The Merseyside derby is often a tasty affair, but Liverpool being so far ahead of Everton in recent seasons has changed that somewhat. Even 11 versus 11, you would imagine that Jürgen Klopp's side would have found a breakthrough.

Having said that, there was an element of fortune in Ibrahima Konaté avoiding a red card. The referee, Craig Pawson, spotted that Beto had lost control of the ball and there was very minimal contact from the Frenchman, but it would have been easy to reach for a second yellow card for the former RB Leipzig defender.

The reality is, of course, that it was hardly a game in which Liverpool got loads of decisions in its favor. The Michael Keane handball was clear cut and Everton was probably fortunate that Nathan Patterson's challenge on Luis Díaz was not deemed to be a foul a few minutes earlier.

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In any case, it would be hard to make the case that Liverpool 'always' gets the big calls (though Jordan Pickford did make an attempt). Díaz himself knows that all too well and there have been plenty of other examples.

Here are the latest stories that you can't afford to miss, beginning with the verdict of Mike Dean on the Konaté tackle. Sean Dyche was not happy about it.

Mike Dean issues Liverpool red card verdict

Everton boss Dyche and goalkeeper Pickford were not best pleased with the decision from Craig Pawson to leave Liverpool will all 11 players on the pitch on Saturday. Konaté could easily have been sent off and Joël Matip was quickly brought on as a substitute to replace him.

And former Premier League referee Mike Dean has weighed in on the decision. He felt that Konaté was fortunate to escape a second booking when Beto went down on the counter-attack. Matt Addison has the full story and full quotes if you click here.

Jürgen Klopp finally gets what he wants

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has often complained, quite rightly, about the far too congested fixture calendar in England. Virgil van Dijk spoke out about it recently as well.

Slowly, FA Cup replays have been eroded away over the past few seasons. And now, although the FA has not officially announced the scrapping of third and fourth-round replays, the Daily Mirror reports that a decision has 'already been made' on doing so.

Additionally, there are expectations that the currently two-legged Carabao Cup semi-finals will also be consigned to history, with changes potentially taking effect in 2025 ahead of a new TV deal. That would come as a major boost and a further incentive to go far in that competition. Matt Addison has the story in full, with all the details, if you click here.