Liverpool defeated Everton 2-0 thanks to goals from Andy Robertson and Divock Origi
Andy Roberston and Divock Origi scored a goal each in the second half to help Liverpool beat Everton 2-0 and claim bragging rights in the Merseyside derby. With the win on Sunday, Liverpool moved back to within 1 point of Premier League leaders Manchester City.
It was a high-octane match at Anfield but Everton did just enough to keep the Reds at bay for the first 45 minutes, although Mohamed Salah combined with great tenacity to set up a peach of a goal for left back Andy Robertson to open the scoring .
Later in the game, Divock Origi also joined in the act to all but seal the three points for his team. The defeat leaves Everton in 18th place, as relegation threat looms large over the Toffees.
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Here are the highlights of Liverpool vs Everton game:
What a goal and moment for Andy Robertson. The first shot on target in the Merseyside Derby.
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DIVOCK ORIGI 2-0
After City had opened up a four-point lead over Liverpool at the top with a 5-1 demolition of Watford on Saturday, Juergen Klopp’s side struggled to break down Everton in a bad-tempered first half at Anfield.
Everton continued to hold their own in a raucous derby atmosphere until, with the first shot on target from either side in the match, Scottish fullback Andy Robertson headed Liverpool in front in the 62nd minute.
Mohamed Salah combined with substitute Origi before floating a cross to Robertson, who headed past the diving Jordan Pickford.
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Demarai Gray then went within inches of a stunning equalizer before substitute Origi finally ended all hope of an Everton comeback with a goal five minutes from time to put the game to bed.
Luis Diaz tried a bicycle-kick volley from a Jordan Henderson cross and the ball bounced to Origi, who headed home from close range.
The Belgian, a fringe player for most of his time at Anfield, has now scored six goals in nine Merseyside Premier League clashes.
With inputs from IANS