Liverpool led by Mohamed Salah destroyed their arch-rivals Everton in one of the high-scoring football scores of the midweek action in the Premier League. They opened the scoring through captain Jordan Henderson in the ninth minute before Mohamed Salah doubled their lead 10 minutes later. Everton did grab a goal back before the break through Demarai Gray but it proved to be a consolation. Mohamed Salah scored in the 64th minute before Jota completed the rout in the 79th minute.

Player ratings

Everton: Pickford (6), Coleman (5), Godfrey (6), Keane (6), Digne (5), Doucoure (6), Allan (5), Townsend (6), Gray (7), Richarlison (6), Rondon (6).
Subs: Delph (5), Gordon (6), Tosun (n/a).

Liverpool: Alisson (7), Alexander-Arnold (7), Matip (6), Van Dijk (7), Robertson (7), Fabinho (6), Henderson (8), Thiago (6), Salah (8), Jota (7), Mane (6).
Subs: Milner (5), Oxlade-Chamberlain (n/a), Minamino (n/a).

Man of the Match: Mohamed Salah

Managers Reaction

Everton head coach Rafa Benitez: “Everybody has to be disappointed because we have lost the derby,” he said. “But we lost because we made mistakes against a top side. We have seen how much money Liverpool have spent and how much success they have been in recent years. It can happen if you don’t do things right, and we didn’t do things right.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: “It was, for sure, the best performance we’ve shown since I’ve been a Liverpool at Goodison.” he added. “We’ve had some good games here but not a good as tonight; never as calm as we were tonight, we were never as convincing as we were tonight. That is why we won the game, I’m really happy about that.”

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