Liverpool vs Everton LIVE REACTION: Origi keeps up stunning derby record as Reds close gap at top of Premier League
24th April 2022

QUADRUPLE chasing Liverpool have beaten Everton 2-0 in a fiery Merseyside derby.

Andy Robertson and Divock Origi scored for the Reds as they went back to within a point of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

  • Result: Liverpool 2-0 Everton
  • TV/Live stream: Sky Sports PL/Main Event
  • Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita, Thiago, Jota, Salah, Mane
  • Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Mykolenko, Allan, Holgate, Godfrey, Gordon, Doucoure, Richarlison, Iwobi, Gray

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  • Sam Dymond

    Toffees in sticky situation

    Another defeat on the road – their 11th in 13 winless away games -coupled with Burnley's victory earlier in the day has left Everton marooned in the bottom three.

    Meanwhile, at the top, Liverpool have again cut Manchester City's lead to a single point. Both the title race and relegation scrap look destined to go to the final day.

    • Brighton 2-2 Chelsea
    • Burnley 1-0 Wolves
    • Chelsea 1-0 West Ham
    • Liverpool 2-0 Everton

    Divock does it again

    It's his last season at Anfield, but Divock Origi is determined to leave the fans that love him on a high.

    He's certainly helped his case today by bagging yet another goal against their local rivals.

    Reds thankful for Robbo's touches

    Liverpool are lauding Andy Robertson tonight after the Scot showed his worth at both ends of the pitch.

    Not only did the left-back pop up with a header to open the scoring in a hard-fought contest, he also got a vital foot in inside his own six-yard box to deny Alex Iwobi a certain equaliser.

    It was so hard. We started playing their game instead of our own, but I've been in a relegation battle and I know what it's like. We had to be patient, and in the second half we played a lot better. I'm delighted to get my first goal in front of the Kop.

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      Match stats from Anfield

      The stats may suggest a dominant Liverpool victory, but they had to work incredibly hard to eventually get the better of their near neighbours.

    • Sam Dymond

      Full time – Liverpool 2-0 Everton

      It's all over at Anfield!

      The city of Liverpool will be painted red this evening as Liverpool eventually saw off the challenge to beat Everton.

      Second half goals from Andy Roberson and regular Toffees-buster Divock Origi ensured Jurgen Klopp's team moved back within a point of Manchester City to keep the quadruple dream alive.

      As for Everton, they showed some real fight, particularly in the first half, and they're going to need a lot more of it over the next month.

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 2-0 Everton

      90+1. The biggest cheer of the day goes up around Anfield as Alisson claims the ball, and then flops to the floor with it – just as Jordan Pickford had repeatedly done at 0-0.

      Lovely stuff.

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 2-0 Everton – Richarlison yellow card

      90. Oof! That's not keeping their cool!

      Richarlison battles with Henderson on the near touchline, loses out in the challenge, and then loses his head.

      With his boot placed against the Liverpool midfielder's shin, the Brazilian puts extra force into kicking him away, and sends him high up in the air.

      Fearing a red card, Doucoure rushes over to remonstrate with the stricken Henderson while Stuart Atwell observes the situation.

      Eventually, the referee consults with his linesman and then books the Brazilian.

      Richarlison and Everton can count themselves lucky.

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 2-0 Everton – Alli yellow card

      88. A slight piece of ill-discipline as Dele Alli is cautioned for a late challenge.

      Everton have to keep their cool now for the challenge ahead.

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 2-0 Everton

      85. Once again, Divock Origi saves his best moments in a Liverpool shirt for the visit of Everton!

      The Belgian has his first goal at Anfield in three years since he scored twice against – you guessed it – the Toffees.

      And it's a strike that highlights the tactical genius of Jurgen Klopp with all three of his Liverpool substitutes playing their part.

      At the second phase from a set-piece, Jordan Henderson curls in a cross, Luis Diaz whips a scissors-kick back across goal, and there is Origi to head home from point blank range.

      Liverpool are going back within one point of Manchester City!

      Everton's season is going to the wire!

    • Sam Dymond

      Goal! Divock Origi makes it two!

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 1-0 Everton – Liverpool substitution

      82. Another change for the home side.

      Jordan Henderson has been called upon, and immediately claims the captain's armband from Virgil van Dijk.

      Will the midfielder bring a cool and calm head, or is he a surefire yellow card?

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 1-0 Everton

      80. Ten minutes to go, and you can cut the tension with a knife.

      "Not just here, but in Manchester too," points out Martin Tyler.

      Not to mention Burnley.

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 1-0 Everton

      79. The visitors are finally applying some pressure.

      Alli gets into the area and finds Iwobi, whose shot is kept out by a brilliant block from Robertson.

      The Scot has shown his worth at both ends of the pitch.

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      Liverpool 1-0 Everton – Everton substitution

      77. When the going gets tough, send for Salomon Rondon.

      The veteran striker is on for Demarai Gray.

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 1-0 Everton

      76. Another player down in the box, another claim for a penalty, another shake of the head from Stuart Atwell.

      This time it's Origi that goes down, but only because Keane was far too strong in the challenge for the Belgian.

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 1-0 Everton

      75. Into the final 15 minutes at Anfield. It promises to be a huge quarter of an hour in the seasons of both of these famous old clubs.

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      Liverpool 1-0 Everton – Everton substitution

      73. Here's Everton's first change – providing you don't count the one they were forced into before kick-off.

      On comes Dele Alli for Allan. If ever there was a time for the former England start to restart his career…

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 1-0 Everton

      72. Ooof! Demarai Gray is so close to a spectacular equaliser!

      It's great work again from Gordon on the left, who carries the ball forward at pace, evades a challenge and then holds up play in search of support.

      It arrives in Gray, who takes on Gordon's pass first time with a thumping drive from 30 yards that whistles inches wide of the goal and crashes into the stanchion holding the net in place.

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 1-0 Everton

      71. Jurgen Klopp's changes helped to turn the game in Liverpool's favour. It now looks as though Frank Lampard is preparing a switch of his own.

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 1-0 Everton

      70. Luis Diaz has made a real difference to Liverpool's game.

      The Colombian has impressed more in ten minutes than Mane did in an hour.

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 1-0 Everton

      68. The game is being almost solely in Everton's defensive third now.

      Origi heads over, Salah fluffs a shot on goal, and then Diaz's effort is deflected wide.

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 1-0 Everton – Allan yellow card

      66. In the midst of all the drama, Allan has managed to pick up his seventh booking of the season for haranguing Stuart Atwell.

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 1-0 Everton

      64. Everton are rattled now – and are hanging on

      From a corner, Matip's header is cleared off the line by Holgate, before, following up, Salah volleys over.

    • Sam Dymond

      Liverpool 1-0 Everton

      62. Liverpool finally find the breakthrough!

      Jurgen Klopp's changes make the difference with one of his substitutes, Divock Origi, pivotal to the goal.

      The Belgian holds up Mo Salah's fizzed pass from the right, and then lays it back into the path of the Egyptian, who responds with a delicious dink up towards the far post.

      Arriving there was Andy Robertson, who headed down and hoped for the best. Through the dive of Jordan Pickford the ball went to find the net and send the Kop into raptures.

      A big, big goal in the season of Liverpool Football Club.

    • Sam Dymond

      Goal! Andy Robertson scores for Liverpool!

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