Liverpool vs Everton: Curtis Jones secures 1-0 win for Reds at Anfield

Liverpool vs Everton: Curtis Jones secures 1-0 win for Reds at Anfield

- Liverpool vs Everton ended in victory for the Premier League leaders

- The game looked destined for stalemate but Curtis Jones' strike made the difference

- Liverpool have now advanced to the next stage in England FA Cup

Liverpool cruised to a narrow 1-0 win over stubborn Everton during a tough FA Cup encounter at Anfield Stadium on Sunday evening.

Jurgen Klopp's men gave a tough fight in a match that initially looked destined for stalemate, with Curtis Jones' late winner making the huge difference.

Jones dashed Everton's hope with a fantastic 71st minute strike, all thanks to Divock Origi who produced a sublime assist.

Liverpool came into the game head high, sitting atop the Premier League log with 58 points above Leicester and Manchester City.

Klopp handed Liverpool's new boy Takumi Minamino a lovely start in a surprising line-up which saw unfamiliar faces like Harvey Elliott and Pedro Chirivella lead the attack alongside Divock Origi.

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Both side produced some wonderful moments in the first half and proved some points of resilience towards the end of second half.

Klopp was forced to make some changes with Takumi Minamino coming out for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 70th minute.

The change seemed to be expedient as Chamberlain's presence passed touches of confidence on Liverpool attack. One minute later, Jones fired into the net in style.

Harvey Elliott was taken out in the 79th minute with young defender Rhian Brewster brought in as a back-line threat for Everton.

Carlo Ancelotti's men failed to seal epic comeback as Liverpool sealed a narrow win and advanced to the next stage.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Chelsea vs Nottingham game ended in 2-0 victory for the Premier League side as they successfully took a bold leap into the next phase after a tough FA Cup encounter on Sunday evening.

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Frank Lampard made a surprising starting inclusion which saw Caballero between the sticks with Pedro, Batshuayi and Callum Hudson-Odoi leading the attack-line.

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