The nightmare scenario happened to the home team’s supporters and it was far more painful than they could have imagined. There are 21 minutes on the clock when Rafael Benitez His name was called at Goodison Park as Everton manager for the first time, but 2,902 voices belong to Liverpool’s gloating part.
The transcript will then be read to the title contenders. Spaniards will be followed by more hymns when his team had two more goals over them plus their misery after eight games without a win.
For further context, they picked up two points from the last 24 available, so it’s no surprise that the boos sounded the final whistle.
Everton didn’t need to wait long to get the lens on how their evening would fall apart. The match lasted only 35 seconds when Seamus Coleman fired a shot to confront Jordan Pickford for not getting the ball he was trying to tackle Sadio Mane in the box.
The keeper hesitated, giving Liverpool a corner that Joel Matip should have converted into a corner but headed off the post.
The best thing to say about the hosts in the opening is that they at least held out for nine minutes amid a storm of attack from Jurgen Klopp’s men with a clear feeling to settle a score.
Liverpool do not stop with Mane and Mohamed Salah also went close before Jordan Henderson’s left foot drove the scoreline to torture for Everton.
Mane brought in Andy Robertson, who interrupted his initiating captain. Henderson casually opened his body and stroked the ball into the top left corner that Pickford could not interfere.
Liverpool should have been in flip-flops at the time having created four clear chances, but that was fine with Everton playing marsupials.
Perhaps the worst period of time for Benitez’s side was sparked by a flurry of boos for Virgil van Dijk, who suffered a season-end injury as a result of Pickford’s recklessness on this pitch in October. last.
That made no sense and revenge served in the form of disrupting Everton’s non-ballistic ambitions with Thiago taking possession and offering to Henderson. The English midfielder sent Salah down the inside of the right wing and he crept into the box, put himself in and unleashed a sweet cut past Pickford and put the ball into the top corner.
It was 19 minutes, and 60 seconds later, there were home team fans running through the exit. Everton were struggling, the game stretched outside the pitch with fans’ efforts to stretch banners protesting against the club’s hierarchy not coming to fruition quite smoothly.
Then there was that song, sung gleefully at the away end.
But out of nowhere, they had a glimmer of hope. Richarlison made a pass to Demarai Gray, who had a lovely touch, edged past Trent Alexander-Arnold and equalized Alisson before hitting the keeper.
Liverpool’s management of the match 2-0 was once again in doubt. Everton were ignited by that attack and gave more after the break, but their series of attacking efforts culminated in the third half of the night.
Liverpool took a corner and the Gray Lobster played loosely leaving Coleman in the middle of the cross. He collapses while considering whether to lift it or not, which allows Salah to sneak in and quickly dash away.
The best player in the world at the moment got hold of the original Killybegs, lured Pickford and shot past him into the bottom right corner in super slow motion.
The final act was Robertson making a pass down the left channel to Diogo Jota, who easily rotated Allan inside the box and exploded to beat Pickford in his close corner.
Benitez’s name sounded and was proud. The Everton board, meanwhile, has faced anger, with no shortage of swear words and cries of “fire everyone, get out of our club”.
Bill Kenwright and Marcel Brands were particularly targeted one night when their problems turned into full-blown crises.
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