Player ratings as Gakpo scores first Reds goal in derby win

Liverpool made a much needed return to winning ways by seeing off Merseyside rivals Everton 2-0 at Anfield on Monday night.

Recent losses to Wolves and Brighton had dented Reds morale but clinical breakaway strikes from Mohamed Salah and Cody Gakpo – his first strike for the club – ensured Jurgen Klopp won his touchline battle of wits with Sean Dyche.

Ellis Simms replaced Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the Everton starting XI and an early Joel Matip error allowed the former Sunderland loanee a chance in space but his shot blasted back off Joe Gomez.

Liverpool looked more threatening in the first…


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