Liverpool 0 Everton 0: Draw sums up our season, admits Steven Gerrard
Liverpool 0 Everton 0: Steven Gerrard admits Sunday's goalless draw with Everton "sums up" the Reds' season
Steven Gerrard admitted Liverpool’s goalless draw with Everton “summed up” the Reds’ season.
Marouane Fellaini had the visitors’ best chance at Anfield, while Daniel Sturridge spurned the Reds’ most promising opportunity after being fed by Philippe Coutinho.
Sylvain Distin had the ball in the Liverpool net after heading home from a corner but it was disallowed after he was adjudged to have pushed Jamie Carragher.
The draw keeps David Moyes’ men above their Merseyside rivals in sixth place and five points ahead of the Reds with two games left to play.
And Gerrard concedes that Liverpool have been guilty of lacking a “cutting edge” against the top teams during the course of the season.
“That’s what we all wanted [to win],” Gerrard told Sky Sports. “But I think Everton have improved a lot – they’re a good team and difficult to beat.
“I think it sums our season up in a way – we’ve played well but just lacked that cutting edge against the sides above us.
“We’ll take a point but we’re slightly disappointed it wasn’t three.”
Sunday’s derby was Liverpool defender Carragher’s last for the club, with the centre-half set to retire in the summer.
And Gerrard admits that the 35-year-old will be sorely missed next season.
“We limited Everton to very little chances on goal and since he’s been back in the team he’s probably been our most consistent player,” he continued.
“I wouldn’t like to be in Brendan Rodgers’ shoes when he’s trying to replace him in the summer.”
Liverpool travel to Fulham in their next league game on 12 May.