Liverpool v Everton: Live matchday blog
Liverpool secured an emphatic victory over Everton in the 226th Merseyside derby as goals from Divock Origi, Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho sealed a 4-0 victory over the Blues, who had Ramire Funes Mori sent off early in the second half.
Goodnight from Anfield
So it's time to bid you goodnight from Anfield - and what a good night it was.
Thanks for following us, as always, and join us again on Saturday as we welcome Rafael Benitez's Newcastle United to Anfield for the Barclays Premier League clash.
Not a bad night's work...
What a win tonight 👍🏿⚽️✨ Thanks to all of you for your support !! #YNWA #LIVEVE #LIVvEFC https://t.co/yd6VHgcSxq— mamadousakho (Mamadou Sakho) 20th Apr 21:21
Emphatic derby victory! Clean sheet, 4 goals, dominant. @LFC has been an exciting club— Linda_Pizzuti (Linda Pizzuti Henry) 20th Apr 21:00
And here's how the Barclays Premier League table looks for Liverpool after tonight's result...
Here are all your match stats from a brilliant night at Anfield for the Reds...
Who enjoyed that? https://t.co/4pCMi22USu— LFC (Liverpool FC) 20th Apr 20:58
Liverpool 4-0 Everton
Four different scorers for the Reds as they thrash their rivals from across Stanley Park at Anfield in Jürgen Klopp's first derby.
What. A. Night.
Seven minutes added time indicated as Ibe cracks a shot at Robles and the Kop chants "We want five".
Two shots from Alberto Moreno fly over the bar in quick succession - the Spaniard wants to get on the scoresheet!
That's James Milner's race run and what a contribution from tonight's captain, who is replaced by Jordon Ibe.
Liverpool 4-0 Everton (Coutinho)
The Reds are running riot against their city rivals!
The ball breaks to Philippe Coutinho at the edge of the box and with a drop of the shoulder he finds the space to curl a beauty into the bottom corner.
A great picture of Divock celebrating his opener.
And now Klopp looks to freshen things up and keep the Reds on the front foot, bringing in Joe Allen for Roberto Firmino.
The third goal has prompted Roberto Martinez to make changes with the weekend's FA Cup semi-final in mind.
John Stones is the latest withdrawal, and he is replaced by Steven Pienaar.
Liverpool 3-0 Everton (Sturridge)
He's on the scoresheet again! Lucas does brilliantly to win the ball high up the pitch and charges toward the box where he has plenty of options.
Sturridge is one of those, and makes his move into the box before collecting the ball expertly and dispatching it into the bottom corner.
A substitution for Everton now as Ross Barkley makes way for Tom Cleverley.
Divock Origi is unable to carry on and leaves the pitch on a stretcher to warm applause.
Daniel Sturridge is his replacement and will now look to punish the ten-man Toffees.
Ramire Funes Mori is given his marching orders after a high challenge which catches Divock Origi on the ankle.
The Belgian is now receiving treatment - fingers crossed he can continue.
We're back under way at Anfield, with Liverpool now attacking the Anfield Road end.
A change at the break for Everton as Muhamed Besic replaces Gareth Barry.
Take a look at your match stats so far with our Opta widget below.
Liverpool 2-0 Everton
They were made to wait for it, but Jürgen Klopp's team have a two-goal lead at the break at Anfield.
Milner deserves huge credit for his part in that, having provided two brilliant crosses for Origi and Sakho to nod in.
Liverpool 2-0 Everton (Sakho)
It's two! The Toffees get back in their numbers and try to hold off the Reds until the break but Mama is having none of it.
The Frenchman stays up the pitch after a cleared corner and, when Milner drives into the area courtesy of a one-two before chipping in a cross, he is on hand to emphatically head it into the roof of the net.
Liverpool 1-0 Everton (Origi)
There it is! Everton keep the initial free-kick out but are undone by the corner which follows as Origi rises highest at the back post to nod in Milner's cross.
Now Everton have a yellow card of their own after Lennon is punished for cynically tripping Milner outside the box.
Divock Origi holds off his man in the box and gets a shot away but - again - Robles is there to save.
Everton have their goalkeeper to thank for the scoreline and I doubt Jürgen Klopp is too unhappy with the way the hosts have played thus far.
The Reds denied again as Milner's lofted ball over the top is collected by Firmino but Robles gets down well to save the finish.
You've got to give the Everton man credit but let's hope the hosts can finish the next one.
Liverpool getting on top now, with Lallana heading inches wide from a Clyne cross and Coutinho sending a free-kick past the post.
Come on you Redmen!
The two teams trading blows in the opening 20 minutes here, with Lallana and Mirallas the latest to threaten.
The Reds No.20 went close with a header moments before Everton's Belgian attacker sent a drive wide after a good run.
An entertaining game for neutrals - I'd imagine.
Another rapid counter from Everton after a good spell of Liverpool pressure almost results in a goal.
Mirallas can't make the most of the space at the edge of the box, however, and fires an effort over the bar.
The first booking of the match and it's for James Milner.
The No.7 went in late on a breaking Leighton Baines and can probably have few complaints. He'll have to be careful now.
A poor clearance from Funes Mori falls to Coutinho, who plays Lallana in one-on-one with a brilliant first-time pass.
Unfortunately, the attacker's left-footed finish can't beat Robles.
A frantic start to the game here at Anfield!
Milner's free-kick delivery causes panic in the Everton box and is just about cleared before a counter attack from Lukaku and Mirallas is snuffed out.
Liverpool get us under way attacking the Kop end first half - here we go!
Not long now
Both teams are out warming up at Anfield, with Jürgen Klopp taking up his customary postion and seeing how the opposition are looking.
Behind the red door...
Inside Liverpool's dressing room at Anfield tonight.
The Reds have arrived at Anfield
And the opposition...
Everton: Robles, Baines, Funes Mori, Stones, Oviedo, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Lennon, Barkley, Lukaku.
Subs: Howard, Niasse, Besic, Cleverley, Deulofeu, Osman, Pienaar.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Milner, Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho, Origi.
Subs: Ward, Toure, Sturridge, Allen, Ibe, Stewart, Smith.
It's a glorious evening at Anfield! https://t.co/PgmbZtHMRF— LFC (Liverpool FC) 20th Apr 17:29
Don't forget, from kick-off you will be able to analyse tonight's game as it is happening with our Opta chalkboard...
Always love a good #Merseyside Derby!! @LFC 💪⚽ #liverpoolvseverton— Ian_Rush9 (Ian Rush MBE) 20th Apr 16:05
Derby day!!! Come on lads #lfc 🔴— J_Gomez97 (Joe Gomez) 20th Apr 16:52
Anfield looking stunning in the early evening sunshine...
Jürgen Klopp: “Hopefully we’ll play better than my understanding of Scouse! It is still pretty difficult for me, especially if somebody speaks as quickly as possible – then I’m completely out!"
Head to head
Here's how the teams have fared against each other over the years - these stats are for league meetings only...
At Anfield: Liverpool 41 wins, Everton 23 wins, 32 draws.
Overall: Liverpool 73 wins, Everton 57 wins, 63 draws.
The tale of the tape
Check our nifty little widget below to see how the two teams compare stats-wise so far in 2015-16...
Six hours to go... https://t.co/smqeigMQ74— LFC (Liverpool FC) 20th Apr 13:00
...Jürgen and co taking the Hollywood movie challenge.
It's not derby related, but enjoyable nevertheless.
A glance at the Barclays Premier League table shows that victory for the Reds tonight could see them rise to sixth and set up an interesting final five games of the season.
Klopp's first Derby tonight & on this very day 42 years ago was Shankly's last. @ShanksGrandson #LFC https://t.co/a59PeKmKnN— clemente_carl (Carl Clemente) 20th Apr 08:25
Did you know?
Daniel Sturridge has scored three goals in his four Liverpool games against Everton.
Important message for supporters
Liverpool FC has released an important message for fans ahead of tonight's game - click here to read.
It's hard to believe it has been six-and-a-half months since the first Merseyside derby of the season, a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park. Take a look through the statistics from that contest...
If you would like to know the latest from the other side of Stanley Park, Everton manager Roberto Martinez spoke to the press about tonight's game yesterday...
The last time the Reds hosted Everton in a midweek night game at Anfield...
FAO: Weather fans
As mentioned, it's a sunny start to the day in Liverpool but just to give you even more detail, it's currently nine degrees around the city and the temperature will climb to 15 degrees as we approach the 8pm BST kick-off.
Don't make my regular mistake, though - you should still take a coat to Anfield.
"I know that outside there are more important things than football, but sometimes it looks like there is nothing more important - especially around derbies. To make our fans happy in derbies is easier than in all other games. So we should try our best."
It's matchday! ⚽️ #LFC v @Everton 📍 Anfield 🏆 @premierleague 👻 lfc 📺 @LFCTV: 19:00 BST ⌚️ Kick-off: 20:00 BST https://t.co/dhvWxz1kyi— LFC (Liverpool FC) 20th Apr 06:52
A good Merseyside derby morning to all
The sun is shining, Liverpool are playing Everton at Anfield tonight, life is good.
As always, we'll be bringing you all of the pre-match build-up you could possibly need right here in our rolling matchday blog. No need to refresh the page, just sit back and soak it up throughout the day.