Liverpool disappointed after goalless result to derby with Everton
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard claims his side lacks the cutting edge other top teams have in the Premier League. The England international explained that it’s because of this advantage Liverpool hasn’t been able to enter into the top four in recent years.
Liverpool recorded a goalless draw in the Merseyside derby against Everton at Anfield on Sunday. The match summed up Liverpool’s frustrating season as they fight to record good results in spite of playing impressively.
“We all wanted [a goal] at the end, mainly for this fella [Jamie Carragher] playing in his last derby,” Steven Gerrard told Sky Sports 1. “Everton have improved a lot. They've had a good season and are difficult to beat and that sums our season up in a way.
“We played well but lacked the cutting edge against the sides above us. We'll take a point but we're slightly disappointed it wasn't three.”
Jamie Carragher, who has decided to hang up his boots at the end of the season, was saddened to see Liverpool record a goalless draw in his last derby. The born and bred Liverpool defender credited Everton for keeping Liverpool’s attacks at bay and admitted they had turned into a stronger opposition.
“It's a fair result. It wasn't to be and a draw was a fair result,” Jamie Carragher said. “There weren't too many chances at either end. It was a tense derby if you like and credit to Everton.
“Coming to Anfield and getting a draw is a good result. I'm slightly disappointed but a fair result in the end I think. It was a good day. I've got a few games left with Liverpool. It was a big-game derby and I would have liked to have won it but ultimately we didn't lose.”
Liverpool will find it difficult to replace a veteran like Jamie Carragher this summer. The defender, who has been with the Reds from start till end, has capped in over 700 games for Liverpool. Steven Gerrard claims players like Jamie Carragher are a dying breed.
“You've seen his display today. Since he's been back in the team he's been our most consistent player. I wouldn't like to be in Brendan Rodgers' shoes when he's trying to replace him in the summer,” Steven Gerrard said.