Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his side's fifth goal of the game with team-mate Andrew Robertson during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. ( Richard Sellers/PA Wire/PA Images)

“Merry Christmas, Everton”, “Up the unbeaten Reds” – Fans react to 5-star Merseyside derby win

A stunning display in front of goal saw Liverpool secure a memorable 5-2 win over Everton, and fans were duly delighted.

Liverpool 5-2 Everton

Premier League, Anfield
December 4, 2019

Goals: Origi 6’, 31’, Shaqiri 17’, Mane 45’, Wijnaldum 90’; Keane 21’, Richarlison 45+3’

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were on the search for their 14th league win from 15 games when Everton arrived at Anfield, and they secured it in thrilling fashion.

Six goals hit the net in the opening half, with Liverpool returning to their free-flowing best in the final third with Xherdan Shaqiri, Sadio Mane and Divock Origi all finishing off a series of stunning passages of play.

Everton would, however, deny Klopp’s side a clean sheet for the 13th game in succession to see Liverpool only take a two-goal advantage into the break.

And it would take until the end of regular time for another goal to be added to the scoreboard as Gini Wijnaldum put the finishing touches on a memorable evening.

The result ensures the Reds remain top of the table with an eight-point buffer, while Everton drop into the relegation zone.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the result on Twitter, Facebook and This Is Anfield’s forums.


The starting XI surprised many, but Mane & Origi switched their late dramatics for early Blue misery…

“Counter-attacking master class, what a pass.”

Cologne-Liverpool on the forums.


And as Liverpool returned to their free-flowing best, there was plenty of adulation for the avenues to goal…

“That pass from Trent pure filth.”

sportbilly1966 on the forums.


But there were mixed views on Liverpool’s record at the back…

“Clean sheets are important to teams who can only score one goal.

Not us.”

gasband on the forums.


The display, however, ensured further praised was showered on Mane, Shaqiri and Origi…

“Other things aside…how good was Shaqiri today? Touches, distribution, tracking back. He was just brilliant!”

Dale Cooper on Facebook.


Overall, there was plenty to celebrate as the Reds’ record-breaking unbeaten run continued…