Big saves from Calvert-Lewin, Holgate and Richarlison first half, which atones for one flap at a corner.
Neco Williams 9
Whipped in some good deliveries before the break and defensively solid, with fine covering at times. Brilliant energy kept it all going second half, despite being targeted by Richarlison.
Joe Gomez 7
Found it difficult up against Calvert-Lewin early on but soon gave it back. The senior defender at 22, and brought the ball out with increasing calm second half.
Nathaniel Phillips 7
Caught under an early long ball but gained confidence from putting Richarlison in the crowd almost with a sliding challenge. Some loose passes first half, though, which he addressed after the break.
James Milner N/A
Lasted only a few minutes before pulling up lame with a suspected thigh problem. Subbed.
Pedro Chirivella 9
Relative experience in midfield and used the ball well first half as well as getting stuck in. In reality a shop window, but what a performance in such a heated atmosphere.
Adam Lallana 9
Assumed the captain’s armband and revelled in the responsibility, bursting forward whenever possible and helping Liverpool dominate midfield. Excellent.
Curtis Jones 9
Defensively made to work and only rarely given chance to show his talent going forward first half. Cut loose after the break, however, culminating in his sensational strike.
*Liverpool vs Everton as it happened plus post-match manager reaction
Harvey Elliott 7
Fancied it against Digne from the off – the Everton left-back eventually booked – and regularly made it into the box. Lacked a regular end product but that will surely come. Subbed.
Takumi Minamino 7
Baptism of fire up top, dumped on his backside within seconds. Hard going first half, but glanced one header wide. Tired after the break and substituted.
Divock Origi 7
Started on the left but the main target man for long balls, of which he didn’t won all. Forced save from Pickford but would have been offside. Harassed the Everton backline to distraction second half.
Liverpool vs Everton matchday
Yasser Larouci (for Milner 9) 8
Quick, technical, strong, direct, the youngster had a lively debut. Built on the promise shown during the summer.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (for Minamino 70) 7
Surprisingly named on the bench and such a bright cameo. Warmed the palms of Pickford on several occasions.
Rhian Brewster (for Elliott 79) N/A
A welcome appearance for the injury-hit youngster.