The six-goal Merseyside derby could have gone in favour of the Toffees if not for Simon Mignolet’s fantastic performance between the sticks.
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Everton 3-3 Liverpool
Red-hot Liverpool were lucky to have shared the spoils at Goodison Park in the Merseyside derby when Everton looked on course for a 3-2 win thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s brace and Kevin Mirallas’ strike.
Despite breaking the deadlock early in the game via Coutinho, the Reds were not as sharp upfront without the partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
The Uruguayan did restore Liverpool’s lead but Lukaku’s determination was too much for the visitors.
Sturridge came on a substitute to level the game at 3-3 but one other man stood out as the saviour for the Reds that night.
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was called into action on several occasions to keep out shots from Ross Barkley, Gerard Deulofeu and Lukaku.
The Belgian’s reflexes ensured that Everton had no flying chance of taking a huge advantage in the derby.
He made five excellent saves, including a trio when faced with one-on-one situations that seemed like the end for the Reds.
All three of Everton’s goals were near impossible to stop but it was Mignolet who kept steady in goal and saw Liverpool stay in second place in the Premier League with 24 points, four below leaders Arsenal after the draw.
Mignolet showed no nerves on his derby debut and could very well save Liverpool the blushes in more big games during the course of the season.