Everton midfielder Allan completed a total of two passes during his 73-minute cameo appearance in the Merseyside Derby, with both passes coming from kick-off.
Liverpool picked up another crucial win in the Premier League title race thanks to goals from Andy Robertson and Divock Origi, while Everton struggled to control possession at Anfield.
Indeed, Frank Lampard’s side recorded the second-lowest possession in Premier League history. [17.25 per cent] on Sunday afternoon and in total, he completed 93 passes to Liverpool’s 700.
It was a tough day at the office for the Toffees.
Thiago Alcantara, who has been one of Liverpool’s standout players in recent weeks, completed 120 passes in the 2-0 win, 26 more than all Everton players combined.
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Thiago Alcântara successfully completed 120 passes (with 98% passing accuracy!) in today’s Merseyside derby, 26 more passes than *all* Everton completed this afternoon (94).
— SofaScore (@SofaScoreINT) April 24, 2022
🤯 Thiago has completed more passes in his last 2 Premier League appearances (228) than Jack Grealish has managed in 2022 (223)
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 24, 2022
Thiago’s completion rate was 98 per cent, while Everton midfielder Allan was only able to register two completions. And both were from the kickoff.
The Brazilian, who joined the Premier League strugglers from Napoli in 2020 for £21.7m, attempted six passes in total but was only able to complete two in 73 minutes at Anfield.
However, he completed his unique pass in the second half, as can be seen in the Twitter post of ReviewFootball below.
After the final whistle, Everton manager Frank Lampard was less than happy with some of the decisions made during the Premier League clash.
Asked if his team were denied a penalty, he said: “Yes, I think it was. I’m not sure how clear it was, but the referee quickly pulled out a yellow card when little things were going on.” off in the middle of the field.
“I think if you look back with VAR there are also some questionable things. Maybe that’s to be expected when you come here.” [Anfield].”
🗣 “If you look back with that on VAR, questionable things are happening, maybe that’s to be expected when you come here [Anfield].”
Frank Lampard gave his thoughts on Everton’s penalty cry and possible red card for Sadio Mane pic.twitter.com/XI5aXZ3mp9
– Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 24, 2022
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