Full-time: Liverpool 2-1 Everton

  • Virgil van Dijk enjoys a dream debut as his late goal settles the 230th Merseyside derby at Anfield and sends seven-time winners Liverpool into the fourth round of the FA Cup
  • The world's most expensive defender, signed in a £75m deal from Southampton last week, heads home six minutes from time after Jordan Pickford completely misses Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's corner
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson had expertly finished an Everton counter-attack to cancel out a contentious first-half James Milner penalty, awarded by referee Bobby Madley after Mason Holgate was adjudged to have pulled back Adam Lallana
  • The Reds, still missing Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho, are now unbeaten in 16 matches against their local rivals and in their last 17 games across all competitions
  • Holgate and Roberto Firmino clash in a first-half incident that sees the Brazilian shoved into the crowd
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A dream debut winner from Van Dijk sees Liverpool extend their unbeaten run against Everton to 16 matches and puts Jurgen Klopp's side in the hat for the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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Liverpool 2-1 Everton


Bolasie ignores a useful run from Sigurdsson to his right and shoots well over from distance.


Lookman sidefoots a Bolasie ball across the face of goal and Niasse feels he is impeded by Van Dijk. No penalty.

At the other end, Oxlade-Chamberlain cuts inside onto his left foot and curls an effort high and wide.


Four minutes of added time for Everton to find an equaliser.


A final roll of the dice from Allardyce sees McCarthy make way for Tom Davies.



A debut goal from Van Dijk sees Liverpool put one foot in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The Dutch defender towers over Jagielka to head into an empty net with Pickford, who has been excellent since joining Everton from Sunderland in the summer, completely missing with an attempted punch.

Anfield erupts. A potential late winner at the Kop End in the Merseyside derby is not a bad way to mark your first appearance...

Virgil van Dijk


Goal: Liverpool 2-1 Everton (Virgil van Dijk)


Niasse for Calvert-Lewin is Allardyce's second substitution. A moment of hesitation from Karius won't endear him any further to Liverpool supporters.


Martina gets caught on the wrong side of Solanke and Oxlade-Chamberlain has another chance to deliver a ball into the Everton box.

Firmino's shot from the back of the box deflects behind off the head of Jagielka.


Klopp makes a double change with less than 15 minutes left to play. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Dominic Solanke replace Gomez and Milner.


Lookman has given Everton a new lease of life since coming on. He catches Gomez in possession and wins a free-kick in a dangerous position on the left.

Sigurdsson's searching ball is emphatically headed clear by Firmino.


Another Oxlade-Chamberlain free-kick almost falls to Van Dijk in the Everton box. Jagielka hacks clear.


Klopp responds to the equaliser by sending on Georginio Wijnaldum in place of Lallana.


Liverpool get a taste of their own medicine as they are caught on the counter from their own corner.

Bolasie does well to break and find Lookman, who cuts inside Robertson before shifting the ball across to Jagielka.

The Everton skipper is unable to get a shot away and instead tees up Sigurdsson, who slots into the bottom corner with Karius rooted to the spot. Expert finish from the Icelander.

Pandemonium in the Anfield Road Stand, which tonight is filled completely by Toffees supporters.

Gylfi Sigurdsson


Goal: Liverpool 1-1 Everton (Gylfi Sigurdsson)


Gomez leans into Calvert-Lewin and ensures that Kenny's cross merely glances of his head and wide.

Karius is told to hurry up over the goal kick and Holgate is beaten by Mane before recovering to produce a well-timed challenge in the penalty area.


Van Dijk is presented with a golden opportunity to mark his Liverpool debut with a goal after Martina fouls Gomez and Oxlade-Chamberlain whips in a delicious free-kick from the right flank.

However, the centre-back aims his header straight at Pickford and the chance goes begging.


Liverpool firmly back in the ascendancy as Oxlade-Chamberlain is prevented from getting on the end of a cross and Pickford saves from Robertson at his near post after the Scottish left-back breezes past Bolasie.

Kenny then gets across to clear Oxlade-Chamberlain's dangerous cutback. McCarthy was booked a few moments ago for bringing down Milner.


Karius spills a right-wing free-kick from Sigurdsson after Bolasie is fouled by Milner.

Everton build a bit of pressure, but the ball is played behind a stumbling McCarthy.


Pickford elects to stay in his area and Lallana, released by a great pass from Firmino, prods hopelessly wide.


Liverpool win their first corner of the match off Kenny. Gomez is completely unmarked as he glances Oxlade-Chamberlain's ball wide at the back post.


20-year-old winger Ademola Lookman is going to be the first substitute to enter the fray.

Rooney, one bad challenge away from a second yellow card, trudges off after just 51 minutes. The Liverpool fans enjoyed that.