Liverpool jumped into third place on the Premier League log following a convincing 3 – 1 victory over Everton in a tightly contested Merseyside derby. Sadio Mane opened the scoring early on with his 13th Premier League goal of the season. Mane celebrates his goal with Firmino and Coutinho. Everton drew level through young defender Matthew Pennington, playing in his first Everton match of the season. Philippe Coutinho restored the hosts’ lead with a curling shot after dribbling run past Idrissa Gueye and Phil Jagielka.
Liverpool lost Mane to injury after the break, but his replacement Divock Origi struck within four minutes of coming on to replace him. The win sees Liverpool move above Manchester City and into third place after their fourth straight top-flight home victory. The Reds are unbeaten against city rivals Everton since 2010 and have not suffered defeat in a Merseyside derby since 1999. Also manager Jurgen Klopp became the first Liverpool manager to win three straight league derbies. The defeat was also Everton’s second league loss of the calendar year.