The Kop taunted Everton with chants of “Going down”

while Liverpool refused to give up on catching Manchester City in the title race.

Robertson timed his second goal of the season to perfection from a Liverpool perspective

with nerves increasing among the home support before his 62nd-minute breakthrough.

Origi appeared from the bench to torment Everton yet again with his sixth derby goal

as Jürgen Klopp’s team made it 12 Premier League home victories in succession.

The day ended with the local rivals separated by 50 points and with Liverpool having enjoyed 82.7% possession

the second-highest total in a game since Opta started collecting the data in 2003-04

but this was far from the procession the statistics suggest or many had anticipated.