Jurgen Klopp enjoyed his first Merseyside Derby, turning the Reds slowly into a machine team with every passing week of training sessions.
Its been all the more impressive in that he’s managed this without permanent transfers yet.
After early pressure from Everton had the Reds on the back foot, it was actually Adam Lallana who had the first clear chance of the game in the sixth minute.
Few opponents are able to stop Divock Origi at the moment, though, and the striker netted in the 43rd minute to put the Reds in front.
Deep into Toffees territory on the right flank, Milner held possession until the right moment and sent a cross to the back post for the No.27 to divert home his 10th goal of the season.
No sooner had those in the Kop sat down than they were back on their feet.
The Reds recycled the ball from a corner on the left and once more it was Milner with the delivery to the opposite side, where Sakho powered a header into the roof of the net for 2-0 and a welcome half-time lead.
In the second half Funes Mori produced a horrorfic challenge on Origi’s ankle, and got sent off for it. News after the game is that Origi sprained the ankle but could miss the first leg of the Europa League against Villarreal.
Daniel Sturridge replaced his injured teammate. The England international soon slid a pass into Firmino, who was denied by Robles rushing from his goalline, but the third arrived on the hour mark.
Lucas Leiva’s weighted diagonal into the box was a gift for Sturridge to side-foot into the bottom left corner and make it a half-century in Liverpool colours.
Coutinho added the final flourish on 76 minutes as he received a pass across the area from Joe Allen and slammed a shot into the net – with Sturridge claiming it took a slight nick off him along the way.