LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, January 5, 2018: Liverpool's James Milner [#7] celebrates scoring the opening goal with team-mates during the FA Cup 3rd Round match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 230th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Van Dijk is an instant hero”, “Reds go marching on!” – Fans react to Liverpool 2-1 Everton

Virgil van Dijk scored the winner on a dream debut against Everton, as Liverpool made it through to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win.

Liverpool 2-1 Everton

FA Cup Third Round, Anfield
January 5, 2018

Goals: Milner (pen) 35′, Van Dijk 84′; Sigurdsson 64′

It was a ferocious atmosphere at Anfield on Friday night, as the Reds looked to overcome their local rivals in the 230th Merseyside derby.

James Milner‘s penalty gave the hosts the lead, following a foul on Adam Lallana, but Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised in the second half.

The stage was set for Van Dijk to steal the show, as the Dutchman’s late header sent the home crowd wild.

Here’s how Liverpool supporters reacted to the game on social media…


The superb performance of Robertson at left-back was one that caught the eye…

“How good is Robertson!”

indianscouser on the forums.


Van Djik’s winner sent supporters into delirium, on an unforgettable debut for the towering centre-back…

“Sexy big Dutch bastard.”

Krimson on the forums.

“Legend already!”

won it at-a-turk stadium on the forums.


The win was met with universal happiness, as Liverpool move into the next round…

“The Reds go marching on!!

“Robertson and Gomez were both immaculate. Van Dijk a calm influence, looks like he has played for us for years. Mane seems to have his mojo back.

“We’re going win the cup.”

SirBillShankly on the forums.

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