Player ratings: Which Liverpool players shone in Everton demolition?

Liverpool were 4-0 winners in Wednesday night's Merseyside derby.

Liverpool will not have an easier Merseyside derby victory and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping for more of the same as the Reds were comprehensive 4-0 winners over Everton at Anfield.

Headers from Divock Origi and Mamadou Sakho shortly before half-time seemed to break Everton, who were reduced to 10 men shortly after the break for a horror tackle on Origi - who was then stretchered off.

Daniel Sturridge replaced the Belgian and was on the scoresheet within a matter of minutes as he latched on to Lucas Leiva's through ball to stretch the home side's advantage, before Philippe Coutinho rounded off the scoring - capping a good night for Liverpool that sees them move up to seventh in the Premier League and continue their good recent form.

On a night when Liverpool had more than 10 times the amount of shots on goal than their neighbours - and little defensive worries as a result, here's how they rated:

Simon Mignolet - Can't really rate him on that, it is the easiest clean sheet he will ever record. He could've spent 90 minutes playing online poker and still kept a clean sheet - N/A

Nathaniel Clyne - Running out of ways to see he was solid and dependable, but he did have the odd flurry forward, and will be disappointed not to have got on the scoresheet - 7

Dejan Lovren - Another good game from the Croatia international. Dealt with any limited threat that came his way well, and kept Liverpool on the front foot whenever Everton looked like offering a counter-attack - 7

Mamadou Sakho - Dealt with Lukaku well in the first half, which was illustrated by a terrific challenge in the penalty area when the scoreline was level, and was very calm to take his second goal in a week. Looked like a real ball playing centre-back - 9

Alberto Moreno - Solid enough game, not spectacular but you'll take that more often than not from your left-back. Decent outing for the Spaniard - 7

Lucas Leiva - Thought the early booking for Milner limited his game a little, but grew into things. Tremendous ball for Sturridge's goal and really wanted the side to go looking for more at 4-0 - 8

James Milner - Almost impressive at how quickly he got three fouls in and a booking in seven minutes. Otherwise, a very clever performance, and two delightful balls for the first half goals and was allowed to stroll around in the second half - 8

Adam Lallana - Ought to have had at least one goal, got an earful from Klopp, but he's getting into the dangerous areas. Finish the chances and he could be an important player over a couple of years. My rating might be harsh, all things considered - 6

Philippe Coutinho - Looked for the killer ball too often first half but when Liverpool were strolling he started to bring out party pieces. Trademark goal - 7

Roberto Firmino - Probably should score but brought about a fine save from Robles, looked a little more 'on it' since his return from injury, and helped the midfield out at any rare time it looked as if the Visitors were overpowering things and trying to take control - 7

Divock Origi - Great header for his goal, kept plugging away when he wasn't getting joy earlier on. Here's hoping he isn't out for too long - 7


Daniel Sturridge - Some try and question his attitude but thought he was faultless on that front. Took his goal well, went looking for more, showed his class - 8

Joe AllenThe night was missing a Joe Allen goal from the Reds perspective. Solid enough from the Welshman - 6

Jordon Ibe - Good for him to get minutes under his belt but would've liked to have seen more from him in the closing stages, especially against a side that was so well beaten. The last thing they will have wanted is a fresh, enthusiastic fast lad giving them hell later on - 6

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