Everton headed into Sunday’s Merseyside derby as underdogs due to Liverpool’s recent goalscoring form.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had found the back of the net 15 times in their previous three games in all competitions, while the Toffees were struggling for wins until recently.
The arrival of Sam Allardyce has been positive so far as he managed to pull the team away from the relegation places in the Premier League.
A 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town gave the players some confidence heading into the derby, but at Anfield the team gave very little in an attacking sense.
Liverpool dominated the ball, particularly in the first half, but they struggled to find a way through, taking 42 minutes to score.
Mohamed Salah put the Reds ahead, but the hosts failed to build on it and were later punished when Dejan Lovren gave away a penalty by fouling Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the box.
Wayne Rooney scored from the spot to earn his team a much-needed point in the final 13 minutes of the game.
Former Everton striker Kevin Campbell gave his assessment of the contest on Twitter after the final whistle.
Derby Day Draw I think we’ll accept that result! Big Sam working his system – not pretty yet we’ll take a well earned point! 💎💙⚽️COYB
— Kevin Campbell (@1kevincampbell) December 10, 2017