Liverpool came out victorious against their city rivals yet again on Saturday lunch-time as they produced a dramatic display to beat Everton 3-1 at Anfield.
Liverpool 3-1 Everton
Premier League, Anfield
April 01, 2017
Goals: Mane 7′, Coutinho 32′, Origi 60′; Pennington 28′
Liverpool have proven they are the strongest side on Merseyside this season after recording their second victory against Everton in 2016-17.
Sadio Mane was the hero at Goodison Park and he opened the scoring this time around too with a terrific individual run from midfield after just seven minutes.
It sparked confidence in Liverpool and they began to press for a second but it was Everton who responded next with a goal against the run of play in the 28th minute.
The scores weren’t level for long as Philippe Coutinho produced a sensational strike just four minutes later to put Liverpool back front again.
Following an intense first half, the teams came out firing again and there were a number of feisty tackles from Ross Barkley, Ashley Williams and Emre Can.
Mane appeared to suffer a nasty injury following one of these but Divock Origi healed Liverpool’s wound with a terrific goal within just three minutes of his introduction.
The Reds searched for a fourth while Everton prodded the Anfield defence but Liverpool were able to hold on to secure a 3-1 victory.
Here are all the best reactions from Liverpool supporters on social media;
When Mane scored in the opening 7 minutes, fans erupted on social media…
— Baldino (@96merseyside) April 1, 2017
Still think Mane can get even better which is a really exciting prospect for #LFC – quick, skilful, intelligent & clinical. Top class.
— Si Steers (@sisteers) April 1, 2017
So much composure there from Mané for the goal, big moment in a big game yet looked so calm. Some player.
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) April 1, 2017
Everton’s goal sparked frustration but Coutinho quickly pounced back in emphatic style…
“You can score all your sh***tty goals, we’ll outscore you with the worldies!”
– Abyss on the forums.
OMG! Coutinho back! What a goal 2-1
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) April 1, 2017
There was panic when Mane appeared to have picked up a nasty injury…
DONT LET HIM BE INJURED
— Jonathan (@JCLFC_) April 1, 2017
“Well that’s our season over….”
– Adam Pyper on Facebook.
Mane's ligaments just left the building
— Zak Forster (@ZakForster_) April 1, 2017
But Origi scored a terrific goal within three minutes of his introduction to round-off a successful day…
Yesssss big DIVVVVV. Hopefully a sign that he will step up in Mane's likely absence
— Raj Chohan (@rajsinghchohan) April 1, 2017
It's taken 3 minutes to end the "who's the best Belgian striker on Merseyside" debate… #LIVEVE
— Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) April 1, 2017
I love that beautiful Belgian. So so so much.
— Alex Barilaro (@Alex_Barra12) April 1, 2017
Fans were delighted at full-time as Liverpool secured a 3-1 victory…
THREE POINTS AND LIVERPOOL IS ?
— Fuoriclasse ?????? (@royaleneal) April 1, 2017
Massive 3 points but came at a price #Mane
— Kauser Soze (@NinaKauser) April 1, 2017
“Great result, the reds rule Merseyside again well done lads. YNWA”
– Frank Boyd Jr on Facebook.
Coutinho, Origi, Lucas and Lovren just four of several players to step up today after heavy criticism. Terrific performance.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) April 1, 2017
Merseyside is red! As it should be ?
— LOUISE (@Swift__Girl) April 1, 2017
“Another Derby double!”
– London Red on the forums.
We've played a lot better than that this season but still a relatively comfortable win. Fingers crossed for Sadio Mane! #LFC
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) April 1, 2017
Despite a few moments of nervousness. The boys have been decent today. Not outstanding by any stretch, but decent. ?#MerseysideDerby #LFC
— Baldino (@96merseyside) April 1, 2017
“Lovren let Lukaku out of your pocket before he walks back over the park?”
– Stuart May on Facebook.
Cracking win. Solid performance. Great goals. #MerseysideIsRed ???
— Kirsty (@LFCKirstyLFC) April 1, 2017
Huge win boys. Klopp 3 for 3 in Derby's. Pray for Mane ??
— J Connors (@Joe_Connors81) April 1, 2017
“Have not seen liverpool enjoying themselves on a field in such a long time. Everybody is putting on a shift. Im so proud of these guys”
– Ahmed Alwan on the forums.
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