Liverpool finally got their first Premier League victory of 2023, after edging neighbours Everton in their Merseyside derby encounter at Anfield.
The Reds came into this contest on the back of three successive league defeats and facing a confident Everton side who dealt with Arsenal last time out, Jurgen Klopp’s men needed to be at their best.
And so it was as Mo Salah scored his first Premier League goal since October off a counter attack, after James Tarkowski had headed onto the bar for Everton via a corner-kick. January acquisition Cody Gakpo tapped home early in the second half to help Liverpool earn grabbing rights in the Merseyside derby.
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FULL-TIME AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 2-0 Everton
49′ MIN: Another quick break from the hosts ends with Cody Gakpo tapping home to net his first goal for the Reds.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 2-0 Everton (C. Gakpo)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 1-0 Everton
HALF-TIME AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 1-0 Everton
36′ MIN: A quick counter from the Reds after Everton struck the post via a corner-kick, sees Mo Salah slot home off an assist by Darwin Nunez.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 1-0 Everton (M. Salah)
KICK-OFF AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 0-0 Everton
The Toffees have in their line-up Alex Iwobi, James Tarkowski and Amadou Onana. Demarai Gray and Neal Maupay have to settle for a spot on the substitutes bench.
Reds gaffer Jurgen Klopp will be pleased to welcome Portuguese attacker Diogo Jota back into the fold, following injury. Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmino are also amongst the substitutes while Mo Salah, Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez all start.