'Form book goes out of the window in a derby' - not between Liverpool and Everton

Roberto Martinez

It's a usual cliche ahead of a Merseyside derby, but it was a story of the recent run of form for both sides.

Ahead of derby games, the cliched quote is that that the form book goes out of the window, both sides have a real chance of victory.

Of course, in an isolated 90 minutes of football, either side can win the game, but last night's Merseyside derby was certainly a case of things going with form as Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners against Everton.

Prior to the game, Liverpool were very much resurgent under Jurgen Klopp. Four wins from six Premier League games, momentum firmly with them having qualified for the Europa League semi-final - they were rightly odds-on favourites going into the game.

Especially as they were facing an Everton side that had not won in their previous six league games with discontent growing among supporters when it comes to their manager. This was a side low on confidence, this was a derby that went true to form.

Liverpool had an in-form striker in Divock Origi finding the net, and after he was on the wrong-end of Ramiro Funes Mori's poor challenge which saw the Argentine dismissed, another in-form striker took to the field to get his name on the scoresheet. 

Everton had a familiar flaws. Playing the ball out from the back contributed to one of Liverpool's goals, they looked lifeless once they fell behind. True to form.

Just because it's one game doesn't mean things are going to change right away, familiar good points from Liverpool, familiar failings from Everton.

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