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MetiNews.Com - A look back at some of the moments missed from Saturday's chaotic Merseyside derby
Breaking News ! The 237th Merseyside derby became the fifth out of the last 10 to be drawn. But while both teams once again walked away from Goodison Park with a share of the spoils, there was no little drama attached to one of the most exciting stalemates in recent memory. Goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were cancelled out by Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin before Jordan Henderson's stoppage-time winner was controversially ruled out for offside. There was also the small matter of a straight red card for Richarlison for a poor tackle on Thiago Alcantara, although Jordan Pickford avoided suffering a similar fate earlier on for an even worse one on Virgil van Dijk. By now, though, you will be aware of all that. What you may have missed, however, were a number of interesting subplots that went under the radar in one of the most keenly contested derbies in years. Too much for Kelleher Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher appears to be sleeping midway through Saturday's Merseyside derby (Credit: BBC Sport) Despite the unscripted drama of it all, the game appeared to be of little interest to Liverpool's substitute goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher. The aforementioned excitement left plenty for the neutrals to sink their teeth into, but the Ireland Under-21 shot-stopper was unmoved. As the camera panned to Jurgen Klopp midway through the match, Kelleher could be seen behind his manager catching up on some sleep. The young goalkeeper, according to the cameras at least, was having himself a mid-derby power nap as the two teams fought it out on the pitch. If the 21-year-old nodded off during this match, imagine how good the game that gets him on the edge of his seat would be! Pickford gets the message Jordan Pickford will consider himself a lucky man. After wiping out Virgil van Dijk with a horrendous attempt of a tackle early on, somehow, the England goalkeeper escaped punishment. That the offside flag had been raised a second earlier seems to have been cited as the reason for escaping censure following the knee-high launch into the Liverpool star.
. As the £75million Dutchman lay on the floor to assess the severity of the incident, he could be seen waving away Pickford as he tried to lend a hand. "No!" came Van Dijk's audible snub as he winced in pain. Sadio Mane was next to arrive on the scene to make it clear that the Everton shot-stopper's help was not wanted on this occasion. The Senegal international, in no uncertain terms, told Pickford to move away from the scene as Van Dijk started to get treatment on a problem that later forced him to hospital for a scan. The teak-tough Van Dijk tried to carry on but even the Reds star was left unable to by Pickford's reckless reducer.
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Klopp and Coleman have words Jurgen Klopp often cuts an animated figure on the touchline of any Liverpool game. Even more so when the local pride of a Merseyside derby is at stake. But it seemed that some sections of the Everton team took exception to Klopp taking exception. As the Reds boss vented his frustrations at an incident in the second half, Klopp ended up becoming embroiled in a less-than-civil discussion with Blues defender Seamus Coleman. The Irish right-back was forced off in the first half for Ben Godfrey and was more than willing to engage with Klopp on the sidelines as they disagreed of a particular incident. Quite what the disagreement was is anyone's guess - there was plenty on the pitch to divide opinion - but neither man were content to cede ground. It what makes a derby a derby, after all.
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