Divock Origi once again scored in a derby win to help Liverpool produce one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Andy Robertson opened the scoring in the 62nd minute before Divock Origi doubled their advantage in the 85th minute. The win put the Merseyside club within a point of leaders Manchester City with five games to go.
Liverpool: Alisson (6), Alexander-Arnold (7), Matip (7), Van Dijk (7), Robertson (9), Fabinho (7), Keita (6), Thiago (7), Salah (8), Jota (7), Mane (6).
Subs: Origi (9), Diaz (8), Henderson (n/a).
Everton: Pickford (6), Coleman (7), Holgate (7), Keane (7), Mykolenko (6), Allan (6), Doucoure (7), Gordon (8), Iwobi (6), Gray (7), Richarlison (6).
Subs: Alli (6), Rondon (6).
Man of the Match: Divock Origi.
Everton boss Frank Lampard: In terms of what we want for the players, I thought they were spot on. I don’t think you get them here. If that is Mo Salah at the other end, I think he gets the penalty. I am not trying to create controversy, it is just the reality of the game. It is a foul. You don’t get them here. We can’t get caught up in what everyone else is doing. We have to move on to the next one with a positive attitude.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “He is a legend on and off the pitch, that is how it is. He is a fantastic footballer, for me. I know that sounds ridiculous because I don’t line him up often. He is a world-class striker. He is our best finisher, he always was, and everyone would say the same. You see these things in training and then he is not in the squad because of the quality of the other players. That is really hard. I imagine today was the same. There are other players not in the squad who are in really good shape. Really hard decisions to make because all the boys want to contribute and all are responsible for the situations we are in.”
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