Dominic Solanke, starring in his second Merseyside derby in as many weeks, made this appearance count. He opened up the scoring with a successful penalty, before Lewis Gibson made it two not long after. Nathaniel Phillips netted their third after the break, and while Everton pulled one back through Bassala Sambou, it was too little, too late.
Now if the young lads can beat Chelsea next week in the final game of the season, and if the stars align and Arsenal also lose to West Ham, then the Reds will get to lift the trophy. That’s a lot of caveats, but in order to keep their title hopes alive, they had to pull a victory against Everton, and they managed it.
Thanks to some heavy movement from the team, including Rhian Brewster’s injury and loan moves for Marko Grujic, the team has had some hard times recently. A victory in the mini derby — their second of the season — should buoy spirits ahead of their huge clash against Chelsea.