Everton deals a painful blow to Liverpool’s hopes of winning the Premier League title

Jared Branthwaite and Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored two goals that led Everton to a 2-0 victory over Liverpool in the Merseyside derby match on Wednesday, a defeat that may cause Liverpool to lose their hope of competing for the English Premier League title this season.

Everton achieved its first victory in the Merseyside summit at Goodison Park in more than 13 years, depriving Liverpool of equaling Arsenal in the number of points at the top of the table.

Liverpool is in second place, three points behind Arsenal, which leads with 77 points, four rounds before the end.

Defending champion Manchester City is still in third place with 73 points, but has played two fewer matches than Arsenal and Liverpool.

Everton has strengthened its chances of remaining in the Premier League, as it is now in 16th place, eight points ahead of the nearest relegation positions.

Branthwaite ignited the atmosphere in the stadium in the 72nd minute when he took advantage of a defensive lapse by Liverpool, and put the ball into the net from close range after Liverpool players failed to clear the ball more than once.

Calvert-Lewin then took advantage of a ball from a corner kick and headed it into the net in the 58th minute.

Although Liverpool demonstrated good capabilities in achieving comebacks several times this season, Everton maintained its lead until the end, with Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp suffering his first defeat at Goodison Park, in his last season with Liverpool.

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