Everton 1-4 Liverpool Post-Match Analysis: Mohamed Salah brace lights up the derby
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Liverpool were at their relentless best for much of the first half against local rivals Everton at Goodison Park as Jurgen Klopp's side turned on the style. 

In truth, the visiting Reds could've been out of sight in the opening minutes as Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah squandered glorious openings in the early stages. 

After just nine minutes it was captain Jordan Henderson who curled home the first goal on the night after smart work from Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson down the left. 

Soon after a counter-attack saw Salah double the advantage as a pinpoint finish left Jordan Pickford with no chance. 

Despite the apparent dominance and disproval from the home supporters, Everton got a foothold in the contest.

The Toffees were rewarded when Demarai Gray's left-footed finish squirmed under an onrushing Alisson to halve the deficit before the break. 

After the interval, it was Liverpool once again on the front foot and when Salah pounced on a mistake from Seamus Coleman on the halfway line the Egyptian wasn't going to be stopped from extending the lead. 

With the points seemingly in the bag and heading back across Stanley Park, a lively Diogo Jota turned Allan inside out before firing an emphatic finish past a helpless Pickford to seal the victory. 

Unsavoury scenes marred the event after the final on whistle on a night whereby the Reds were irresistible at times. 

  • Rampant Reds

Salah, Mane and Jota were nigh-on unstoppable in full-flow and Jurgen Klopp will be delighted to see the potency in front of goal continue. 

Roberto Firmino is set to return to the fold in the coming weeks and could be wondering whether or not his place in the side is guaranteed as the free-scoring goes on. 

  • Captain Marvel

Jordan Henderson was simply subline through a true captains performance. 

Not only did the 31-year-old open the scoring in style, but he was also at the heart of everything positive for the Reds and left the field knowing his display was out of the very top drawer. 

  • Revenge Served

Despite Klopp playing down the hyperbole pre-match, both Thiago and Virgil van Dijk, in particular, would've been delighted to reign supreme at Goodison Park having been injured in the fixture last season. 

 

 

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