Bruno Fernandes recovered from a rare penalty miss to set up a late 4-1 Premier League win for Manchester United at Newcastle United on Saturday.

The Portugal international, who had never previously failed from 12 yards for United, looked to have passed up the visitors' best chance of victory at St James' Park when Karl Darlow produced a magnificent stop.

That spot-kick came after Harry Maguire - fit despite a knock on international duty - cancelled out a second-minute Luke Shaw own goal, with United dominant but set to be frustrated heading into the closing stages.

A rapid counter-attack produced the breakthrough moment, though, as Fernandes picked out the top-right corner before Aaron Wan-Bissaka lashed in a third and Marcus Rashford finished the 96th-minute fourth, ensuring United bounced back from the 6-1 defeat to Tottenham with all three points.

Everton star Richarlison has apologised for his challenge on Thiago Alcantara in Saturday's Merseyside derby.

Richarlison was shown a straight red card in the 90th minute of the 2-2 draw at Goodison Park, having lunged in on Liverpool playmaker Thiago, who was making his first Premier League start.

His dismissal looked to have cost Everton when Jordan Henderson netted in stoppage time, only for VAR to controversially disallow the goal for offside.

In his post-match comments, Jurgen Klopp suggested the severity of the injury sustained by Thiago in the challenge was unknown, though revealed: "It looks not good."

Richarlison, who hit the post with a header midway through the second half, has subsequently issued an apology to Thiago, though he insisted no harm was intended.

"Everyone who knows my background knows that I was never a violent player," Richarlison wrote in a statement issued on his official website.

"What happened today was an accident from sheer over-dedication. I did not enter that dispute with the intention of hurting Thiago. 

"When I saw that the collision was going to happen, I picked up my foot and hit him with my knee, which was inevitable due to the speed of the play.

"I already sent a message to him apologising and I also do it here publicly. I hope he hasn't been hurt and that everything is fine. 

"I also apologise to my team-mates, my club and my fans for leaving them with one less [player] at the end of the game. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do to change what happened, other than to reflect, work and move on."

Richarlison's dismissal was the 22nd in a Premier League clash between Liverpool and Everton, who have been shown 15 red cards.

On top of a possible injury for Thiago, Liverpool also have concerns over Virgil van Dijk, who was forced off after a challenge from Jordan Pickford – who escaped punishment – early on.

Pep Guardiola felt the manner of Manchester City's 1-0 win over Arsenal will help to rebuild confidence and reserved praise for his defensive unit.

Raheem Sterling scored the only goal after 23 minutes at the Etihad Stadium, converting on the rebound after Bernd Leno blocked Phil Foden's shot.

But City also broke the deadlock in their previous Premier League games against Leicester City and Leeds United, matches that ended in a 5-2 defeat and 1-1 draw respectively.

On Saturday, despite the absence of influential centre-back Aymeric Laporte, Guardiola's side dug in to earn their victory.

Ederson completed a brilliant trio of first-half saves before Arsenal could only manage a solitary shot on target during the second half, when a back three of Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake grew in stature.

"It was a tight game as we expected. It was for our heads, so important this victory, for the problems that we have," Guardiola told Sky Sports.

"In the game against Leeds, Ederson made outstanding saves and again today.

"What we have done today, without the ball, defending together. I think Nathan and Ruben were incredible, and Kyle as a central defender.

"We could not train one session on the build-up [with this back three]. We need more time to grow as a team, but it's okay

"I think this game is going to help us to make a step forward."

The result was Guardiola's 500th victory of his coaching career, including his stint in charge of Barcelona B.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was perplexed by how VAR dealt with a penalty claim during his side's 1-0 loss at Manchester City.

Raheem Sterling scored the only goal midway through the first half at the Etihad Stadium, where Arsenal played a full part in an absorbing contest.

Arteta bemoaned a trio of clear-cut chances that went begging before the break, City goalkeeper Ederson standing firm to twice deny Bukayo Saka before saving from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

When defending a corner in first-half stoppage time, Kyle Walker's boot came close to Gabriel's head and Arteta questioned why a more thorough video examination of the incident did not take place.

"That has to be checked," he told Sky Sports.

"They said that they checked, and I said, 'How the hell have you checked if you took two seconds to check that action?'. Obviously, there is something there."

Despite ruing those missed chances, former City assistant Arteta had plenty of praise for how his team approached the match.

"I am upset because I think we deserved more from the game," he said. "I am extremely happy with the performance we put in against a top, top team, to play with the courage we did and to make it as difficult as we did, I cannot demand much more from the players.

"When you have three big chances in this game, you have to score. I think the three of them were really good chances and then the situation we have with Kyle Walker from the corner."

Arteta added: "We've come a long way. I'm extremely happy. I was in that dressing room for four years and I know what it takes for a team to do what we've done here."

Harry Maguire has been passed fit to start for Manchester United at Newcastle United, where new signing Alex Telles and midfielder Paul Pogba were among the substitutes.

United captain Maguire was sent off in England's Nations League defeat to Denmark in midweek and suffered a knock just before his red card.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed on Friday his skipper required a late test to see if he would be fit for the trip to Tyneside, but he was selected alongside Victor Lindelof, continuing a run that has seen Maguire play every Premier League minute since joining United.

Lindelof replaced Eric Bailly in one of five changes from United's humiliating 6-1 home defeat to Tottenham prior to the international break.

Pogba was another to make way, alongside Nemanja Matic, with Solskjaer preferring the duo of Fred and Scott McTominay in the centre of the midfield, Donny van de Beek remaining among the substitutes.

World Cup winner Pogba this week openly discussed the possibility of joining Real Madrid.

Anthony Martial is suspended following his red card against Spurs, but there was no Mason Greenwood in the matchday squad either.

With Edinson Cavani still in quarantine, Marcus Rashford was therefore named up front, supported by Juan Mata and Daniel James.

Telles - a new signing like Cavani - only made the bench, meaning Luke Shaw kept his place despite a poor showing in the Tottenham game.

Newcastle, who beat United 1-0 at St James' Park last season, made just the one change from their win over Burnley as captain Jamaal Lascelles returned from injury.

Raheem Sterling's fourth goal in his past three games got Manchester City back to winning ways in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.

Sterling sat out England's games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark with a hamstring niggle but was back in action to score decisively midway through the first half at the Etihad Stadium.

Arsenal, led by Pep Guardiola's former assistant Mikel Arteta, beat City in last season's FA Cup semi-final and again asked plenty of questions of their hosts, for whom goalkeeper Ederson excelled.

But Guardiola's side held on for a timely triumph after taking a solitary point from encounters with Leicester City and Leeds United before the international break.

Riyad Mahrez, stationed on the right of a fluid City attack, was prominently involved in the opening exchanges - firing wide inside the opening minute before digging out a cross for the returning Sergio Aguero to head over.

The former Leicester City favourite's astute in-field pass released Aguero to run at the Arsenal defence in the 23rd minute, with Phil Foden's resulting shot saved by Bernd Leno and tucked home on the rebound by Sterling.

Bukayo Saka danced through the City backline to force a stop from Ederson as Arsenal sought a swift response, although Leno had to be alert to thwart Mahrez at his near post before the half hour and denied Foden after his defence played into trouble.

It was a game to busy both goalkeepers, with Ederson springing into action when Saka and then Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang burst into the City box.

Guardiola sent on Ilkay Gundogan, returning after a positive coronavirus test, in place of Aguero in an attempt to shore up midfield with Arsenal in the ascendancy after the break.

Nevertheless, free-kicks from David Luiz and Nicolas Pepe that did not trouble Ederson were the closest they came.

On an increasingly rare foray forward, City wing-back Joao Cancelo almost forced David Luiz to prod into his own net. In the end, Sterling's solitary strike would prove enough.

Frank Lampard told his Chelsea stars they "should have done better" as they threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Southampton at Stamford Bridge. 

Two terrific first-half goals from Timo Werner had put Chelsea on the front foot in the Premier League clash, but the hosts allowed Danny Ings to saunter through their defence to cut the deficit just before the interval. 

Out-of-sorts goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, in for the injured Edouard Mendy, made what is almost a customary clanger and was punished in the second half as Che Adams equalised for Southampton. 

Kai Havertz looked to have won it when he restored Chelsea's lead, but Theo Walcott's stoppage-time shot was helped in by Jannik Vestergaard to give Southampton a point. 

Chelsea spent lavishly on Werner and Havertz during the transfer window but central defence remains a big problem, and with veteran Brazilian Thiago Silva missing for Saturday's game, the partnership of Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen looked far too fragile. 

Head coach Lampard said of the outcome: "I am frustrated and the players are. The first half was as good as we have played this season, we got two goals and could have scored more. 

"You know if you concede late in the half it changes the game. It's disappointing."

Chelsea indeed did impress for 40 minutes, but the drop-off that followed was alarming. 

Lampard added: "They made it difficult in the second half, but we should have done better." 

He brought in Mendy from Rennes because the frequent errors from Kepa were proving so costly, and it was an all-too-familiar set of circumstances involving the Spaniard in this match. 

By timidly going into a challenge with Adams, Kepa found himself losing the ball and soon picking it out of his net. 

Although the goalkeeper made a number of decent saves, notably denying Ings as Southampton pushed forward late on, the mistakes are an element of his game that have become a constant. 

"He has to be strong enough," Lampard said. "That is what it is like in elite sport and goalkeepers have to deal with that. It's a shame, because he made some good saves. 

"It's a mistake we should have dealt with and if you are going to concede those types of goals then it's not something we can have in our game." 

The goals from Werner pleased Lampard at least, with the former RB Leipzig striker getting off the mark in the Premier League on his fifth appearance. 

"They were really good individual goals and he looked sharp. It's great for his confidence and we'll see a lot more of that," the Chelsea boss said.

Theo Walcott marked his first Southampton appearance for almost 15 years by setting up the late equaliser that secured a dramatic 3-3 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

German stars Timo Werner and Kai Havertz scored their first Premier League goals for Chelsea, but there were familiar failings in the home team's ranks and Frank Lampard's men were punished.

Chelsea were thrilling going forward at times, with Werner, who also had a goal disallowed, netting twice before setting up Havertz for what looked set to be the winner.

But between Werner's double and Havertz's strike it had been the same story for the Blues' defence, with Danny Ings and Che Adams taking advantage, and Walcott's shot from the edge of the penalty area in stoppage time was nodded in by Jannik Vestergaard to pinch a point.

Sergio Aguero is back in the Manchester City starting line-up to face Arsenal, who have new signing Thomas Partey on the bench at the Etihad Stadium.

Aguero has not featured since suffering a meniscus injury against Burnley in June and will lead a City attack also featuring Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez, with Gabriel Jesus remaining sidelined.

Kevin De Bruyne suffered an injury on international duty with Belgium and Pep Guardiola has responded by selecting both Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden alongside holding midfielder Rodri.

Like Aguero, Joao Cancelo makes his first appearance of the season at left-back, with Nathan Ake partnering record signing Ruben Dias at centre-back as Aymeric Laporte is a surprise absentee.

Partey completed a £45million switch to Arsenal from Atletico Madrid on deadline day, although Granit Xhaka partners Dani Ceballos in central midfield for Mikel Arteta's side.

Xhaka is one of three changes from the Gunners 2-1 win over Sheffield United, replacing Mohamed Elneny as defender Rob Holding and winger Nicolas Pepe come in for David Luiz and Eddie Nketiah respectively.

Carlo Ancelotti has once again backed Jordan Pickford after the Everton goalkeeper's rollercoaster display in the Merseyside derby.

Everton, who had Richarlison sent off late on, held defending Premier League champions Liverpool to a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park, with Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin – his 10th club goal of the season in all competitions – cancelling out strikes from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

Pickford made six saves in total, including spectacular efforts to deny Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip, yet the England goalkeeper, who has been unconvincing this season, was lucky to be on the pitch after a lunge on Virgil van Dijk early on.

There was to be more drama involving the Everton number one, as he failed to keep out Jordan Henderson's shot in stoppage time, only for VAR to disallow Liverpool a winner.

Ancelotti, however, insisted Pickford had a good game, though Everton did bring in Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen on deadline day to add extra competition in that position.

"I think he played a good game, like the others," Ancelotti told a news conference. "A good performance. I am not worried.

"When you concede a goal you have to defend better. We have to defend better in certain situations but against Liverpool, it is a really, really difficult game, defensively and offensively."

Ancelotti added of his side's display: "We never lost confidence, we were able to equalise the game two times. We had an opportunity to go up but we hit the post with Richarlison.

"Apart from the result, the performance was satisfying. I am really satisfied."

It has now been a decade since Everton beat Liverpool, though Calvert-Lewin - whose 81st-minute equaliser was a towering header from Lucas Digne's superb cross - believes the Toffees will soon end that dismal 23-match winless run.

"Disappointed that we didn't kick on at 1-1. We did well to get ourselves back into the game," Calvert-Lewin told BT Sport.

"We knew there'd be spells where we wouldn’t have the ball but we know we've got the quality.

"I've had a chance today that I'd back myself to put away, unfortunately not and the game goes the way it does. It's coming, I genuinely believe it's coming. I thought today would be the day but it's not to be, onto the next one.

"I'm disappointed we didn't win today, I knew all the fans wanted to too. In that respect it's frustrating, but in the bigger picture we've got a point today, we take it. We didn't lose, we keep the unbeaten run going."

A goalscoring milestone, a red card (and maybe another that should have been), a key player off through injury and four goals. Oh, plus a late and controversial VAR call, too. 

Yes, the 237th Merseyside derby pretty much had it all. 

An early kick-off following an international break may have raised concerns of a sluggish return in the Premier League, yet it soon became apparent that there would be no easing back into domestic duties at Goodison Park. 

Liverpool scored early through Sadio Mane but lost both Virgil van Dijk and their advantage not long after. Mohamed Salah did put the champions back ahead with a notable strike in the second half, but Everton once again responded to grab a draw. 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin's towering 81st-minute header was far from the end of the drama, though. 

The hosts had Richarlison sent off before Jordan Henderson appeared to have won it for the Reds, albeit with a helping hand from Jordan Pickford, whose earlier challenge on Van Dijk had ended the Dutchman's involvement, with the goalkeeper not punished due to an offside call. 

Yet, by the barest of margins, Mane was adjudged offside in the build-up when the play was checked at Stockley Park. No goal, then, meaning a point apiece and plenty of talking points and a host of interesting Opta facts. 

 

MANE STRIKES BUT HOSTS KEANE TO RESPOND 

Liverpool showed no signs of a delayed hangover from the stunning 7-2 loss to Aston Villa last time out, Mane - who had missed that game - getting the opener after two minutes and 15 seconds. 

It was the Reds' fastest ever goal in a Premier League derby, though Everton have done it quicker in the fixture - Olivier Dacourt scored after just one minute in April 1999 (though they went on to lose 3-2 at Anfield). 

Andrew Robertson provided the assist, the full-back's 14th since the start of the 2018-19 season; only Kevin De Bruyne (21) has managed more in the English top flight.

Yet the lead did not last for too long, Michael Keane heading in James Rodriguez's delivery for his third goal of the season in the 19th minute, making it the earliest both teams had scored in a derby clash since November 2013. 

SALAH REACHES CENTURY IN STYLE 

Salah scored in the 72nd minute, the 100th goal of his Liverpool career in his 159th appearance - only Roger Hunt and Jack Parkinson have made it to the century in fewer appearances for the club. 

The Egyptian's instinctive finish when a loose ball fell into his path had Jurgen Klopp's side on course for all three points but, while they are unbeaten in their last 23 meetings against Everton in all competitions - their longest run against a single opponent in history, they were unable to hold on in their neighbours' backyard. 

Calvert-Lewin climbed high to nod in Lucas Digne's deep cross, his 12th headed goal in the Premier League since the start of the 2018-19 season. No other player has managed more than that total. 

Having also struck on his England debut, the forward continued his fine start to the campaign, becoming the first Everton player to score in the first five league games of a season since Tommy Lawton, way back in 1938-39. 

Everton have now scored 322 headed goals in the Premier League, more than any other club. If Calvert-Lewin is on target again next time out, with Everton up against Southampton, he will match Sergio Aguero's scoring streak of six matches, which the Manchester City striker managed at the start of 2019-20. 

RICHARLISON SEES RED IN EVENTFUL FINISH 

If Pickford was saved from being sent off by a technicality, there was no sparing Richarlison after he lunged in on Thiago Alcantara. 

The Brazilian stayed down injured for a short while after the tackle, but treatment only delayed the inevitable. His red card is the 22nd in Premier League meetings between the Merseyside clubs, unsurprisingly the most in the competition. Everton, by the way, have accounted for 15 of those dismissals. 

Liverpool appeared to have capitalised on the advantage of having an extra man when Henderson's rather weak first-time finish was only palmed beyond the line by Pickford, only for the use of technology to wipe out what appeared to be a last-gasp winner. 

The VAR call denied the visitors, though Klopp will also be aware this was a fourth league game in five without a clean sheet. They have conceded 13 goals at the start of their title defence – they did not leak that many in the previous campaign until 15 games in. 

The potential absence of Van Dijk will not help in the quest to tighten up at the back, particularly with goalkeeper Alisson also sidelined through injury. 

As for Everton, they remain unbeaten and while their 100 per cent record is no more, there are positive signs for boss Carlo Ancelotti and the fans for the months ahead. They still have not led in any of their last 14 Premier League matches against their rivals, but are now unbeaten in four derbies at home, all of which have finished as draws. 

Liverpool are heading into a packed run of fixtures potentially without two of their most important players.

Goalkeeper Alisson, still battling a shoulder injury, missed the Merseyside derby with Everton and it remains unclear how quickly he will return.

Virgil van Dijk was then forced off early in the match at Goodison Park after a reckless challenge by Toffees keeper Jordan Pickford, who was fortunate that an earlier offside flag meant his lunge on the Liverpool defender went unpunished.

Jurgen Klopp will doubtless be concerned by the prospect of Alisson and Van Dijk being sidelined as he prepares for six games in the next three weeks.

We look back at Liverpool's fortunes under Klopp in the league without Van Dijk and Alisson in the side...

 

PILLARS

Van Dijk, of course, has only missed one league match since making his Liverpool debut following a £75million move from Southampton in January 2018. That was a 3-0 win at Huddersfield Town in the very month he arrived.

Similarly, Klopp's men have only failed to win twice in the 11 games Alisson has missed in the top flight, and one of those was Saturday's draw at Everton.

Of course, you would not expect either player to sit out matches lightly. They cost a combined fee of close to £150m and their arrivals helped to transform a previously suspect defence.

It's also undeniable that Liverpool were a far stronger side across the board by the time Van Dijk and Alisson arrived two years ago, with Klopp having had two to three years to implement his ideas and strengthen the collective unit, so any consideration of their form before those signings must be tempered.

But that's not to say there are not some worrying signs.

KLOPP'S BRICK WALL

Under Klopp, Liverpool have played 70 league games with Alisson and Van Dijk in the starting line-up. They have won 56, drawn 10 and lost four, giving them a win rate of 80 per cent – a truly remarkable figure.

By contrast, in 92 games without those two involved, Liverpool have won 49 times, drawn 27 and lost 16, their win rate dropping to 53.3 per cent and their points per game slipping to 1.9 from 2.5.

As mentioned, the Liverpool of October 2015 to January 2018 and the Liverpool since are two different animals, so we should explore things more deeply.

It's no surprise that, without Alisson and Van Dijk, Liverpool have conceded 110 goals – 1.2 per game – compared to just 51, or 0.7 per game, when they have played. But there is negligible difference in terms of their average shots faced per game: it's 8.3 with them and 8.8 without. That tells you the importance of a shot-stopper of Alisson's quality.

Indeed, Liverpool have conceded 13 goals in five league games in 2020-21 this season, the same number they let in after 15 matches last term and the most they have shipped in the first five of a campaign since 1953-54. Nine of those goals have come in the past two games, which Alisson missed.

 

ENGINE OF THE RED MACHINE

Not only do Alisson and Van Dijk control the back line, they dictate the way Liverpool operate.

The Reds average 62.9 per cent possession in league games with those two playing compared with 60.2 per cent without. Their passing accuracy in the opposition half also climbs by nearly three per cent to 79, despite the fact their number of passes into the final third on average drops from 75 to 68 when Alisson and Van Dijk play.

Those numbers indicate that not only do they bring an extra dimension to the attack with a proclivity for line-splitting passes, but they also help Liverpool assume control of games to an extent that their number of attempted forward passes diminishes.

Add to that the fact they win fewer fouls per game (8.2 compared with 9.4) and concede fewer per game (8.4 compared with 10.3) and the measure of authority they bring to these matches becomes clearer. Their absences, for however long, will be keenly felt.

Jurgen Klopp was left to rue contentious VAR decisions after Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw by Everton in a frantic Merseyside derby on Saturday.

Jordan Henderson thought he had snatched the winner for Liverpool in stoppage time at Goodison Park, only for the goal to be ruled out by VAR, with Sadio Mane deemed to have drifted offside in the build-up. 

Jordan Pickford made some superb saves but should have done better for Henderson's disallowed goal and was fortunate to be on the pitch at all after his challenge on Virgil van Dijk shortly after Mane's opener, with the foul not given due to the Dutchman being offside. 

Everton – who scored through Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin either side of Mohamed Salah's 100th Liverpool goal – also had Richarlison sent off for a lunge on Thiago Alcantara late on. 

Though thrilled with a performance which he labelled as his side's best at Goodison, Klopp was left confused by the officials' decisions. 

"The performance was top. A good game from both teams," Klopp, who on Saturday also celebrated the fifth anniversary of taking charge of his first Liverpool match, told BT Sport. 

"We were clear, dominant against a side that is full of confidence. We played a really good game, probably the best away game since I am at Liverpool, playing at Goodison. In the end it's 2-2 for different reasons." 

On Pickford's tackle that forced Van Dijk off injured, Klopp said: "I didn't see it back, it took a while so obviously the offside was not too big and Pickford kicks him completely. 

"Then the Henderson goal, it was the pass for Sadio, and I didn't see offside. Maybe somebody can explain it to me. The picture I've seen was not offside. 

"It's difficult at the moment. The red card for Richarlison is not only a red card for Everton, it's a massive foul on Thiago and [his injury] looks not good. 

"The game is over, we've only got one point, maybe we should have more, but we cannot change it. The game was good, I loved it, a really good game. 

"The [Everton] second goal is an individual thing. Calvert-Lewin is an incredible player, that's all he had to do and he did it, apart from that we dominated it. Both teams get the point." 

A point was enough to lift Liverpool, who have not lost to Everton since October 17, 2010, up to second, three points behind Carlo Ancelotti's side. 

Ronald Koeman has confirmed Barcelona were interested in signing Georginio Wijnaldum in the transfer window and is hopeful a deal for Memphis Depay can still be agreed.

Barcelona failed with a deadline-day move for Lyon attacker Depay earlier this month and Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum was also strongly touted as a target for the Catalan giants.

Wijnaldum, who like Depay played under Koeman with the Netherlands national side, is due to be out of contract at Anfield at the end of the season and remains a target for Barca.

"In a general sense, I think our selection could use some depth, especially without the ball," Koeman told AD. 

"Gini has a great sense of space, he can get to the goal fantastically well from midfield and could really add something to the team. 

"But the financial situation was known to the club, and his position ultimately had less priority than, for example, the right-back or the striker position."

A deal for Depay appeared to be far closer for Barca in the closing stages of the window but they were ultimately unable to raise the funds required to sign the 26-year-old.

He has been directly involved in 79 goals since arriving at Lyon from Manchester United in January 2017 - a tally bettered by only Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe in Ligue 1 in that time.

Koeman understands why a transfer failed to materialise before the October 5 deadline and is happy to bide his time to bring his compatriot to the club.

"It's up to the club. For me it is therefore just a matter of waiting," he said. 

"We wanted Memphis because he is a great player and because he has qualities that we lacked in my opinion: especially depth in the attacking game.

"Most attackers at Barcelona want the ball at their feet. Memphis can be used as a starting point. He is strong, dynamic and can play through the middle as well as from the left. 

"Of course I spoke to him about my ideas beforehand. In principle everything was ready, but due to the rules of LaLiga we knew that we had to sell a player first. 

"In the end it did not happen. Too bad, but Memphis also knew what the situation was."

Asked if Barca will revive their interest when the transfer window reopens, Koeman said: "That is certainly a possibility, yes. 

"I will try, because I like to have him there. But I cannot estimate now what the financial situation of the club is like in January. We will have to wait."

Jordan Henderson said Liverpool would have deserved to win the Merseyside derby as he expressed frustration at his late strike being ruled out.

The clash between early leaders Everton and reigning Premier League champions Liverpool finished 2-2 at Goodison Park.

Henderson looked to have given Liverpool all three points when he swept home Sadio Mane's cross in stoppage time, only for a VAR check to show Mane was fractionally offside before sending in his low centre.

It meant the derby finished in high drama, with Everton having been reduced to 10 men moments later when Richarlison was red-carded for a dangerous lunge on Thiago Alcantara.

"It doesn't feel good," said Liverpool captain Henderson, when asked about the late goal being chalked off.

"I felt as though we deserved to win the game. I've nothing to say really.

"I thought the reaction was good from the boys for the whole game and we deserved to win, yeah."

Henderson was asked about the early incident that saw Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk clattered by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Pickford's challenge was poorly timed and he would have almost certainly conceded a penalty and possibly been sent off, had Liverpool not been penalised for another case of offside.

"It happened quick," Henderson said, speaking on NBC. "I think it's a penalty if it's not offside."

Van Dijk was hurt and had to be substituted, with Henderson describing the Dutch defender's loss as "a big miss for us".

Henderson is confident Liverpool will shake off the derby disappointment.

He said: "We'll just keep performing like that with the same intensity, recover well and get ready for the next game like we always do."

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