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Liverpool 2-1 Everton: 5 things we learned

Martin King
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Liverpool v Everton - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round
Virgil van Dijk scored the winner as Liverpool knocked Everton out of the FA Cup.

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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