Liverpool [UK], April. 1 : Liverpool enhanced their prospects of a top-four place as they secured a comfortable 3-1 win over derby rivals Everton in their Premier League clash at Anfield here on Saturday.
Sadio Mane scored the opener for Liverpool within the first 10 minutes and then Everton scored the equalizer through defender Matthew Pennington, who while playing in his first Everton match of the season, in the 28th minute of the game.
However, just before the half-hour mark but Philippe Coutinho promptly restored the hosts' lead with a wonderful finish.
Liverpool lost Mane to injury after the break, although that did not damage Jurgen Klopp's men as Divock Origi struck within four minutes of coming on to replace him to seal a crucial victory and star man Coutinho providing the assist, reports goal.com.
Liverpool have now moved to the third spot above Manchester City in the points table. They remain unbeaten against Everton since 2010 and have not suffered defeat in an Anfield derby since 1999.