The best of the photos as Liverpool thump Everton in the Merseyside derby

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Liverpool were unplayable at times on Wednesday night, securing a thrilling 5-2 win over Merseyside rivals Everton to stay eight points clear at the top.

Man City‘s 4-1 victory away to Burnley on Tuesday had put the pressure on the Reds, but they were superb in seeing off the Blues.

Anfield paid tribute to the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster, following last week’s verdict.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Liverpool supporters mosaic tribute to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp made five changes to the team that beat Brighton on Saturday, with the likes of Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri and derby hero Divock Origi coming in.

It didn’t take long for Liverpool to take the lead, as Origi got on the end of a superb Sadio Mane pass.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Liverpools Divock Origi passes Everton's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as ge scores the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was soon 2-0 when Xherdan Shaqiri was also the beneficiary of a Mane assist, celebrated in style with his team-mates.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Liverpools Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Liverpools Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Michael Keane had swiftly reduced the arrears, but Origi then produced a moment of magic, bringing the ball down and lobbing Jordan Pickford.

What a priceless squad player the Belgian has become…

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Liverpools Divock Origi scores the third goal past Everton's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mane scored one of his own to make it 4-1, with the Senegalese continuing to show why he is one of world football’s star men.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Liverpools Sadio Mané celebrates scoring the fourth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Richarlison had pulled a goal back before half-time, it was left to Gini Wijnaldum to round off the scoring in the dying moments.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum scores the fifth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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)

Klopp cut a delighted figure at the final whistle–his gamble paid off and Liverpool remain eight points clear in the title race.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. Liverpool won 5-2. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. Liverpool won 5-2. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates his side's fifth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. Liverpool won 5-2. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Liverpool's (L-R) Georginio Wijnaldum, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. Liverpool won 5-2. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Next up for Liverpool is a trip to Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon, as the Reds look to carry on their record-breaking unbeaten league run.

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