While my piece from earlier today looked at the in-depth tactical and technical analysis of the game, this is my rounding up of what felt like one of the best wins in the entire history of football – just because it was so utterly late (due to Everton time-wasting in added time) and so utterly ridiculous, with the added context of a derby game and a must-win fixture. It was the stuff of legends; grandchildren will hear about that lad Divock Origi.
It was made all the better by the goal being handed to Origi on a plate by the keeper who had criticised Liverpool’s no.1 a couple of months ago; and came from a 4th-choice striker, at the end of a game where Everton created two really good chances but Liverpool five or six (reflected in the 3-1 xG scoreline) – but where Alisson Becker was the coolest player on the pitch. No wonder Jürgen Klopp was so keen to hug him.
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