Everton vs Liverpool live score, result, updates, stats, lineups as Klopp’s men get VAR penalty let-off

By | April 24, 2024

GOODISON PARK, LIVERPOOL — Everton host Liverpool in a Merseyside derby that could have huge consequences at both ends of the Premier League table.

Jurgen Klopp heads into his final installment of this feisty local affair with the Reds three points behind leaders Arsenal, who hammered Chelsea 5-0 on Tuesday. Manchester City are four points back in third and will have two games in hand on both of their title rivals at the end of tonight, meaning the destiny of the league is in the champions’ hands.

Everton took a huge step towards securing Premier League survival with a battling 2-0 weekend win over Nottingham Forest. Sean Dyche’s side are five points above the drop zone with five matches to play, with this being their game in hand on third-from-bottom Luton Town.

The Sporting News is following Everton vs. Liverpool live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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Everton vs Liverpool live score

  1st Half Goalscorers
Everton 0  
Liverpool 0  


Everton (4-5-1 right to left): 1. Jordan Pickford (GK) — 22. Ben Godfrey, 32. Jarrad Branthwaite, 6. James Tarkowski, 19. Vitaliy Mykolenko — 7. Dwight McNeil, 27. Idrissa Gueye, 37. James Garner, 16. Abdoulaye Doucoure, 11. Jack Harrison — 9. Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Liverpool (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Alisson (GK) — 66. Trent Alexander-Arnold, 5. Ibrahima Konate, 4. Virgil van Dijk, 26. Andy Robertson — 8. Dominik Szoboszlai, 10. Alexis Mac Allister, 17. Curtis Jones — 11. Mohamed Salah, 9. Darwin Nunez, 7. Luis Diaz.

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Everton vs Liverpool live updates, highlights and commentary

26th minute: Cheap shot from Konate, who shoves Calvert-Lewin in mid-air. Another ball to be pumped into the Liverpool box. They deal with this one better.

24th minute: Darwin Nunez falls over in the Everton box. Safe to say that’s gone down well with the home crowd.

23rd minute: Cleared and Doucoure leads a decent enough breakaway. He’ll have to get through a lot of miles tonight, you expect.

22nd minute: Gueye gets it away, Robertson pumps another ball deep into Everton territory and Harrison is forced to put it behind. 

21st minute: Good pressing from McNeil, who gets Liverpool into a bit of a tangle. They manage to break though, Nunez is brought to earth by a thundering tackle and Tarkowski concedes a corner.

19th minute: It might be an idea if Liverpool start doing some set-piece marking. This one comes in from deep, Tarkowski can’t trouble Alisson unduly with his header but the centre-back had so much room.

17th minuteExcellent save from Alisson! McNeil with another find dead ball into the box. Branthwaite gets up at the far post and Calvert-Lewin rises highest. He can’t generate too much power and that means Alisson is able to just about claw away.

13th minute: Mac Allister clatters into Guete and Eeerton have a free-kick in a decent position near the left-hand corner of the penalty area. McNeil flights it in, Godfrey gets to the back-post header but his attempt lacks conviction.

10th minuteClose for Liverpool! Salah holds his run and stuns a volley towards the net. Godfrey gets in to clear behind. Everton deal with the corner and the Gwladys Street End roars.

7th minuteNO PENALTY! Yup, Doucoure was off, as was Calvert-Lewin. Take your pick. The challenge for Everton now is not to let that disappointment deflate a very promising start.

5th minutePENALTY TO EVERTON! Alisson gets into a mess and makes contact with Calvert-Lewin, who tries to head the ball in while face down. It’s an obvious found but the original pass is was aimed towards Doucoure who looks like he’s offside. VAR check…

4th minute: Liverpool go up the other end, Diaz nips into some space around the outside of Godfrey and his cross is hacked out of the goalmouth. Lively start.

3rd minute: Chance for Everton. Harrison has a look at Robertson and whips in an in-swinging cross. McNeil knocks it back to Doucoure, who can’t really sort his feet out and should do better from eight yards.

2nd minute: Alexander-Arnold tucking into his quarterback position in possession. Pings a diagonal ball over the top of the Everton defence but Pickford gathers easily.

Kickoff: 1st Half

Off we go. Konate has to make an early headed clearance from the edge of his own box. Get used to that.

4 mins before kickoff: Here come the teams to the familiar strains of Z Cars. It’s raw, it’s raucous, it’s red versus blue. It’s derby day.

10 mins before kickoff: Almost all of the full house are in position now, atmosphere cranking up. A reminder of the situation at the top of the table: Arsenal are top by three points from Liverpool, who play their game in hand tonight and are a point ahead of Manchester City. The champions have played two fewer games than Arsenal and the first of their games in hand comes at Brighton tomorrow.

30 mins before kickoff: Both teams are out and into their warmups. An Everton fans sitting just behind The Sporting News has labelled tonight “a free hit” after their success over Nottingham Forest at the weekend. A win might be asking a bit much, but if Dyche’s men can make it six draws in the past seven against Liverpool at their own ground then Everton would take a big step towards safety and Liverpool’s title challenge would suffer a body blow. It’s an equation many an Evertonian would gleefully accept.

1 hour before kickoff: Let’s have a look at the teams. All the big hitters are there in attack. Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez return among six Liverpool changes. Meanwhile, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has made it for Everton.

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Arne Slot

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1 hr 45 mins before kickoff: Everton have problems in attack and could be forced to go into the game without a natural centre-forward. Beto suffered a head injury late on during the 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest and will not be available for this game of the meeting with Brentford. The Portuguese forward replaced Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who had missed the 6-0 thrashing at Chelsea due to a hamstring complaint. “[We are] hopeful that he will be back for tomorrow,” said Sean Dyche when asked about Calvert-Lewin at his pre-match news conference. “We will wait and see until tomorrow but we are hopeful on that one.” 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

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2 hrs 15 mins before kickoff: It’s safe to say Everton will be pretty happy to see the back of Jurgen Klopp. In 18 meetings with Liverpool under their celebrated manager, Everton have won once and that was among the overwhelming weirdness of the lockdown season. Klopp’s overall record across 18 derbies ready W11 D6 L1. However, five of those draws have come in the past six Goodison Park derbies and he’s only won twice on the other side of Stanley Park. Anything other than three points tonight would be a body blow in this knife-edge title race.

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3 hours before kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of the Merseyside derby from Goodison Park. It’s one of the last editions of the famous old fixture at this famous old ground and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool curtain call against Everton.

Everton vs Liverpool kickoff time

This Premier League clash takes place at Goodison Park in Liverpool, U.K. and kicks off on Wednesday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Wed, Apr. 24 3:00 p.m. ET
Canada Wed, Apr. 24 3:00 p.m. ET
UK Wed, Apr. 24 8:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Thu, Apr. 25 5:00 a.m. AEST
India Thu, Apr. 25 12:30 a.m. IST

Everton vs Liverpool lineups, team news

Dyche was boosted by being able to start Dominic Calvert-Lewin after fellow striker Beto was ruled out due to a head injury.

Captain Seamus Coleman remains sidelined for the hosts, with Nathan Patterson ruled out for the rest of the season. It means a start for Ben Godfrey at right-back after Ashley Young got away with an accident-prone outing against Nottingham Forest.

Everton (4-5-1 right to left): Pickford (GK) — Godfrey, Branthwaite, Tarkowski, Mykolenko — McNeil, Gueye, Garner Onana, Harrison — Calvert-Lewin.

Everton subs (9): Virginia (GK), Keane, Onana, Danjuma, Young, Gomes, Chermiti, Warrington, Hunt.

Klopp’s injury list has been added to by the news that Diogo Jota is ruled out for the Everton game, as he has a hip problem, but Liverpool were still able to rotate for this derby showdown. Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Ibrahima Konate all returned after starting on the bench at Craven Cottage against Fulham for their weekend win.

Liverpool(4-3-3, right to left): Alisson (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson — Szoboszlai, Endo, Mac Allister — Salah, Nunez, Diaz.

Liverpool subs (9): Kelleher (GK), Gomez, Endo, Elliott, Tsimikas, Gravenberch, Clark, Danns, Quansah.

Everton vs Liverpool live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA Peacock

Fubo Canada

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League Sky GO, Now TV
Australia Optus Sport
India JioTV, Hotstar

USA: This game is available for live streaming on the Peacock Network.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada. New users can sign up to a FREE trial.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast via Sky Sports with streaming options on Sky GO and Now TV.

India: Streaming for this Premier League match is available via JioTV and Hotstar.

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