Merseyside Derby Ups and Downs for England Boss

Last updated : 21 February 2021 By Three Lions

Gareth Southgate had some good news and bad news from Saturday's Anfield clash as Everton ended a long wait for victory over their great rivals Liverpool.

For the visitors there were standout performances from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and his defensive colleague Michael Keane, alongside Under 21 international Ben Godfrey who also impressed.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin's substitute appearance, meanwhile, came just over a week after sustaining a hamstring injury in an epic FA Cup win against Tottenham.

Jordan Henderson, however, left the derby fray in the first half and the 30-year-old must now be a doubt for March's opening World Cup qualifiers after sustaining what appeared to be a muscle injury.


Elsewhere in the Premier League, Southgate was in attendance as Aston Villa hosted Leicester City but the sub-plot to the game, of Jack Grealish against James Maddison, was foiled with Grealish missing out due to a leg injury and could face around a month on the sidelines.

Maddison again took his chance to shine, scoring along with another Euros hopeful Harvey Barnes, as the Foxes kept up their pursuit of a Champions League place.

The revitalised Jesse Lingard scored again for West Ham in their win against Tottenham but Callum Hudson-Odoi was substituted just over half-an-hour after himself replacing Tammy Abraham during Chelsea's game at Southampton.

"I was not happy with his attitude, energy and counter-pressing," manager Thomas Tuchel told BT Sport.