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Liverpool secure Merseyside bragging rights

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Liverpool are the top dogs on Merseyside, after securing bragging rights with an annihilating defeat of Everton 5-2 at Anfield.

Liverpool was as ruthless as ever in their destruction of Everton in the Merseyside Debry at Anfield tonight.

Just to compound the humiliation Jurgen Klopp named a side without Salah, Firmino, Henderson or Oxlade-Chamberlin in the staring 11.

With only six minutes on the clock, the onslaught began, with Origi getting his first of the night.

A little over ten minutes later, Shaqiri doubled Liverpool’s lead.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were picking apart Everton at will, with almost every possession resulting in the ball bouncing around the Everton penalty area.

Marco Silva’s men were creating opportunities, but the gulf in quality was clear for all to see.

The Toffees were rewarded for their efforts when Keane managed to get them back into the game in the 21st minute.

However, the air of optimism in the Blue half of Merseyside was quickly dashed when in the 31st-minute Origi got his second and Liverpool’s third.

Then Mane effectively secured all three points and the win when he made it four in the 45th minute.

Everton did not quit though, and before the referee had a chance to blow for the interval, they had pulled one back once again, this time through Richarlison.

The second half was as frantic as the first, with end to end action, but neither side could find that finishing touch.

Mane missed a couple of clear opportunities, including a one on one with Pickford.

The at the other end Moise Kean likewise fluffed his lines when faced by Adrian.

It was, however, Liverpool who had the last laugh and may have possibly signed Marco Silva’s contract termination at Goodison.

Wijnaldum made it five at the very last minute.

The win gives Liverpool an eight-point lead over second place Leicester City and an 11 point lead over defending champions Manchester City.