This wasn’t the Liverpool side that most expected to see, but the backup brigade produced the goods with surprise starters Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri contributing three of the Reds’ five goals against the Toffees.
The Reds have a great record against Everton in recent years, as does Divock Origi. The Belgian and the rest of his teammates produced a strong attacking performance to make sure both remained true.
Liverpool kick off their festive fixture list at home to Everton — three points against a Toffees side that has made live difficult for the Reds in recent years will be the perfect start to a very difficult month.
Liverpool are unbeaten in the Premier League so far this season, while city rivals Everton are flirting with the relegation zone. Will the clubs’ differing fortunes play a part in the upcoming Merseyside Derby?