Jordan Pickford 7
Chopped down by a wild challenge from Eddie Nketiah in the first half that went unpunished, Smart save to deny Martin Odegaard early in the second half, his footwork was decent and had little chance with Leandro Trossard’s shot that went in off his right-hand post.
Ashley Young 5
Booked in first half stoppage time for bringing down Trossard, he couldn’t get close enough to Gabriel Martinelli for Arsenal’s earlier disallowed effort on what was a testing outing at right-back.
Vitalii Mykolenko 7
Brought in for his first Premier League start of the season, he had his work cut out against the dangerous Bukayo Saka, wasn’t to know the flag was up for offside when he made a goal-line clearance and while faced with a difficult assignment, stuck to his task.
James Tarkowski 7
Slide tackle clearance on Nketiah helped keep Arsenal at bay for a while and after a couple of loose passes early on, he looked more like his usual solid self.
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Jarrad Branthwaite 8
Everton’s best defender, he read the play well, making several important interceptions in what was a mature and measured display.
Idrissa Gueye 7
Snappy performance to break up Arsenal attacks in front of his back four, he helped provide a shield for his defence.
Amadou Onana 7
Disciplined display, this wasn’t quite the imperious showing against Arsenal that he produced in the corresponding fixture last season but there were some smart passes and tackles when required.
Abdoulaye Doucoure 5
Pegged back for lengthy periods, he burst forward late in the first half only to go down in the area but there didn’t seem enough inRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk