Liverpool 2-1 Everton: 5 things we learned

Liverpool v Everton - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round
Virgil van Dijk scored the winner as Liverpool knocked Everton out of the FA Cup.
Martin King
Modified 06 Jan 2018
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Liverpool knocked Everton out of the FA Cup on Friday night, beating their Merseyside rivals 2-1 at Anfield.

One of two third-round encounters to start the weekend, this match was tightly contested. Both managers fielded considerably strong line-ups but it was the hosts who broke the deadlock, through captain James Milner's well-taken penalty.

A swift counter-attacking move saw Everton get an unlikely equaliser through Gylfi Sigurdsson after the interval. Although the finish brought the Toffees confidence, new Reds centre-back Virgil van Dijk would ultimately break their hearts with a headed finish late on in front of the Kop to seal the close affair.

Here are five talking points from the Anfield grudge match.

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Published 06 Jan 2018
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