Barclays Premier League
4 - 0

Liverpool v Everton

28 Jan 2014, KO: 20:00

Minute by minute

Post That's it from our live coverage at Anfield on a night when the Reds recorded a Merseyside derby victory that will live long in the memory. We'll be back with live updates from the Hawthorns on Sunday when Liverpool take on West Brom. Thanks for following, YNWA
Post More Brendan Rodgers post-match quotes will be available on the homepage shortly...
Post Rodgers: "I think we've shown all season that we're going to be in contention for fourth place and we know that there's going to be one or two other teams fighting for it. We've shown a wonderful team spirit here [at Anfield]. We've had various players missing at various times. But we've been able to structure the team so that we're not relying on any one player. It's really about the ethos of the team and that was seen tonight. Our attacking players were filling in the spaces and putting the work in. As a coach, you're taking that risk because to get Sturridge and Suarez into the same team, it's a bit of a risk because others have got to fill in. But I'd rather do that to give us that offensive threat. Then we have to look to close the door somewhere else with other players in the team. Everyone has to work together and that was important for us tonight."
Post Brendan Rodgers: "It's obviously really special because of the nature of the game – two teams that have been doing outstandingly well and doing the city proud throughout the course of the season. We knew it was going to be a big match. I'm more delighted for the players and supporters. For me, it's three points; I'll be more delighted at the end of the season if we can arrive in the top four. I'll probably overanalyse the performance and see the areas we can improve on going forward. But it's a very important three points and obviously I'm delighted."
Post @LuchoGarcia14: Waw... Thanks lads, it was so loud I could hear The Sangria song from home.#YNWA
Post @Dirk_18_Kuyt: Great start of the week.important win yesterday and today Liverpool beat Everton 4-0 in the Merseyside derby!!Amazing result
Post @sisteers: Coutinho was my MoM today, everything went through him. That lad is going to be sensational. #LFC.
Post That result keeps Liverpool in fourth place in the Barclays Premier League table, four points ahead of Everton
90 Three minutes of added time to be played...
86 Moses drives into the side netting
83 ...Liverpool deal with the danger
83 Everton win a corner...
79 Substitution: Luis Alberto for Philippe Coutinho:
77 Naismith skips beyond two challenges in the Liverpool box and fires the ball across the face of goal, but he can't find a teammate
76 Substitution: Aiden McGeady for Ross Barkley:
74 Sterling scoops a volley high over the bar from Coutinho's cut back
73 Substitution: Martin Kelly for Jon Flanagan:
71 Substitution: Victor Moses for Daniel Sturridge:
70 A Liverpool counter-attack comes to nothing as Coutinho slips Sturridge into space in the box, but he can't get a shot or pass away and the danger is gone
70 McCarthy shoots from the edge of the box. Mignolet turns it behind
66 Barkley fires a cross in from the right which Mignolet needs to punch to safety
62 Mirallas hits it...into the Liverpool wall
61 Osman wins Everton a free-kick 20 yards from goal...
59 Gerrard's dangerous delivery is hooked over his own bar by Alcaraz. A short corner finds Coutinho, whose low drive brings a save out of Howard at his near post
59 Alcaraz brings down Sturridge on the right corner of the box. Free-kick to Liverpool
54 Sturridge steps up...but blazes high over the bar
54 Penalty to Liverpool as Howard brings down Sterling in the box!
52 First Booking: Kevin Mirallas:
51 The Reds had been required to withstand some heavy pressure from the Blues prior to that goal
50 Liverpool extend their lead even further as Suarez capitalises on a poor pass from Jagielka and races towards goal from the half-way line before slipping beyond Howard
50 GOAL! Luis Suarez:
46 SECOND HALF: Liverpool get us back underway at Anfield...
45 Substitution: Leon Osman for Steven Pienaar:
45 First Booking: Gareth Barry:
45 @OptaJoe: 37 - Liverpool have scored 37 first half goals in the Premier League this season, as many as Manchester United have in total. Dangerous.
45 Three minutes of added time to be played at the end of the first half...
43 Mirallas's deflected cross is hooked away by Toure
41 Baines swings in a corner...headed away by Henderson at the near post
40 Mirallas shoots from a tight angle...saved by Mignolet
35 And it's 3-0! Toure's long ball forward catches Everton napping and Sturridge latches onto it to loft over the onrushing Howard and into the back of the net
35 GOAL! Daniel Sturridge:
33 And Liverpool are two ahead after arguably Everton's best spell of the game. A Reds surge forwards sees Coutinho's pass slice open the visiting defence and Sturridge finishes with trademark aplomb
33 GOAL! Daniel Sturridge:
32 Mirallas engineers space for a shot on the edge of the LFC box and is narrowly off target
31 Everton work the ball back into the box and the ball breaks for Barry, whose well-struck effort is beaten away by Mignolet. Jagielka scoops the rebound wide
30 In it comes from Mirallas but it's over everyone
30 Everton win a corner as Cissokho challenges Mirallas
27 Suarez sets up Sturridge on the edge of the box, whose clever curling shot just narrowly evades the top corner
25 Everton required to make a change after Lukaku picked up a knock during Liverpool's goal
25 Substitution: Steven Naismith for Romelu Lukaku:
21 Liverpool are ahead as Gerrard meets Suarez's corner with a thumping near-post header that crashes into the back of the net and sparks wild celebrations inside Anfield. Get in!
21 GOAL! Steven Gerrard:
18 Great chance for Liverpool as Sturridge's clever dinked pass sends Sterling through on goal, but the winger's effort is blocked by the sprawling Howard and rebounds off the Reds No.31 to go behind for a goal kick
17 Gerrard lines one up from 20 yards...over
16 Stones' cross is cleared only to Pienaar on the edge of the box by Toure, but his attempt is hacked away by Skrtel
15 Suarez pounces on a loose ball on the edge of the box and curls one at goal, but it's easy for Howard
11 Now Sturridge tries his luck, but his strike lacks power and Howard gathers
10 Sterling's long ball finds Suarez, but his touch is too heavy and Stones is able to recover to prevent the No.7 getting a shot away
8 From the resulting corner, a training-ground routine sees Gerrard's low ball find Henderson, who fires well over
8 The ball breaks invitingly for Suarez on the edge of the box. He drills a first-time effort towards the bottom corner with his left boot, but Howard gets down well to turn it around the post
7 The South African is back on his feet and play resumes
6 Pienaar is down injured and play is halted
3 Henderson's snap-volley from the edge of the box is beaten away by Howard
2 Barkley shoots from range, but it sails over the bar and into the Kop
1 Suarez and Coutinho attempt a one-two on the edge of the box but the moves breaks down
1 KICK OFF: Everton get us up and running at Anfield
Pre The players make their way out onto the pitch. Anfield is a cauldron of noise. Kick off is imminent...
Pre Fatboy Slim, Arctic Monkeys and Daft Punk are warming up the crowd before kick-off.
Pre @sisteers: The biggest thing for me today is that if Luis Suarez plays well, we win. Really do think it is that straight forward.
Pre Everton substitutes: Robles, Hibbert, McGeady, Naismith, Gueye, Osman, Garbutt.
Pre Everton team: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, Mirallas, McCarthy, Lukaku, Barry, Barkley, Pienaar, Stones, Alcaraz.
Pre Substitutes: Jones, Kelly, Ibe, Smith, Moses, Aspas, Alberto.
Pre The Reds’ XI in full is: Mignolet, Cissokho, Skrtel, Toure, Flanagan, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Sturridge, Sterling, Suarez.
Pre TEAM NEWS: Simon Mignolet, Jon Flanagan and Raheem Sterling return to the Liverpool line-up for tonight’s clash with Everton.
Pre Team news coming up in just over 30 minutes...
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Pre @JamesPearceEcho: En route to Anfield. Stakes are high for 222nd Merseyside derby. Should be a cracker. Can't see either defence keeping it tight.
Pre @Mark5Wright: On #LFC tv tonight. Can't wait for the game hoping it's going to be a cracker and a lfc win. Massive game
Pre You’ll discover the manager’s starting XI on all official LFC channels before anywhere else – with the line-up directly from the home dressing room expected at around 7pm GMT.
Pre Having featured with aplomb in the first Merseyside derby of the season, defender Jon Flanagan is back in contention on Tuesday after injury; Joe Allen will be assessed, while Mamadou Sakho is definitely ruled out.
Pre 20 players have been sent off in the fixture in the 43 Premier League meetings, with 11 coming in the last 18 clashes.
Pre Liverpool have won 87 of the 221 Merseyside derby meetings in all competitions, with Everton winning 66 and 68 ending all-square.
Pre Gerrard continued: "You don't need to build these derbies up, but when you're so close in the league they're even bigger. It adds an extra edge to the game for sure.”
Pre The No.8 commented: "People are talking about it being a 'six-pointer' but for me it's bigger than that in a way because if either side wins this game it's a huge springboard for the rest of the season as far as confidence and belief is concerned.”
Pre Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has also delivered his pre-match verdict as the midfielder prepares to test his skills against Everton for the 31st time in his illustrious career.
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Pre He continued: “If we get the three points, we go four points clear [of Everton] and with a better goal difference. At this part of the season, that can be a lot. It's important for those factors.”
Pre The Northern Irishman said: "It would be a big psychological boost, because it means they have then got to have a couple of results better than us. As the games tick away, that can be difficult to attain.”
Pre Reds boss Rodgers spoke to ahead of the encounter, which is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off, explaining why a victory for his team would represent a psychological boost.
Pre Fans can follow everything that happens before, during and after the return fixture right here – without having to leave or refresh the page – with text updates, audio commentary, in-play Opta statistics and much more.
Pre When Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez locked managerial horns earlier in the campaign, supporters witnessed a modern classic – Daniel Sturridge’s late header secured a 3-3 draw at Goodison Park.
Pre Just one point and two places separate the neighbours in the Barclays Premier League as each team battles for a top-four position and Champions League qualification this season.
Pre Welcome to the match centre ahead of one of the biggest games of Liverpool’s season – it’s the 222nd Merseyside derby, with Everton travelling to Anfield on Tuesday night.