Liverpool have emerged as the winner of the first Merseyside Derby clash in the Premier League this season after rivals Everton were on the end of a thrashing at home to heap pressure on manager Rafael Benitez who’s the second manager to take charge of both Merseyside clubs.
Everton played hosts to Liverpool on the back of a wretched run of results that has seen them pick up one point from a possible 18 points before the Merseyside Derby encounter with the Reds who are one of the three major contenders for the league title in the English top flight this season. The other two title contenders are league leaders Chelsea and holders Manchester City.
Everton were given a lifeline in the 38th minute after Demarai Gray was sent through by Richarlison to pull one back for the home team via the underside of Liverpool shot stopper Alisson Becker. The goal from Englishman Gray gave Everton a route back into the game, but they were unable to take it after conceding two more goals in the second half.
In-form Salah scored again in the second half to complete his brace and take his tally to 13 Premier League strikes and four more than any other player in the league. Diogo Jota then wrapped up the win with the fourth goal as Liverpool deliver a four-star performance to beat their rivals 4-1 away from home.