Liverpool adolescent Curtis Jones scored a shocking winner as the Reds’ young brigade extended Everton’s miserable record of Anfield failure stretching back to september 1999 with a totally merited fa Cup third-round triumph.
Jurgen Klopp created 9 changes from the side that extended their Premier League lead to thirteen points with conclusion over Sheffield United on Thursday – together with 3 debutants in Takumi Minamino, Nathaniel Phillips and substitute Yasser Larouci.
And it had been 18-year-old Jones who grabbed the Merseyside derby glory with a powerful curling 25-yard drive that eluded the outstretched arms of Everton keeper Jordan Pickford as it arched into the highest corner after 71 minutes.
Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti compete nearly his strongest out there side however the guests got a lackluster display and a succession of lost opportunities within the half, once Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Mason Holgate and Richarlison saw efforts saved by Liverpool keeper Adrian.
Klopp had the luxury of resting superstars like Sadio Mane, Mohamed salah, Roberto Firmino, and Virgil van Dijk, survived the first loss through injury of James Milner, and nevertheless still saw his side totally benefit their place within the fourth round – and it’s currently 7,405 days since Everton won at Anfield.
The fourth-round draw takes place on Mon.
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