While the level of discipline will be welcomed by some, it is a reflection of a derby that lacked atmosphere, passion and quality.
Karius producing a stunning diving save to keep out Yannick Bolasie's 27-yard curling shot with his fingertips in the 22nd minute, but it was otherwise a disappointing first half from the hosts.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp left injury doubt Salah out of his squad altogether, with one eye on Tuesday's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City, which they lead 3-0 on aggregate.
"Actually, I have to be happy and take the result - no problem with that", Klopp said at a post-match press conference. I think until then we controlled the game, played the game we wanted to play. Despite the late Everton pressure they didn't force the keeper into anything.
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Despite losing four of its last seven, Golden State (57-22) has clinched the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. They punched back even harder. "The win feels great", Oladipo said. "Just was trying to win, '" Durant said .
Liverpool extended their unbeaten run in Merseyside derbies to 17 games after a 0-0 drab draw away to Everton.
"I thought we did really well first half, at the end we were hanging on a little but it's normal, we played an intense game", the 24-year-old told Sky Sports News.
But the Toffees looked the most likely to snatch all three points in the final 10 minutes.
With the reds suffering from injuries and this game sandwiched between two Champions League clashes - it's fair to assume there was other things on the minds of many. Liverpool striker Danny Ings was handed his first start as Juergen Klopp named a stronger lineup than anticipated.