Origi’s Late Goal Gives Liverpool Win Against Everton
Liverpool’s Divock Origi scored a bizarre 96th-minute goal in sensational circumstances as a terrible Jordan Pickford error gifted the Reds victory over Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield.
The 1-0 victory extended Liverpool’s unbeaten sequence in Merseyside derbies in the Premier League to 16 games although the manner of the winning goal made this one of the more unforgettable of those games.
The 232nd meeting between the city rivals was heading for a draw when Pickford mishandled a sliced Virgil van Dijk shot that had ballooned high up into the air.
It seemed set to land on top of his net, but the England keeper clawed the ball back down from above his crossbar and spilled it out to Origi who headed the ball into an empty goal to secure a win that consolidates Liverpool’s second place, two points behind defending champions Manchester City.
It was Origi’s third goal against Everton – his best record against any side for Liverpool.
Everton remain without a victory in their past 18 meetings with the Reds, and are winless at Anfield this century.
They stay sixth in the table, eight points below Tottenham in fifth and Arsenal in fourth.