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3 talking points as Everton win their first Merseyside derby at Anfield after 22-years

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THE INJURY PROBLEMS PILE UP AT LIVERPOOL

Five senior Liverpool players who started the season have played at centre-back and all five have been injured. Henderson has joined Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Matip & Fabinho on the injury list. The English captain pulled up barely half an hour in with a groin problem while he attempted to guide Ozan Kabak through another game at center-back. Pairing the January signing with Henderson’s replacement Nathaniel Phillips saw Jurgen Klopp fielding his 18th different combination at the heart of defense. 
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FIRST WIN AT ANFIELD IN OVER 22 YEARS FOR EVERTON

History came full circle for both clubs in this 238th Merseyside derby clash. Liverpool’s ignominy of suffering a fourth straight home defeat in over a century was overshadowed by Everton’s own history-equalling feat in winning. The visitors were always going to require something special to break the habit of a generation with a winless run at Anfield which stretched back to 1999.

Richarlison’s early opener mirrored the quick-fire nature of Kevin Campbell’s decisive strike which last gave the Blues bragging rights across Stanley Park. Yet Carlo Ancelotti’s side did not simply end their hoodoo behind enemy lines: it was emphatically smashed by their manager’s carefully-crafted master plan. Wednesday’s defeat to Manchester City had armed the Everton manager with a perfect road map to ultimately etch his name into the club’s modern folklore.