last two games, so our target is to frustrate them and minimize the chances," Allardyce said as quoted by BBC's BolaSport.com.
But the big-powered coach Big Sam was admitted less satisfied with the control of the ball earned his team in the first round.
"We are very disappointed with our very poor mastery of the ball in the first half, therefore I changed the two players and changed the style of play," said Allardyce.
"We are implementing a good defensive game, waiting for an opportunity to come and Rooney making a great pass and split the Liverpool defense," he added.
Responding to his controversial penalty, Allardyce agreed with the decision taken by the referee.
"I do not understand why you do not judge a penalty, Lovren is obviously pushing Calvert-Lewin," said the former England coach.
"Klopp may complain at will, but it is a foul, if you push another player in the penalty box, that is an offense," he said.