The 27-year-old made his first appearance since the 1-1 draw against Chelsea on January 31, but produced a superb performance at Anfield.
He kept the Premier League‘s top goalscorer, Romelu Lukaku, quiet and silenced the many doubters who have questioned his ability in recent times.
“After a month-and-a-half of not playing, it’s great to be back in a winning team – especially in a derby,” Lovren said post-match.
“It’s always tough to play against Everton, with a lot of challenges. In the end, it’s a deserved win. They just had one chance in the first half and they made a goal.
“We knew they would be different than the last game. They had six or seven games in a row they won and a lot of games they played really well in.
“But we showed our quality again. We are still there in the top four – we need to continue like that.”
“When we perform like a team, some individuals will come out and make the difference in the game,” he added.
“We’re missing both of them; they are top-quality players – Henderson the captain and Adam, who had an amazing game on international duty. Unfortunately, they are injured but hopefully they will come back soon.”
It was a huge victory for the Reds, both in terms of getting one over on their rivals and aiding their top-four chances.