Liverpool and Everton played out a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park this weekend – a result that meant the Reds slipped back slightly in their push for a European place while Everton earned a point they will be pleased with considering they had just one shot on target.
It was not a Merseyside derby that will live long in the minds of many supporters; although the fact it was Steven Gerrard’s last means it will always have a special place in the history books.
This was a game for defences, with both back-lines holding firm, but there was a surprise player who had a passing accuracy of 95 per cent and who created four goal-scoring opportunities for a teammate.
After recent performances it would be easy to suspect that would be Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, but in fact it was his teammate Alberto Moreno, who had the best passing accuracy of any Liverpool player on show and who saw his key passes bettered only by the diminutive Brazilian.
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Moreno averages 83 per cent passing accuracy in the league this season and plays 1.33 key passes per match. But against Everton the Spaniard was giving Coutinho a run for his money and suggesting he could become another creative catalyst in the seasons ahead.
Still only 22, Moreno was always going to take time to settle at Anfield, but to be so composed and to create so much in a Merseyside derby speaks volumes, and it will be interesting to see if this is the start of a new dawn at Liverpool for the left wing-back.
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