Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his team’s performance was “sensationally good” as Curtis Jones’ stunning winner earned the Reds a fully deserved FA Cup third-round victory and extended Everton’s miserable record of Anfield failure.
The German-made nine changes from the side that extended their Premier League lead to 13 points with victory over Sheffield United on Thursday – including three debutants in Takumi Minamino, Nathaniel Phillips and substitute Yasser Larouci.
And it was 18-year-old Jones who grabbed the Merseyside derby glory with a magnificent curling 25-yard drive that eluded the outstretched arms of Everton keeper Jordan Pickford as it arced into the top corner after 71 minutes. The Toffees remain without a win at their rivals since September 1999.
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