How the Liverpool stars reacted to incredible 5-2 derby win over Everton
Liverpool kept their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a dominant display over Everton.
The Merseyside derby is never easy to predict and with Everton doing well against Leicester, this could have been a game where we could have dropped points.
Jurgen Klopp’s team selection also raised some eyebrows with Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi starting.
There was no place in the starting XI for Roberto Firmino, Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah. However, that didn’t matter for us with Origi opening the scoring early on.
Shaqiri made it two thanks to the second assist of the game from Sadio Mane, but our defensive issues continued.
Michael Keane pulled a goal back but we raced into a 4-2 thanks to goals from Mane and Origi.
Everton pulled one back from Richarlison on the cusp of half-time but Georginio Wijnaldum sealed the win by scoring in the dying moments of the game.
Origi stars for Liverpool again
Origi might not have played too many games for us this season but he did a great job once again.
The Belgian should have scored a hat-trick in this game but Mane could have done the same too.
It was a great performance all-around with Shaqiri and Lallana also impressing. The Swiss star tried many tricks and flicks and most of them came off.
Lallana played in an advanced role and did well too, which should be great for Jurgen Klopp. The German has to mix his team around in the coming weeks and it is fantastic that most of our squad players are also on form.
Many Liverpool players were pleased with the win and some of them even called out Origi as the GOAT.
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The next game for Liverpool is an away trip to Bournemouth, and after that, comes the huge Champions League clash at RB Salzburg.