Twitter Reacts as Liverpool Smash Easy Everton in Merseyside Derby

Liverpool vs Everton.

One of English football’s most beloved rivalries…..utterly dominated by one team for the last 20 years.

Back when Everton were good and Liverpool weren’t as good, then this was a matchup that coughed up all sorts of tantalising clashes boasting goals (for both teams), red cards and exciting encounters.


That’s all dissipated quite comprehensively, particularly in recent seasons, with the outcome becoming something of a formality that has left Toffees supporters praying for a draw at best. Granted, they want wins, but considering how dire Marco Silva’s side have been, then few from the blue half of Merseyside would expect much else other than an Anfield crushing.

Especially when Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino make up tow thirds of a devastating front thr……ermm…..WHAT?!?!?!

Yes, oh yes indeed, ​Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri took their place.

Naturally, Twitter exploded.



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​​Nevertheless, considering how stupidly good ​Liverpool are at the moment, a decent section of their supporters were still confident that Jurgen Klopp knew what he was doing.

I mean, ​Everton have been really bad this season…

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​​Well, it didn’t take long…..

Say what you want about Klopp’s lineup, say what you want about Origi’s inconsistency, that,  was a fine goal.

From a pass weighted with otherworldly precision, ​Sadio Mane found the Belgian who rounded Jordan Pickford with consummate ease and tapped home.


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​​The Origi love-in followed, of course.



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​​Well, guess who got the second?

Again, magnificent build up play from the Reds saw them double their advantage, starting with Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stupidly good cross-field ball, and finishing with Shaqiri’s cool, rolled finish. Footballing excellence, at its second-string finest.



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​​Some mentioned the fact that it had been a rather long long since the Swiss last netted.

​Not his fault though, he rarely gets a look in.


​​But, wait, are you serious?

Everton scored? Well, I think it is safe to assume few saw that coming.

Even if Liverpool cannot stop leaking goals. Hope for the Toffees?

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​​Then Dominic Calvert-Lewin went through on goal with Virgil van Dijk tracking.

About to pull the trigger.

A PUSH! Or, something of the ilk.

Penalty?

No. But that was a decent shout, it must be said.


​​Well, we all knew what was going to happen next. However, nobody expected it in such magnificent fashion. 

Dejan Lovren’s long ball forward from defence was plucked out of the air with Lionel Messi-esque grace by Origi, who set the ball up perfectly to lob a sumptuous effort over Pickford.

A goal worthy of winning any game. Absolutely superb.

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​​At this rate…perhaps not a bad shout.

When you thought there couldn’t possibly be anymore before half-time, Sadio Mane got in on the act to finally put the game to bed.

…….Until Richarlison scored in stoppage time to make it 4-2.

An utterly barmy first half couldn’t get anymore mad, could it? Well, yes, is the short answer.


Everton were trying, to be fair to them, despite what would appear to be the end of the road for Silva in charge.

As an example of how the game was going, even with chances for both teams, all the talk was about…shirt pulling and fouling. Yes, indeed.

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​​The finally there was a goal.

Liverpool wrapping it all up in fine fashion from Georginio Wijnaldum’s 90th minute strike.


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​​The writing is firmly on the wall for Silva now.

Surely there is no way back?

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