On this day in 2014 Liverpool thrashed local rivals Everton 4-0 at Anfield.

It was Steven Gerrard who opened the scoring for the Reds after heading home a Luis Suarez corner in immaculate fashion to give the hosts the lead and giving the skipper his 9th goal against the Toffees. Daniel Sturridge she doubled Liverpool’s lead on the half hour mark, finishing one-on-one with Tim Howard to put Brendan Rodgers’ men comfortably in control. Just minutes later Sturridge notched his second of the night in emphatic style, lobbing Howard from 20 yards with his back to goal, the ball barely dipped beneath the crossbar to make it 3-0. 

Into the second half and Liverpool didn’t let up on the pressure, continuing to dominate Everton in all areas of the pitch. Uruguayan hitman Luis Suarez gave the Reds their fourth of the night, breaking away from the Everton defence on the counter-attack and finishing low. Sturridge had a chance to make it 5-0 and bag his first Liverpool hat-trick as he was given the chance to take a penalty however, his shot failed to hit the target, sailing over the bar and sparing Everton further humiliation. The game ended 4-0 to the Red side of Merseyside and was Liverpool’s highest scoring win over Everton since Ian Rush scored four against them in 1982.