Liverpool made light work of their Stanley Park neighbours last night, battering Everton 5-2 in the first Merseyside derby of the season.
Divock Origi was a man possessed in the first half, returning to haunt his favourite Blues with two sublime goals.
The first was courtesy of an inch-perfect Sadio Mane pass that saw Origi easily round a floundering Jordan Pickford before cooly slotting home into an unguarded net.
Ultimately, Origi would miss out on a well-deserved hat trick but there can be no denying it was one of his finest performances in a Liverpool shirt.
However, he wasn’t the only Reds player having a party in that first half.
Xherdan Shaqiri showed exactly what he is capable of and even managed to grab his first goal in nearly a year.
It was an incredible team move to set the little Swiss in though, and Liverpool fans were left purring after Trent Alexander Arnold produced another missile of a diagonal in the build-up.
Alexander-Arnold’s passing range is simply unfair at times, and, when he pinged a drive cross-field to set Mane away, Anfield could only gasp and applaud.
"It was unbelievable to be back on the pitch, I was very happy when I knew I'd play. I wanted to have a good performance." 🙌@XS_11official was satisfied to see all his hard work at Melwood pay off…— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 5, 2019
Two incredible passes, one brilliant goal 😍— Goal (@goal) December 5, 2019
How do you stop this Liverpool team when they play like this? 🤤pic.twitter.com/oowaJJz9bF