Defender Keane "a bit disappointed" after Everton's goalless draw against Liverpool
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Defender Michael Keane said he was left “a bit disappointed” after Everton picked up a point against Liverpool on Sunday. 

Carlo Ancelotti’s side had, arguably, the better chances in the game against Jurgen Klopp’s title-chasing side, including Tom Davies clipping the post late in the game. 

The Toffees can take plenty of positives from the game, despite the chances being few and far between for both sides. Keane and Mason Holgate led the back line well and kept a clean-sheet after a three-month break from action. 

Liverpool were restricted to minimal chances in Sunday’s Merseyside derby. That’s mainly down to their opponents nullifying their threats and being brave with their approach to the game.

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Everton have plenty of positives to take into next game

It was Everton that closed out the game on the front foot and could’ve quite easily snatched all three points at Goodison Park

Alisson was on hand to deny Dominic Calvert-Lewin on two occasions and also Richarlison before Davies struck the left-hand post late on. Keane believes the Toffees would've taken a point if they were offered it before the game. 

“You’d have thought so [Everton would be more pleased with a draw] if you’d told us before the game this would be the outcome – but we are disappointed we have not won it,” Keane told the club website. 

“I know they had a lot of the ball but our work rate and shape were unreal. Considering it was our first game in three months our fitness was first class. 

“And we had the best chances. I don’t remember them having a clear-cut chance, we had two good ones. 

“It is a decent result but we wanted to win and, after the chances we had, we are a bit disappointed we didn’t. 

“We are gutted Tom didn’t score, it might have been a good block from Joe (Gomez). We wish it had gone in but it didn’t, it happens. The main thing was the work rate and fitness we showed tonight was brilliant.”

Everton return to action on Wednesday evening when they travel to take on a Norwich City, who are battling against relegation at the bottom of the table.

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