Sane, Coutinho, Origi give Liverpool victory in Merseyside derby

Sane, Coutinho, Origi give Liverpool victory in Merseyside derby

Liverpool jumped into third place on the Premier League log following a convincing 3 - 1 victory over Everton in a hotly contested Merseyside derby.

Saido opened the scoring early on with his 13th Premier League goal of the season.

Sane, Coutinho, Origi give Liverpool victory in Merseyside derby

Mane celebrates his goal with Firmino and Coutinho

Everton drew level through young defender Matthew Pennington, playing in his first Everton match of the season.

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Philippe Coutinho restored the hosts' lead with a curling shot after dribbling past Idrissa Gueye and Phil Jagielka.

Sane, Coutinho, Origi give Liverpool victory in Merseyside derby

Firmino in action against Everton

NAIJ.com reports that Liverpool lost Mane to injury after the break, but his replacement Divock Origi struck within four minutes of coming on to replace him.

The win sees Liverpool move above Manchester City and into third place after their fourth straight top-flight home victory.

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The Reds are unbeaten against city rivals Everton since 2010 and have not suffered defeat in an Anfield derby since 1999.

Also manager Jurgen Klopp became the first Liverpool manager to win three straight league derbies.

The defeat was also Everton's second league loss of the calendar year.

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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