Jordan Pickford - 4

Was caught in no man's land for Divock Origi's goal to give Liverpool the lead and wasn't fantastically positioned for the third goal either. Not the return to Anfield Jordan Pickford would have wanted at all after what happened last season, although the defence shoulders a lot of the blame for that as well.

Mason Holgate - 3

Really, really struggled with the pace and skill of Sadio Mane throughout the first half. Liverpool looked like they targeted the youngster and it worked until he switched over to right-back, where he looked much more comfortable until Roberto Firmino beat him to set up the fifth goal of the evening for the hosts.

Michael Keane - 4

He was alert inside the box to react to a fortunate deflection and hammer the ball home in the first period. That gets him an extra point. But he was culpable for at least two of Liverpool's goals, so it can't be a particularly high score. There was, however, an improvement when Everton went back to a four-man defence.

Yerry Mina - 4

Certainly didn't look comfortable being moved over to the left side of Everton's three central defenders at the start of the game, but improved as the match went on as the Blues took up a more natural four-man defence. Liverpool's front three caused havoc for the whole back line throughout the game though, and Mina is no exception.

Djibril Sidibe - 3

This was not a highlight for the French international at all. Mane once again caused the full back all sorts of problems before he was replaced by Bernard. He wasn't helped by the five-at-the-back system, but the hosts really exposed him on Wednesday evening.

Tom Davies - 3

Both the youngster and Gylfi Sigurdsson found themselves outnumbered in the midfield in a five-at-the-back, which is of course not the fault of either man. But, saying that, the youngster wasn't quick enough in possession and gave the ball away a few too many times before eventually being replaced by Morgan Schneiderlin.

Gylfi Sigurdsson - 3

Similarly to Davies it's not really the fault of the Icelandic international that the Blues struggled in central midfield until the switch in formation, but again he needed to use possession better when picking up the ball. All-in-all, the game bypassed Sigurdsson a little too much in that deeper-lying role, which will be a concern.

Lucas Digne - 5

Was getting exposed a little too often when Everton started with a five-at-the-back, and initially struggled to find that link-up play with Bernard again when the Brazilian was introduced. However, things picked up in the second half and the French international was allowed to show a bit more of the attacking flair we're used to.

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Alex Iwobi - 3

Managed to drop into dangerous spaces in the first half and it was his cross which eventually led to Keane's goal, but he didn't do enough to find those in royal blue on a more consistent basis. Too many moves broke down after his loose passes unfortunately.

Richarlison - 5

Worked his socks off once again. The Brazilian never stopped running and never ended his attempts to cause Liverpool's defence problems. He took his goal very well when it came but wasn't given many other chances to add to his tally.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin - 5

In what was a generally shocking performance from Everton, Dominic Calvert-Lewin actually gave a decent account of himself against two physical opponents in Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk. Held the ball up well, but will still feel he could have done better on occasion. 

Liverpool vs Everton as it happened and full time reaction

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Bernard - 5

Got himself into dangerous areas and looked a threat whenever in and around the Liverpool box, but he wasn't able to cause enough problems as the match went on.

Moise Kean - 5

Energetic and lively when introduced, but will be disappointed not to have scored when finding himself one-on-one with Adrian with the scores at 4-2.

Morgan Schneiderlin - 4

Came on to solidify the midfield but couldn't do much to affect anything.