Nathaniel Clyne posts message to Liverpool fans after emotional return against Everton

Loris Karius of Liverpool gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on April 7, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool drew 0-0 away at Everton on Saturday afternoon.

Loris Karius of Liverpool gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on April 7, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

A much-changed Liverpool side far from disgraced themselves as they played out a 0-0 draw away at Everton in the latest Merseyside derby.

The Reds hammered Manchester City 3-0 in the Champions League in midweek, but with the second leg of their quarter-final clash to come this week, manager Jurgen Klopp rotated his side.

There was no Andrew Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah or Roberto Firmino in the Liverpool starting line-up, as Klopp handed chances to the likes of Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton and Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool battle for possession during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on April 7, 2018 in...

In truth, it turned out to be a poor showing from both sides at Goodison Park, with the best opportunity coming to Yannick Bolasie, with the Everton winger forcing a stunning save out of Loris Karius.

Liverpool did test Jordan Pickford in the Everton goal in the first half, but it was no surprise that the game ended 0-0 as the two sides struggled to hit top gear in one of the more forgettable Merseyside derbies.

James Milner of Liverpool is challenged by Seamus Coleman of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on April 7, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

After the game, Liverpool players took to Twitter to react to the draw, as goalkeeper Karius celebrated a clean sheet but wasn't entirely happy with the result before looking ahead to the second leg against City.

Defender Nathaniel Clyne posted a heartfelt message to fans after making his first Premier League appearance of the season following a lengthy battle with a back injury, whilst James Milner celebrated a 17th unbeaten derby for the Reds.

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