Liverpool has ended their four-game winless run within the Premier League with a vital 2-0 win over Everton to safe bragging rights as soon as once more within the Merseyside Derby.
Goals both aspect of half-time from Mohamed Salah and January recruit Cody Gakpo did the injury as Jurgen Klopp’s aspect moved to inside three factors of sixth place.
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The Reds, boosted by the presence of returning trio Diogo Jota, Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmino on the bench, have been at their counterattacking finest all through.
Salah’s opener arrived because of a blistering run ahead from Darwin Nunez after Everton defender James Tarkowski’s looping header smacked off the put up from a nook.
Nunez’s run down the left attracted the eye of the Toffees’ Vitalii Mykolenko, who was the final man again for the nook, because the Ukrainian was left unaware of the Liverpool trio making streaking runs behind him.
Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the opener for Liverpool within the Merseyside Derby. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
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Nunez’s cross from the left then discovered the ft of Salah who, with the help of some questionable positioning from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, completed first time for the objective.
Fans on social media have been fast to take the mickey out of Pickford for his error.
Liverpool’s second objective got here courtesy of one more counter-attack, as a driving run ahead from Andy Robertson sliced Everton open earlier than he launched the ball to Salah who had loads of room to run on the suitable.
The Egyptian laid the ball within the path of proper again Trent Alexander-Arnold who had burst ahead on the overlapping run.
Alexander-Arnold then fired a first-time cross alongside the bottom for Gakpo, who was unmarked on the again put up, to faucet residence into an empty internet.
Although Liverpool had a number of possibilities all through the second half to increase their lead and compound Everton’s distress, they failed to seek out the goal.
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