OH go ed the Reds. For a while record scores were threatened, but in the end even the greedy will take Liverpool 4 Everton 0. The first twenty minutes were very open. Liverpool dangerous, remarkably easily, from balls over the top. Everton, Barkley and Lukaku especially, threatening on the break. But Liverpool gradually got on top.
Lallana and Firmino should score. Just when you started to worry Origi did. Then Sakho. Second half they resort to desperation and thuggery and Liverpool reverted to passing and finesse. One touch, two touch, three Lucas Leiva. They toyed and battered and could have scored six. Some of the last ditch defending by the Blues should be commended. But by the end Liverpool looked happy to save goals for another time. Saying that, it’s now 12 in the last three home games. Fancy it, Rafa?
Simon Mignolet 6
Hope he enjoyed watching as much as the rest of us. Nice throwing out.
Nathaniel Clyne 7
Some great bursts forward, especially towards the end. Seems to have a great attacking sense of when the opposition look a bit rubbish. Nearly scores late on.
Alberto Moreno 7
A couple of big Alby tackles to get the away crowd going. Enjoyed him volleying one at Coutinho. Phil controlled it, obviously.
Dejan Lovren 8
Before we scored it is worth remembering just how well our centre halves dealt with a considerable threat. It’s not their fault Everton packed in second half. Lovren still won everything.
Mamadou Sakho 9
All of The Lov plus a goal. Still winning tackles high up the pitch in stoppage time. World class challenge on Lukaku at 0-0.
Lucas Leiva 7
Rolled back the years to his Gremio days for his assist. Felt he struggled a bit early on, but no doubt finished on top.
James Milner 8
Not convinced he is a central midfielder but he collects assists like Craig Hannan collects phone numbers. Not so much a big game player as a big moment player.
Adam Lallana 7
Quiet night on the ball, but his pressing and workrate first class.
Roberto Firmino 5
Mad how rubbish he is at loads of aspects of football. You notice it more when he fluffs his big chances. That’s a lie, I notice it all the time.
Phillipe Coutinho 8
Not his most fluid game, but he purred at 2-0, and it’s a lovely goal from a player currently adding many.
Divock Origi 7
Should probably do better against a backline which didn’t fancy much. But he headed one in the goal, and that’s what matters. Come back soon.
Daniel Sturridge 7
Lovely finish, but still think he is dropping too deep.
Joe Allen 6
Can’t wait to watch him on Saturday.
Jordon Ibe 5
Was a nice move to put him on, even if it didn’t quite work out