The performance was certainly deserving of such an emphatic scoreline, and for Liverpool fans it did not make great viewing.
Divock Origi signed for Liverpool in the summer for around £10 million but was immediately loaned back to Lille in order to play regular first-team football.
The Belgian had shone at the World Cup, most admitting he was perhaps a better option than Everton's £28 million man Romelu Lukaku.
That was not the case last night.
Lukaku was superb leading the line for Everton, the odd deft flick here and there and his central position caused all sorts of problems for Marko Basa and Simon Kjaer. The likes of Leighton Baines, Steven Naismith and Aiden McGeady were more than happy to exploit the space he left in behind.
Origi on the other hand struggled. The Liverpool owned forward was played out wide and was no match for the pace and strength of the 36-year-old Sylvain Distin.
If one picture sums up the game for the two Belgian strikers it is this one. The Everton man hugs Distin, who kept the Liverpool man quiet throughout - who is in the background, looking dejected in defeat.