Everton vs Liverpool: Everton suffered their seventh defeat in fourteen games on Wednesday night, as Liverpool crushed their city rivals en route to a comfortable 4-1 Premier League victory.
Within 10 minutes, Jordan Henderson put Liverpool ahead with a magnificent first-time effort from the edge of the box, before Salah doubled the advantage for Jurgen Klopp’s side shortly after, closing off a devastating counter-attack.
As Rafael Benitez faced his old team, Everton drew level through Demarai Gray’s clinical finish beneath Alisson, but Salah would strike again after the break to effectively destroy the home fans’ dreams.
As the last 10 minutes neared, the striker pounced on a horrible blunder by Seamus Coleman before scoring, and Diogo Jota delivered a beautiful piece of skill and a strong shot to make it 4-1.
Let us have a look at how each player from the Everton vs Liverpool match fared:
Everton vs Liverpool Player Ratings
Jordan Pickford (GK) (6.2/10) – With 42 touches and one Ariel won, he was pretty good in this game, but he failed to deliver much better against Liverpool’s formidable attacking.
Seamus Coleman (RB) – (4.8/10) – Seamus game was weak in this match, with missed kicks and sloppy passing. Getting arrested for dissent didn’t help matters either.
Ben Godfrey (CB) – (6/10) – Godfrey made some key reads and interventions, but I couldn’t stop the Red Wave.
Michael Keane (CB) – (5/10) – A poor display of game from Michael Keane, He was constantly under pressure and being disposed.
Lucas Digne (LB) – (5/10) – Digne looked decent with the ball. He made 65.6% pass completion rate and also tracked the build up momentum.
Andros Townsend (RM) – (6/10) – For Andros Townsend, it was a fairly good evening. Played in the position of the midfield and had excellent connections with the defenders.
Abdoulaye Doucoure (CM) – (6/10) – Abdoulaye won crucial tackles against Reds from the opposition throughout the game, although his pass completion rate was low.
Allan (CM) – (7.5/10) – Throughout the game, Allan was effective in defensive build-up and made some crucial runs in Reds counter-attacking opportunities.
Demarai Gray (LM) – (8/10) – Was his side’s best outlet, scoring with great composure. Booked for diving unfortunately.
Salomon Rondon (ST) – (6/10) – Almost completely anonymous. It seems that he left on the hour mark owing to an injury.
Richarlison (ST) – (7/10) – Was good in this game with passes and also creating chances. Assisted Gray’s goal to get Everton into the game.
Anthony Gordon (LM) – N/A
Fabian Delph (CM) – N/A
Cenk Tosun (ST) – N/A
Alisson (GK) – (5.3/10) – Barely tested until Gray’s goal, which was hardly the goalkeeper’s fault. He was good with passing accuracy of 91% including 45 touches
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) – (8/10) – Lively throughout, tested Pickford with a powerful, long-range effort. Also made a crucial interception to stop Gray from receiving the ball in a dangerous area.
Joel Matip (CB) – (7/10) – He was well executed in this match with four Ariel won and also was strong in the defense.
Virgil van Dijk (CB) – (8/10) – The first half was relatively quiet. The main contribution in the second half was a free-kick that went straight into the wall. His many marking was on point with eight Ariel won.
Andy Robertson (LB) – (7.8/10) – He has been impressive throughout the game with two assist and created many more good chances
Jordan Henderson (CM) – (8.8/10) – With a beautiful first-time finish from the edge of the area, he opened the score. His team’s second goal was assisted by him. Was a lot more vivid than one may imagine. From the start to the finish, he was fantastic.
Fabinho (CM) – (6/10) – It was good showcase of game from Fabinho with one key passes with pass accuracy of 82.8%
Thiago Alcantara (CM) – (6/10) – Provided some neat passes, keeping Liverpool ticking. Replaced by Milner with 15 minutes remaining.
Mohamed Salah (RW) – (9/10) – He was best as always for Liverpool in this game with an accurate, curving finish across Pickford, he doubled the Reds’ lead. In the second half, he struck again to reestablish a two-goal lead.
Diogo Jota (ST) – (9/10) – Throughout the game, he was a nuisance to the hosts, and he scored a fantastic goal after an innovative first touch.
Sadio Mane (LW) – (8/10) – On this occasion, he wasn’t at his most lethal. However, a long-range header came close to scoring.
James Milner (CM) – N/A
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (CM) – N/A