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Everton 1-1 Liverpool: player ratings

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Danny Ings was on target for the third time in five matches as Liverpool drew with local rivals Everton.

Ings gave the Reds the lead in the 41st minute after losing his marker from a corner to easily head past Tim Howard.

However, the visitors were soon back level and Romelu Lukaku took advantage of a poor piece of defending from Emre Can.

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Everton Player Ratings

Tim Howard 6

Was off his line quickly to deny James Milner in the early stages. Should have come and claimed the corner that lead to Ings' goal.

Tyias Browning 6.5

The biggest game of the youngster's career and he performed admirably. Was solid on the right-hand side of defence and also looked promising coming forward.

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Phil Jagielka 7

The Everton captain led by example. Made two fine challenges in the first half, one of which was a last-minute block to deny Daniel Sturridge a glorious opportunity. Rarely lost an aerial duel.

Ramiro Funes Mori 6.5

Impressed in his first Merseyside derby. Worked well in tangent with Jagielka and stamped his authority on the match.

Brendan Galloway 6.5

Was involved in a number of duels with Nathaniel Clyne and the youngster more than matched the England international. Composed on the ball and looks open to further improvement.

James McCarthy 7.5

Man of the match. Deployed to keep Philippe Coutinho at bay and he certainly did so. Did not allow Liverpool's chief protagonist any space on the ball and followed him like a shadow. Unlucky not to bag a goal when denied by a super save.

Gareth Barry 6

Also asked to thwart Coutinho by doubling up with McCarthy. Used his experience well.

Gerard Deulofeu 5

Very quiet on the right-wing and did not use the pace and skill he displayed against West Brom. Did provide the cross for Everton's goal.

Ross Barkley 6.5

Performance was fuelled by passion and drove at Liverpool's defence with purpose. Set-pieces caused problems for the opposition but lost Ings for the Reds' goal.

Steven Naismith 5

Hard working performance as usual but could not get a grip on the game.

Romelu Lukaku 7

Stamped his authority on Martin Skrtel. Held the ball up well and used his power to bully the opposition. Took his goal on instinct.

Substitutes

Aaron Lennon 5.5

Replaced Deulofeu and threatened more than his team-mate. Played an accurate cross to Lukaku late on.

Liverpool Player Ratings

Simon Mignolet 7

The Belgium international made two smart saves from Naismith and McCarthy in the first half to keep his side in it. Could do nothing with Lukaku's goal and denied his international team-mate midway through the second half. Kicking could have been better at times.

Emre Can 5

Made some decent blocks and clearances in the early stages of the match. Foolishly got himself booked for a bust-up with Barkley and then failed to clear the cross that lead to Lukaku's goal. Still not convincing at the back.

Martin Skrtel 6

Had the task of thwarting Lukaku. The Slovakia international won several challenges and headers but never took complete dominance. Faultless for Everton's goal.

Mamadou Sakho 6.5

Used the ball well out of defence and made a strong, well-timed challenge on Lukaku on the edge of the box in the second half.

Nathaniel Clyne 6

Defended admirably for the most part out wide and constantly bombed forward to join attacks. However, his final ball was often not good enough and whipped in just one decent ball.

Lucas 5.5

Neat and tidy in possession but did not break down Everton attacks as well as expected. Very lucky not to get sent off after tripping Barkley when on a yellow card.

James Milner 6

Thrust himself into the Everton box during the opening stages and had a decent effort just go wide following neat piece of work with Coutinho. Did not maintain his contribution going forward as the game wore on but was energetic throughout. Provided the corner for Liverpool's goal.

Alberto Moreno 5

Caught out defensively when not getting close enough to Deulofeu for Everton's goal. Had one chance in the first half but was not good enough on the break.

Philippe Coutinho 5

Played a neat chipped ball to Milner in the first half but little else otherwise. Was closely followed by McCarthy and Barry who gave the Brazilian little room to manoeuvre with when on the ball.

Danny Ings 7

Got away from his marker very well to score. Never stopped running throughout his time on the pitch. Liverpool's man of the match.

Daniel Sturridge 5

Showed quick feet on two occasions before the break and played to accurate balls to find Milner and Moreno. Still showed he's short of match fitness and practice and the ball began to get away from him in the second period. 

Substitutes

Adam Lallana 5.5

A few neat touches but did not have long enough to make an impact.

Joe Allen 4

Came off for walking red card Lucas. Made two unnecessary fouls.

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