LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, January 5, 2018: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Cup 3rd Round match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 230th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

WITH £75million for paper and things,

Virgil got his own set of wings,

With his feet off the ground,

And the corner on flight,

With the Blueshite dead tight,

He scored at The Kop Virgil van Dijk…

Boss that, wasn’t it? The best kind of win. Absolutely shite, dogging it with the best of them and still coming out with a win that effectively ends Everton’s season.

Make no mistake, Liverpool were absolutely dogshit, maybe a deliberate tactic given the last fixture a few weeks earlier, but by god The Reds…

But no matter, and in fact, hats off to them, Liverpool managed to dog a result against the absolute dross of the league by two goals to one for the third game running having been in various stages of complication along the way — with apologies to Burnley.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, January 5, 2018: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring the winning goal at the Kop end to seal a 2-1 victory over Everton on his debut during the FA Cup 3rd Round match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 230th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mirroring their last victory at Anfield in the previous century, tonight’s celebrations in the away end when Everton drew level were up there with when Steven Gerrard got sent off and Liverpool won, and a few years later when Steven Gerrard got sent off again and Liverpool still won.

As ever, fate is a cruelest toffee lady, and having teased Liverpudlians and Evertonians alike with a header straight at Jordan Pickford earlier in the game you’d could be forgiven for thinking that the danger from Liverpool’s debutant had passed.

And having snatched a draw-cum-win weeks earlier, The Ev once more threatened to ruin the party by taking advantage of Liverpool’s policy of not playing a goalie worthy of name.

But, as in all great Evertonian horror movies, the film isn’t over until Liverpool score a late winner that effectively ends their season in January.

The new kid in town rising majestically to beat Peter Dinklage to the ball with minutes left on the clock sending The Kop into raptures.

Stitch fucking that.

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