Liverpool 4-0 Everton: Mark Lawrenson sums up game in three words

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Liverpool hammered Everton at Anfield.

Liverpool showed no mercy against Everton at Anfield with a ruthless performance against their rivals.

Rormer Reds star Mark Lawrenson gave his verdict on the result, speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live.

He said quite simply, summing up the 4-0 result in three words: "It's a mismatch."

Gone seemingly are the days Everton could compete with Liverpool in derbies, on tonight's evidence at least.

Co analyst Peter Reid added: "Liverpool have wanted it more than Everton, all over the park."

Divock Origi and Mamadou Sakho scored two goals in four minutes just before half-time, both heading in crosses from James Milner.

Origi's night ended early when he was stretchered off after a terrible tackle from Funes Mori, which saw the Argentine handed an straight red card.

Liverpool brought on Daniel Sturridge in Origi's place, and the striker took advantage of terrible defending to score soon after.

John Stones was substituted immediately after, having defended poorly, with Everton having one eye on the FA Cup semi final against Manchester United at the weekend.

Coutinho added a fourth soon after, curling past Joel Robles, who was not helped by a makeshift backline which featured Steven Pienaar and Mohamed Besic as centre-backs.

The match ended like a training game, with Liverpool having the ability to step up a gear and score if they really needed to, and the manner of the result has only increased the pressure on Everton boss Roberto Martinez.

Liverpool are now 13 points ahead of Everton in the Premier League table.

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