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The Derby, in few words

Liverpool settled the Merseyside derby in its favor, beating their guest Everton (5-2) Wednesday evening at "Anfield" in the game of the 15th round of the English Premier League.


With this win, Liverpool proved to have the required depth in the bench, Jürgen Klopp relaxed a group of his main players in this meeting, to spare them from feeling exhausted in a month full of important matches, so the substitutes demonstrated their abilities and seized the opportunity to the fullest, to lead the team to win 14 since the competition started.


Liverpool strengthened their lead with this victory, after raising their score to 43 points, 8 points ahead of Leicester City, who defeated its guest Watford 2-0 earlier.


Liverpool goals were scored by Divock Origi in two times (6 and 31st minutes), Sherdan Shaqiri (17), Sadio Mane (45) and Georginho Wignaldum (90).


Liverpool gave an exciting attacking game, knowing that Klopp has rested the Egyptian Mohamed Salah and the Brazilian Roberto Firmino, so the Swiss Sherdan Shaqiri participated for the first time in a long time, as Adam Lallana replaced Jordan Henderson in the middle of the field, and the Brazilian Fabinho, absent for injury, was replaced by veteran James Milner.


Liverpool changed its style of play for the first time this season, relying on the 4-2-3-1 method, and maintaining its defense strength consisting of the Quartet Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil Van Dijk and Andy Robertson.


On the other side, Portuguese coach Marco Silva's neck on the dismissal guillotine, after Everton settled in 18th place.


The offensive line appeared in the best possible way despite the absence of the Brazilian Roberto Firmino and the Egyptian Mohamed Salah.


Liverpool took advantage of the slow backing of Everton's player to the back when losing the ball, so they relied heavily on the long-handled maneuvers from the back towards Origi and Mane, and the first in particular showed an enviable efficacy in receiving the ball, while Shakiri caused a lot of problems to the blues in the right side, and his efforts resulted in a beautiful goal.


With reliance on long balls, Alexander-Arnold and Robertson committed themselves to their defensive role, and it was difficult for Everton to pass towards the second half of the field, with the presence of the Milner and Wignaldum duo, but some spaces were available in front of the opponent's players in the back line, due to the lack of understanding in some situations between Van Dijk and Lovren.


Overall The boys did good, a good result +3 in points and in goal average, All good.



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