There were a few eyebrows raised by Jürgen Klopp’s team selection tonight but it turned out to be a masterclass. The Reds ran out 5-2 winners at Anfield in a Merseyside Derby that consolidated the hosts’ lead at the top and sent the visitors in the relegation zone. Here are our Liverpool player ratings against Everton:

Divock Origi gets at 10 in our Liverpool player ratings against Everton.

Divock Origi gets at 10 in our Liverpool player ratings against Everton. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Goalkeeper: Adrian – 7.5

The Spaniard didn’t look out of place at all and was unlucky to concede twice.

Right back: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 10

Trent gets a 10 for being a proper Scouser throughout the game. Going in hard on his opponents and pinging inch perfect passes throughout.

Centre back: Virgil van Dijk – 9

The big Dutchman was imperious as ever.

Centre back: Dejan Lovren – 9

Dejan was terrific throughout and bagged himself an incredible assist.

Left back: Andy Robertson – 8.5

Robbo put in some sly tackles on The Ev and flew up and down the wing with his trademark determination.

Defensive midfield: James Milner – 9

Milly made some tackles that had you wondering how we ever got this man for free.

 

Centre midfield: Gini Wijnaldum – 9

Gini was determined and thorough as ever and he bagged a late goal that was a just reward.

Centre midfield: Adam Lallana – 8

For a man that doesn’t get many chances, he never fails to give it his all when he does.

Right wing: Xherdan Shaqiri – 9

Little Big Jed Shaqiri is just magic. His dribbling, vision and passing ability is invaluable. He took his goal well and should bag more in December.

Striker: Sadio Mane – 10

There are no words. Simply no words.

Left wing: Divock Origi – 10

A legend of the club, we will tell our kids about this man. Thank you Div. Thank you.

 

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