Liverpool have again lost the English Premier League top spot to rival Manchester City after a goalless draw with Everton in a Merseyside derby on Sunday.

Liverpool slipped a point behind Manchester City in their quest for the title as they were held to a forgettable goalless draw by Marco Silva’s team.

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, the villain when Divock Origi scored Liverpool's 96th-minute winner at Anfield in December, was the hero with a brilliant first-half save from Mohamed Salah, who was denied by a superb last-ditch challenge from Michael Keane after the break.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson was rarely troubled apart from a diving save from Dominic Calvert-Lewin's header and while the title chasers created the better opportunities, they were frustrated - as they were against Manchester United at Old Trafford a week ago.

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Manchester City now stand a point clear with nine games remaining, while Everton stay 10th.

It was the 233rd Merseyside derby and it brought solace for Liverpool as their unbeaten run against Everton extended to a record 17 matches and closer to the nine-year anniversary of their last defeat.

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