Five Star Thrash at Liverpool Sorry Everton 5-2 at Anfield
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool surpassed eight clear points at the top of the Premier league as Divock Origi was the scourge of Everton once again in an exciting Merseyside derby 5-2 victory for the European champions in Anfield.
All but one of the goals came before halftime when Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri, who replaced the rested Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, put Liverpool 2-0 up in 17 minutes.
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Michael Keane withdrew a goal for Everton before Origi got his second and Sadio Mane finished a scorching counterattack to put the 4-1.
The score did not stop there when Richarlison cut the deficit once more, but Georginio Wijnaldum nailed the final nail in the Everton's coffin a minute later, as an eighth loss in 11 league games sees the Toffees fall in the last three.
All goals were incredible, said Jurgen Klopp delightedly, who made five changes in total. Wonderful goals, sensational passes, super pieces of soccer . I loved it.
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Klopp insisted that this match remained the highlight in the Liverpool season despite the huge difference in points between the sides at each end of the table.
However, German's actions spoke louder than words, since he could afford to set aside Firmino and Salah at the beginning of a hectic month for the Reds in three competitions.
We needed fresh legs and I had to show my respect to the team guys, Klopp added. They showed it. It is much more fun to make changes, all children are ready to offer performances like this.
Origi scored the 96-minute winner when the teams met last season at Anfield and proved their worth in six minutes this time with a quiet finish to surround Jordan Pickford and get into an empty net after a sensational pass from Mane opened Everton
Shaqiri was making his first start of the season, but he also showed no signs of oxidation in front of the goal by finishing another assistance from Mane on his faithful left foot.
My biggest dream is to win the title with this club and give it to the fans, said the Swiss midfielder.
We have to focus on the field, stand firm and work hard every day. If we win, it will be amazing, but we still have a long way to go.
At the other end, Liverpool did not have Alisson suspended in the goal and looked poor in the back all night as he continued his long wait for a clean sheet at Anfield this season.
Keane took advantage of a slip of Dejan Lovren to lift an enchanting ending over Adrian and give Everton a brief new life.
That became extinct at the half-hour mark when Lovren made peace with a bright ball over the top that Origi placed in his path before launching Pickford.
Liverpool attacked again from a corner of the Everton when Trent Alexander-Arnold directed the load from one end of the field to the other before squaring for Mane to curl up in the lower corner.
The manager of the Everton under fire, Marco Silva, made a substitution in just 35 minutes to try to change course with Bernard replacing Djibril Sidibe and the Brazilian had an impact when his cross left Richarlison's shoulder to leave Adrian helpless.
But Silva must now wait to see if the Everton board offers another suspension of the execution before Chelsea's visit to Goodison on Saturday.
I am not the right person to answer about the situation, this question is for different people, Silva said about the growing calls to be fired.
The type of mistakes we are making is because the players are playing under great pressure due to the position at the table. They are making some mistakes that are not normal for the level we are.