But it wasn't all negative for the Reds, with several stars producing strong displays across the pitch.
Without the attacking threat of Salah, Liverpool struggled to pose much danger in the final third as Sadio Mane, Solanke and Danny Ings - starting his first game in 916 days - all struggled to find room.
Everton managed as many shots in the first half as they did in the entire reverse fixture at Anfield, but on balance the Blues were probably counting their blessings to go in level at the break.
Solanke lacked the kind of sharpness that Salah and Firmino have made second nature.
Pickford looks increasingly likely to be England's goalkeeper at the World Cup later this year, having grown in confidence as the season has gone on.
Phil Jagileka began the second half with a crunching challenge on Solanke to give Liverpool a free kick that came to nothing before Milner hooked in another risky cross that Everton scrambled away.
Cenk Tosun can't convert a late chance for Everton at Goodison Park.
The home crowd thought Bolasie had scored in the 22nd minute when he curled one in from the edge of the box but despite being unsighted till the very last second, Karius managed to tip it around the post. Coleman gallops forward again and fires in a cross, it falls to Calvert-Lewin who has plenty of time but sidefoots his effort off target. It got the crowd going, but they would not have a goal to cheer.