Liverpool went home victorious with their 4-0 win over Everton but the team is nervously waiting for news regarding striker Divock Origi’s ankle injury.
ABC News reported that while Liverpool dominated the Anfield match, other teams struggled over their wins. Manchester United won against Crystal Palace, 2-0 and West Ham crushed Watford, 3-1.
Liverpool took it easy and scored twice in the later portion of the first half through Mamadou Sakho and Origi and Daniel Sturridge was injected into the game to make the score 3-0. Finally, Philippe Coutinho finished off the smash.
Sturridge took over Origi, who was taken out of the game and onto a stretcher. Ramiro Funes Mori reportedly planted his studs on Origi’s ankles, which earned Mori a straight red card.
Liverpool had 37 shots while Everton had 3.
The Reds have won the last 11 top-flight Merseyside derbies and remain seventh on the table. Everton, on the other hand, is 11th and is scheduled to face Manchester United on Sunday for the FA Cup semi-final.
The game was one of the most one-sided matches recently though Liverpool also defeated Everton 4-0 last January 2014. Roberto Martinez was also Everton’s manager at that time.
According to Sky Sports, Martinez said, “It was a horrible, horrible showing… It’s a feeling of embarrassment.”
Martinez, who is known to always take Everton’s losses positively, was obviously disappointed at this heavy loss against Liverpool.
Now the manager has to look for means to uplift his players’ spirits for their Wembley trip scheduled this weekend.
As if their loss isn’t a pressure enough, Everton is also facing another crisis for the FA Cup semis.
Ramiro Funes Mori is suspended after his straight red card. Phil Jagielka and Seamus Coleman are suffering hamstring problems and John Stones left the pitch during the second half due to stomach cramps.
Martinez will then be left with no choice but to let inexperienced players go into the match this Sunday.