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Sadio Mane and Divock Origi just two of the stars in Everton thrashing

Ian Doyle runs the rule over the Liverpool players after a thrilling win in the 234th Merseyside derby

By Ian Doyle Chief Liverpool writer
22:17, 4 DEC 2019

Adrian 7
Not much hope with Keane's opener but a little slow off his line on occasion first half. Held some efforts second half. Decent enough.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 7
Great crossfield ping set in motion Liverpool's second goal. Assisted Mane for the fourth on the counter. Some tasty tackling, booked and later subbed.

Dejan Lovren 8
Unlucky with ricochet for Everton's first, but put in a brilliant raking pass for Liverpool's third. Excellent tackle prevented certain goal for Calvert-Lewin. Impressive all-round.

Virgil van Dijk 7
Did well first half to catch up with and put off Calvert-Lewin when Everton striker was clear. Solid second-half showing.

Andy Robertson 7
Raided with intent before the break but defensively didn't have it all his own way against Iwobi early on, a battle he soon began to dominate comprehensively.

Gini Wijnaldum 8
Playing in holding role, bit lucky to get with two early losses of possession. Lots of energy and got to grips with things after the interval, taking Liverpool's fifth very well after being moved into an advanced role.

James Milner 7
Covered a lot of ground before the break, particularly when Liverpool switched to 4-2-3-1. Didn't always use the ball well but improved in that regard second half.

Adam Lallana 7
Unnecessary flicks and tricks at times but pressed Everton well first half. Got stuck into the midfield battle after the break before being replaced.

Xherdan Shaqiri 7
Tucked away his goal superbly and Richarlison was booked for a foul on him, but difficult to recall him touching the ball otherwise first half. More involved as Everton tired in final quarter.

Divock Origi 9
Led the line brilliantly, converted calmly for the opener and a brilliant touch and finish for his second. Held the ball up when required after break. Subbed.

Sadio Mane 9
Absolutely terrorised Everton, who had no answer. Two sublime assists and a well-taken goal first half, and kept taking the fight after the break. Could have scored two more.

Jordan Henderson (for Lallana 72) 7
Added defensive strength to the midfield and put in two great balls for Mane.

Roberto Firmino (for Origi 73) 7
Claimed an assist for Wijnaldum's strike. Lovely new haircut, too.

Joe Gomez (for Alexander-Arnold 83)
Helped see the game out.

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