Liverpool 3 Everton 1. Mané, Coutinho, Origi.
The 228th Merseyside derby. Anfield. Saturday 1st April.
The Reds were absolutely brilliant. Coutinho back in form, Emre Can showing them who’s boss, Lucas being the glorious scouser he is and the Kop singing “Lukaku’s right, you’re f***ing shite”.
Eight minutes. That’s all it took for Sadio Mané to open the scoring when he played a one-two with Firmino and finished off an angled run with a shot into the far corner. Left-footed. Beautiful.
Of course we had to give them some hope of finally winning at Anfield having not won there since 1999, but it wasn’t level for long.
They had barely got their pyros out when Coutinho beat two players and curled a shot into the top corner to put the Reds back in front just 3 minutes later.
— Dave Wood (@liverpoolimages) April 1, 2017
After the break, the magician then set up Divock Origi, who came on for an injured Mané, to power in Liverpool’s third and final goal. I imagine that was the salt in every Everton fans’ wounds.
— ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐TraLaLaLaLa (@MartyMcFlyLFC) April 1, 2017
The result leaves the Reds in third place, after all teams around then (apart from Spurs) dropped points this weekend. It also left me with bruises all over my legs, and a sore throat.
I could go on and on and on about how brilliant Liverpool are compared to ‘Bramley Moore FC’, but I don’t think I really need to. We’re f***ing boss and we know we are.
Top four is well and truly on the cards, and as long as we don’t let it slip against Bournemouth on Wednesday we’ll be off to Europe before we know it.