Liverpool's Cody Gakpo celebrates scoring their side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield, Liverpool, February 2023.

9 amazing stats from Liverpool’s Merseyside derby win vs. Everton

Liverpool won their first Premier League match of 2023 after beating Everton 2-0 in Monday’s Merseyside Derby. 

The Reds came into the match languishing in 10th position and fearing a Sean Dyche masterclass, but they eased past their opponents following a goal in each half.

Mohamed Salah ended a five-match goal drought with a decisive strike that lifted the roof off the Kop, while Cody Gakpo scored his first goal for the club to seal all three points.

Everton threatened sporadically, but Jurgen Klopp’s side held on to win their first league match since December. They remain rank outsiders to qualify for next season’s Champions League, at least via the Premier League, but Liverpool finally have a result they can build on

We’ve collected nine amazing stats from The Reds’ morale-boosting win at Anfield.

– Salah opened the scoring with an opportunistic strike that ended Liverpool’s 346-minute goalless run in the league – their longest of the Jurgen Klopp era.

– There was just 13 seconds between James Tarkowski hitting the post at one end and Salah putting Liverpool ahead at the other. Fine margins.

– The Egypt international has now been involved in 100 Premier League goals at Anfield, constituting 71 goals and 29 assists from 104 appearances.

– Only Alan Shearer (74 games at Ewood Park) and Thierry Henry (92 at Highbury) were involved in a century of Premier League goals at a single ground sooner.

– Gakpo scored the second and became the first Liverpool player to score his first Premier League goal in a Merseyside derby since Raul Meireles in January 2011.

– The Netherlands international had a generally impressive performance overall. He made six ball recoveries and completed two key passes alongside his first goal for Liverpool.

– Trent Alexander-Arnold’s assist for Gakpo’s strike was his first in a Premier League game at Anfield since March 2022 against West Ham.

– While he didn’t get on the scoresheet, Darwin Nunez produced another chaotic display. The Uruguayan striker won 100% of his aerial duels, enjoyed seven touches in the opposition box and took five shots during his time on the field.

– Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last 117 Premier League games when they have been leading at half-time.

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