Ex-Aston Villa and Liverpool left-back Stephen Warnock was delighted with the performance of young Anthony Gordon during the Merseyside Derby clash between his Everton side and hosts Liverpool on Sunday evening. Stephen Warnock while speaking on BBC Sports said Gordon was the standout player for Everton during the Premier League clash with the Reds.

Stephen Warnock has been impressed with the displays of young Gordon in an Everton shirt this season and he talked about a moment in the game when club skipper Seamus Coleman went to tell the England junior international that he’s causing Liverpool a lot of problems and that he needs to continue in that fashion. Coleman went to meet Gordon to tell him to maintain his impressive outing against the Reds when the young Englishman had just been fouled by Trent Alexander-Arnold in the second half. Trent was booked for his challenge on Gordon afterwards.

Gordon had earlier been booked by centre referee Stuart Atwell for simulation in the first half after going down under minimal contact from Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita. Everton manager Frank Lampard, his players and the fans were furious with the match officials after they were denied a penalty for a push on Gordon by Liverpool defender Joel Matipin the second half when the game was still deadlocked at goalless. Liverpool would go on to score two goals later in the half to secure a 2-0 win in the derby and move back to within one point of league leaders Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title.

For Everton, the defeat meant that they stay in the bottom three and two points adrift of Burnley though they have an extra game on the Clarets. Everton have six games left to play, while Burnley have five games left to play.