London, June 22 (IANS) Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher feels Everton deserved to win Sunday’s Merseyside derby against Liverpool.
English Premier League champions-elect Liverpool and cross-town rivals Everton played out a goalless draw at Goodison Park, but the hosts had the best chances to win the game late on.
“I thought Everton deserved to win. You can talk about Liverpool having the possession, but it’s about what you create and the chances that you make,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“Everton allowed Liverpool to have possession because they know they can’t take them on in that type of game. It was easy for Liverpool to dominate possession, but when you get that much possession in the opposition’s half, it’s about what you can do with it,” added the 42-year old former England international.
“It was huge, getting Ancelotti as manager – lots of people questioned it; was he just coming here for a pay-day? It’s not easy for Everton, knowing what’s across the park at Liverpool.
“They want to try and compete and getting someone like Ancelotti in, you can’t question he’s not on the same level as Liverpool’s manager – of course he is; it’s just whether he can get the players here or whether he has the finances to. It’s so difficult to break the top six; it’s not just big money, it’s out-of-this-world money.
“A big thing for Everton is getting the stadium done, then can they attract top players to really challenge for the top four? They’re the noises coming out of the club. It’s not realistic right now, but maybe they can start pushing for that year in, year out,” he added.