Liverpool FC is not gaining momentum in the English Premier League. In the Merseyside derby at Everton, coach Jürgen Klopp’s club only managed a 0-0 draw. With the third draw after six matchdays, the Reds remain only in the middle of the table. Local rivals Everton are still waiting for their first win of the season.

Uruguayan star Darwin Núñez has returned to Klopp’s squad after his suspension has expired. But the hosts had the first chance: Everton professional Tom Davies hit the post with his outside instep (32nd minute). At the other end, England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford deflected an attempt by Núñez onto the crossbar. Immediately afterwards, Luis Díaz hit the ball against the post (41′).

After the change of sides, there were numerous chances for both sides. Everton’s Pickford made two saves from Roberto Firmino (64′) and then Fabinho (65′). Neal Maupay failed free-standing to Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson (65th). The Brazilian was also there against Dwight McNeil (84′). Mohamed Salah had the greatest chance of scoring the winning goal: Pickford, however, deflected the Liverpool striker’s ball again to the post (90.5).

Nothing came of the late winning goal like last Wednesday. Fabio Carvalho scored the decisive goal in the eighth minute of added time in the 2-1 win over Newcastle United.

The disappointing draw threatens Liverpool to lose touch with the top of the table early in the season. Should Arsenal win at Manchester United on Sunday, Liverpool would be nine points behind the leaders. Manchester City could move seven points clear with a win at Aston Villa on Saturday.

Liverpool will host Wolverhampton next Saturday, and a win against the underdog is a must, especially since the away game at Chelsea is next.