Everton made the short trek across Liverpool Saturday for the annual rendition of the Merseyside Derby at Anfield. With Burnley securing three points against Wolves, Everton hoped to secure a result against the odds and set up in a stalwart defensive shape.
The first half saw little from either side, with a low block from the blues frustrating the hosts. Everton har a chance just after the half hour mark however, as Richarlison broke and released Doucoure bearing down on goal. Joel Matip would force him wide however and his effort would trickle past the far post.
The second half saw the same defensive resilience from Everton, with Liverpool having vast spells of possession looking to break down Lampard’s side. Subs would prove to be the difference for Liverpool as the introduction of Luis Diaz and Divock Origi would lead to both the goals.
The first came through Origin when a ball was played in controlled by Divock and crossed in by Salah where Robertson headed past Pickford for 1-0.
Origi would score the second late on after a scuffed overhead kick from Diaz found its way into Origi’s path as he finished from close range to make it 2-0. A tough but expected loss at Anfield means the blues need a win against Chelsea at Goodison Park on Saturday to avoid going into matchweek 34 in the Premier League’s relegation zone.