Published: Mon, December 03, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Kenyan-born Origi snatches late victor as Liverpool wins Merseyside Derby

Kenyan-born Origi snatches late victor as Liverpool wins Merseyside Derby

Liverpool came out on top of a sensational Merseyside derby that had it all as substitute Divock Origi scored a last gasp victor at the Kop end to give the Reds all three points.

As for Everton, they have been steadily improving under Marco Silva and will be hoping to inflict the Reds first league defeat of the season.

The goal sparked wild celebrations at Anfield with manager Juergen Klopp running on to the pitch.

However, Origi netted a last-gasp victor in the 96th minute at Anfield after having come on as a substitute in the 84th minute.

Everton - winless at their rivals' ground since 1999 - had a gilt-edged chance to take the lead in the fourth minute when Yerry Mina, incorrectly not flagged for offside, somehow headed Lucas Digne's free-kick wide with the goal at his mercy.

"I told him how much I respect his work, because it's incredible what he did with that team".

The derby clash looked to be heading for stalemate when, six minutes into injury time, Jordan Pickford made a decision to reach up and keep Virgil van Dijk's sliced in shot in play when it looked set to land out of play top of the net.

Jürgen Klopp sprinted on to the pitch, jumping into the arms of Alisson, the Liverpool goalkeeper.

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The game looked to be heading towards a draw when Everton keeper Jordan Pickford misplayed an awkward ball above the goal.

The England man panicked, appearing to push the ball upwards before it bounced on top of the bar and into the path of Origi, who had a simple task to head into the open net. "Both teams delivered a proper fight, a proper derby from the first second". He then raced off his line to deny Theo Walcott as Everton attempted to capitalise on their first-half dominance. Fabinho also returns to the starting lineup, while Xherdan Shaqiri will start on the right flank.

But it was all forgotten as a result of his costly error of judgement.

"We can not go home to Germany".

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford apologised to fans for his blunder which handed Liverpool a 1-0 victory in the Merseyside derby at Anfield but insists he is mentally strong enough to bounce back.

Everton haven't won on Liverpool's home turf since 1999, but they have drawn in their last two visits there and the England global keeper wants to go one better this time around.

But there was no fear factor from Everton on this occasion and their new players were central to the confidence within the blue ranks.

Alisson continues in goal behind an unchanged back four. Dier celebrated his equalizer by making a shush gesture in front of Arsenal fans and it prompted a scuffle between both sets of players, with substitutes also getting involved in the squabble.

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