This was one of the biggest Merseyside derbies in years and was supposed to be a barnburner. Instead, it was all Liverpool, as they cruised past Everton, 3-1.
What did we take away from the clash at Anfield?
Anfield is where Everton go to die
Liverpool have now gone 18 in a row unbeaten against their Merseyside neighbors at Anfield. And if that wasn't good enough, they've outscored the Toffees 29-9 in those contests. Everton would be happy to never see Anfield again.
Sadio Mane is still a terror
Mane's form since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations has been up and down. He's had brilliant moments, but also some disappointing outings. It's easy to forget just how good he is sometimes, but on Saturday he was at his very best again. It was scintillating, which made it so disheartening to see him go down hurt.
Everyone follow Philippe Coutinho
When Coutinho is clicking, Liverpool's attack is nearly impossible to stop. He gives them that creativity and unpredictability that they can sometimes lack. He also happens to be an Everton killer, having decimated the Toffees in their first encounter, so it was no surprise that he led Liverpool on this day. The Brazilian was the unquestioned star of the game and completely tore apart Everton. His goal was terrific and his passing unmatched. There wasn't a thing he didn't do.
Liverpool continue to dominate the Premier League's best
It's astounding just how good Liverpool are against the top teams in the Premier League. They've still yet to lose to any team in the top seven, which is unheard of.
Everton's top four dream is dead
It was a stretch for Everton to make their way into the top four, but they'd been so good of late and played their way into the conversation. That conversation is over now. They needed to beat Liverpool to have a realistic shot at cracking that top four, but they didn't so they're seven points back of fourth place Manchester City, while the Citizens have two matches in hand.