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Honours even in Merseyside derby as in-form home striker earns side draw at Goodison Park

Jurgen Klopp hailed his "dominant" Liverpool side after they were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw against Everton on Saturday, when captain Jordan Henderson had a stoppage-time winner ruled out for offside.

Everton twice came from behind to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season in a pulsating Merseyside derby.

Mohamed Salah put Klopp's men 2-1 in front with 18 minutes to go with his 100th Liverpool goal, only for the in-form Dominic Calvert-Lewin's towering header dragging Everton level again.

Premier League leaders Everton were reduced to 10 men when Richarlison was sent off late on for a high tackle but then earned a reprieve when Henderson's goal was ruled out for the tightest of offside decisions against Sadio Mane.

"The performance was top, it was a top game and a good game for both teams," Klopp told BT Sport. "We were dominant against a side full of confidence and with a clear plan."

The German manager was delighted to see a positive reaction from his team after their 7-2 humbling at Aston Villa before the international break.

"It was probably the best away game since I was at Liverpool," he said. "I saw a really good performance. I would be more happy if we win but I wanted to see a response and see the team we were before."

Updated: October 17, 2020 06:43 PM

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