On this day in 2016 Liverpool humiliated Everton 4-0 at Anfield.
Little over a week before Liverpool’s Europa League semi final clash against Villareal the Reds faced a visit from their neighbours Everton who had their own semi-final coming up seeing them faced with the prospect of travelling to Wembley to face Manchester United.
Going into the derby Liverpool were in fine form, playing out a thrilling 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund not a week earlier. Confidence was therefore high throughout the ranks of Jürgen Klopp’s Reds and it showed on the pitch against the Toffees. Divock Origi opened the scoring on 42 minutes before Mamadou Sakho scored his second goal within a week to give Liverpool a 2-0 lead on the stroke of halftime.Going into the second half things would only go from bad to worse for Everton as a horror tackle from Ramiro Funes Mori saw the Argentine defender dismissed, reducing his side to 10 men. Liverpool dominated the remainder of the game with only Everton’s goalkeeper Joel Robles keeping the Reds from running away with the scoring. It wasn’t long until Liverpool found the net again though, this time Daniel Sturridge struck to make it 3-0. A Philippe Coutinho goal capped off the scoring at 4-0 while Liverpool toyed with the Toffees, with even goal-shy Lucas trying his luck from distance.
After an embarrassing 90 minutes for Everton (much to the delight of the home crowd) the match finished 4-0 in favour of the red side of Merseyside. A victory that will surely live long in the memory of the Anfield faithful, capping off a magical week in perfect fashion.