Liverpool came into this game 1st in the table and 8 points clear of their closest opponents, the situation couldnt be more different on the other side of Merseyside, a loss in this fixture would mean Everton drop into the relegation zone and massively increases the pressure on already under fire Marco Silva
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, already missing suspended goalkeeper Alisson and injured Fabinho, still felt able to rest key attacking duo Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino from his starting line-up and win in comfort.
The game was pretty much wrapped up when Liverpool scored four goals in the first half – Sadio Mane creating two early strikes for Divock Origi and the recalled Xherdan Shaqiri.
Michael Keane managed to pull one back Everton on a night were they were poor but Liverpool were soon back in control when Origi controlled Dejan Lovren’s pass for a brilliant third and Mane got the goal he deserved when he crowned a sweeping counter-attack from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s inviting delivery.
Richarlison however took advantage of Liverpool’s shaky defending this season to make it 4-2 on the stroke of half-time but in reality, Although Anfield got a little nervy at 4 – 2, Everton didn’t really have an answer for the Reds
The question now, as Everton lie in the bottom three, is how long the beleaguered Silva can survive, with Chelsea scheduled to visit Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime.
By Accelerate Sports