For the first time in 2023, Liverpool secured three Premier League points with a 2-0 win over Everton.
Mohamed Salah ended a run of five games without a goal in all competitions as Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners over Everton in the Merseyside contest. Cody Gakpo also scored his first Liverpool goal in an important win for Jurgen Klopp after a storm of difficult results.
Liverpool relieved some of the pressure on Jurgen Klopp as they picked up a much-needed 2-0 win over Everton at Anfield, maintaining their fine Merseyside derby record in the process.
Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for the Reds before half-time as they eventually cruised to the three points, ending a run of four Premier League matches without a win in the process.
Everton, on the other hand, lose for the first time under Sean Dyche, who will have been worried by just how overrun his side were after going behind.
The opening half an hour or so was fairly scrappy, but the Toffees could count themselves unlucky not to open the scoring when James Tarkowski hit the post from an Alex Iwobi corner.
That misfortune turned into a double blow, as the hosts counter-attacked immediately, and did so with such speed that their visitors just could not keep up. Salah eventually rounded off the move, stabbing into an empty net from Darwin Nunez’s cross after Jordan Pickford had misread the danger.
The Reds doubled the lead with another clinical break after half-time, with Cody Gakpo tapping into an empty net at the back-post from Trent Alexandre Arnold’s cross.
From then on, Liverpool were in cruise control, with Everton not able to lay a glove on them as they set up camp in the opposing half.
Nunez had one shot saved by Pickford and saw another effort curl wide, while substitute Tom Davies headed a glorious chance over at the other end as the Blues failed to score for the sixth time in their last seven away matches.