For the first time since 1999, Everton have beaten Liverpool in the Merseyside derby at Anfield.
The Toffees earned a potentially season-changing victory on Saturday, scoring very early and very late to beat the reeling Reds, 2-0.
Richarlison scored the winning goal just three minutes in with a nifty finish before Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late penalty kick put the result away with just under 10 minutes to go.
Everton were the sharper side despite not seeing much of the ball. They defended in numbers but got the best of a wounded Liverpool who improved as the game went on but could not find the breakthrough, with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford making a huge save at 1-0 on Mohamed Salah.
Liverpool’s dismal day was compounded when they lost captain Jordan Henderson to injury in the first-half
The Liverpool captain then limped off just before the half an hour mark with an injury and was replaced with youngster Nathaniel Phillips.
Moments after the substitution, Everton had a great chance to double their lead but Seamus Coleman’s close-range header was saved by Alisson.
The hosts were livelier in the second half with Sadio Mane heading two crosses over the bar and then having a shot brilliantly blocked by Michael Keane.
Just before 70 minutes, Mohamed Salah was denied from close-range by another great Pickford save.
With eight minutes remaining, Dominic Calvert-Lewin was brought down by Alexander-Arnold inside the box and Sigurdsson converted the penalty to seal the win.
The victory brings Everton level on points with Liverpool at 40, as both teams finish the day just three points back of the top four.