Liverpool vs Everton: Origi scores brace to help Reds beat Toffees 5-2

Liverpool vs Everton: Origi scores brace to help Reds beat Toffees 5-2

- Liverpool vs Everton Premier League clash produced seven goals in 90 minutes

- The Reds remain unbeaten after 15 EPL games this campaign

- Two goals from Divock Origi, and one each from Mane, Firmino and Wijnaldum sealed the win for the hosts

- While goals from Richarlison and Michael Keane were not enough to save the visitors from defeat

Liverpool stretch their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 15 games following their 5-2 victory over Merseyside rivals Everton at Anfield on Wednesday night.

The Reds maintain an eight-point gap over Leicester City who are second on the table after the same number of games.

Jurgen Klopp's men are not leaving anything to chance having allowed the title to slip through their fingers by just one point at the end of the 2018-19 season.

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It took Belgian forward Divock Origi just six minutes to register the first goal of the match in front of their home fans.

The 24-year-old started ahead of Roberto Firmino and it did not take long before finding the back of the net.

Xherdan Shaqiri made it two goals up for the home team in the 17th minute with Sadio Mane assisting his second goal of the game.

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Michael Keane reduced the Toffees deficit in the 21st minute with a solo effort to hand his side a lifeline of getting something out of the encounter.

Origi completed his brace in the game to restore his side's two-goal lead in the 31st minute, with Dejan Lovren creating the assist for the goal.

Sadio Mane, who had already assisted two goals earlier in the game register his name on the scores sheet moments before the end of the first half.

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A good and quick response from Richarlison ensured the visitors maintain their two goals deficit before the blast of the half-time whistle.

The second half would have gone without recording any major activity but Georginio Wijnaldum combined with Firmino to produce another stunning goal to seal the win for the hosts.

They will now head to the Dean Court this weekend to battle Bournemouth as they hope to keep their unbeaten run intact going into Christmas and New Year. earlier reported that two second-half goals from James Maddison and Jamie Vardy were all Leicester needed to overcome stubborn Watford at the King Power Stadium.

Vardy converted a 55th-minute penalty to hand the hosts the lead before Maddison sealed the victory with just moments to the end of the game.

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