Everton and Liverpool played out a goalless draw in the Premier League encounter at Goodison Park earlier this evening.
Much was expected of the two teams prior to the match, but in the end it left much to be desired, with neither side able to score.
After the contest, former Liverpool striker Owen wrote on Sportlobster.com: “Pretty average Merseyside Derby but a draw isn't a bad result for either team.”
A goalless draw does not always mean that the match was poor, but on this occasion the spark was certainly missing.
Hosts Everton took just six shots, of which only one was on target, and earned three corners in the 90 minutes.
Liverpool were the more adventurous of the two teams, having six of their 17 shots on target and earning six corners.
What does it mean for Liverpool?
The result means that Liverpool are now seventh in the Premier League table with 39 points from 24 points, just four points behind fourth-placed Manchester United, who play on Sunday.
Brendan Rodgers’s side are very much in the running for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, but they will be disappointed not to have picked up all three points at Goodison Park.
What does it mean for Everton?
Everton are now 12th in the Premier League standings with 27 points from 24 matches, seven points above the relegation zone.
Roberto Martinez’s side will probably be satisfied with the point, but they will have to step up their game on Wednesday when they take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.