Liverpool and Napoli left with work to do after Anfield draw
Liverpool and Napoli left with work to do after Anfield drawA Dejan Lovren header in the 65th minute cancelled out Dries Mertens' first-half opener for Napoli, who will head home the happier after another disciplined performance in which they defended deep but posed questions on the counter-attack.
The Merseyside derby refers to football matches between Everton and Liverpool , two major English clubs from Liverpool , Merseyside. It is the longest running top-flight derby in England
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Liverpool maintained their Merseyside stranglehold over Everton with a 5-2 win over their rivals to remain eight points clear at the top of the Premier League.
In one of the showpiece fixtures of the season under the lights at Anfield, the game lived up to its billing in an extraordinary first half which saw six goals scored.
Sadio Mane laid on two sublime assists for Divock Origi (6) and Xherdan Shaqiri (17) - who were both handed starts in place of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino - to put Liverpool in control.
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Michael Keane (21) hit back for Everton but two more special Liverpool goals from Origi (31) and Mane (44) restored the three-goal cushion for just two minutes before Richarlison (45+2) made it 4-2 just before the break.Premier League Table | Fixtures | Top scorersHow to watch Premier League highlights
Georginio Wijnaldum wrapped it up late on (90) as the Everton fans streamed out of Anfield.
It is now 20 games unbeaten for Liverpool against Everton in all competitions and under-pressure Toffees boss Marco Silva now sees his team in the relegation zone after losing nine of their last 13 Premier League games.How Reds left Toffees in a sticky situation…
Jurgen Klopp sprang a surprise in his team selection by omitting both Salah and Firmino and handing a first Premier League start since January 30 to Shaqiri.
Liverpool grind it out again
Liverpool are not at their free-flowing best but they are finding ways to keep winning and the belief is growing.A couple of hours earlier, news of Jonjo Shelvey's late equaliser for Newcastle against Manchester City had spread across the stadium. Liverpool knew victory here would take them 11 points clear of their rivals. It was an opportunity they were not expecting but one they had to take.
How the teams lined up
Divock Origi was a Merseyside derby hero again with two goals as Liverpool won a frantic clash with Everton 5-2 at Anfield on Wednesday night. The visitors’ penalty appeals were then waved away after late pressure from Van Dijk forced Dominic Calvert-Lewin to fire wide from inside the box.
Biggest gaps between Everton & Liverpool in single season. They have won just once in their past 10 away league games, and this was at struggling Southampton. Back in November 1994, Everton were deep in relegation trouble, bottom of the table with just one win from 14 games, but went to
Liverpool took just six minutes to set the tone for a thrilling opening half. Mane's brilliant pass saw Origi scamper through on goal and he rolled the ball past Jordan Pickford.
Trent Alexander-Arnold then picked out Mane with an amazing cross-field pass and he reversed a wonderful pass to Shaqiri who clipped home.
Keane scored from close range minutes later after Dejan Lovren failed to clear an Alex Iwobi cross, but Lovren redeemed himself by setting up Liverpool's third.Premier League top scorers Live Football: What's on Sky Sports this week Download the Football Score Centre
His 40-yard pass was expertly controlled with one touch and lifted over Pickford by a ruthless Origi, who was taking his chance in the absence of Firmino.
Silva switched to a 4-4-2 formation, but it made no difference as Liverpool kept on coming.
Alexander-Arnold raced down the left and found Mane in space with a perfect ball. The striker swept home from the edge of the box with his left foot.
Iheanacho the hero as Leicester close gap on Liverpool
Kelechi Iheanacho was the unlikely hero as Leicester came from behind to beat Everton 2-1 and close the gap on Liverpool at the top of the Premier League to eight points. Another defeat leaves the Toffees hovering just two points above the relegation zone with Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal to come in their next four league games. "A really harsh result for the players and the club. We deserved more from this game," said Silva."No one can say anything about the players' commitment, attitude or desire."Silva responded with a change of formation and his switch to a 3-5-2 worked to perfection for the opening goal.
LIVERPOOL , England (Reuters) - Liverpool delivered a first-half masterclass to humiliate Everton at Anfield on Wednesday, surging into a 4-2 halftime For Everton , who have not won at Anfield since 1999, the defeat made it 20 derbies in all competitions without a victory home or away and dropped
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Everton were on the verge of crumbling but responded immediately when Richarlison's diving header found the back of the net to restore some hope.
The second half did not hit the heights of the first with Liverpool managing the game and Everton looking devoid of any confidence. Mane missed two one-on-one chances before Wijnaldum sent the home fans home happy by scoring as the clock ticked into stoppage time.
That goal also saw the Everton fans flooding to the exits as "going down" was chanted in their direction by the Anfield faithful, whose team are now unbeaten in their last 32 Premier League games (W27 D5), their longest run without defeat in top-flight history.'Everton arguing among themselves'
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If Silva's instruction to his players was to keep it tight, the gameplan was ripped up early on.
Despite five changes, Liverpool started fluidly, while Everton, in contrast, looked uncertain. It said a lot that the Everton players were arguing among themselves, highlighting how unsure of their roles they appeared to be.
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Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 17 Premier League games against Everton (W7 D10). It is their longest ever unbeaten run against a specific opponent in the competition. Everton haven't won a league game against Liverpool at Anfield since September 1999, courtesy of Kevin Campbell's strike.
Other teams haven't fared well when they've gone with three centre-backs away at Anfield and Everton went the same way. Liverpool happily exploited them. When Silva switched to a back four after half an hour, with Bernard replacing Djibril Sidibe and Mason Holgate switching to right-back, it appeared that even the Everton manager was acknowledging he'd made a mistake starting with a back five.
Everton showed some fight, but, despite their two goals, they never gave the impression they felt they could really go on and get back into the game. Silva has been unlucky with injuries in midfield, but tonight will raise further questions, if not action, over his future.
Meanwhile, Klopp has maintained Liverpool's advantage at the top while managing the workload of some of his key players.Opta statsKlopp has won 100 of his 159 Premier League games, he is the second fastest manager to reach 100 wins in the competition, after Jose Mourinho (142 games). In fact, he is the fastest Liverpool manager to 100 wins in top-flight history.Everton find themselves in the relegation zone after playing at least 15 Premier League matches for the first time since April 10th 1999 (after 32 games).Silva is the first Everton manager to concede five league goals against Liverpool in a single match since Howard Kendall in November 1982 (0-5 against Bob Paisley's Liverpool).Origi has scored five Premier League goals against Everton; only Robbie Fowler (6) and Steven Gerrard (9) have scored more PL goals for Liverpool in the Merseyside derby. Indeed, Origi has now scored in all four matches against Everton for Liverpool at Anfield (five goals).What's next?
Next up for Liverpool is a visit to Bournemouth on Saturday followed by a trip to Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday in the Champions League. Meanwhile, Everton host Chelsea on Saturday lunchtime.
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The Sky Blues closed the Liverpool lead to eight points.Two goals from Gabriel Jesus and one each from Rodri and Riyad Mahrez lifted City above Leicester and within eight points of leaders Liverpool.