Nov. 23rd. 2013. Five minutes into the Merseyside derby and the Everton defence slumbers as Steven Gerrard whips in a corner to the six-yard box and a completely unmarked Philippe Coutinho flicks home from six yards out. The Gwladys Street end is silent.
Liverpool maintained their pursuit of a top-four place in magnificent style as Everton were thrashed in the Merseyside derby at Anfield. Billed as the most crucial league meeting between the sides in 30 years, the contest was all over inside 35 minutes as Liverpool raced into a three-goal lead courtesy of Steven Gerrard's header and two goals in three minutes from striker Daniel Sturridge.