Liverpool thumped Everton 4-0 in the Premier League at Anfield on Tuesday night.
At half-time, Liverpool led 3-0 after goals from Steven Gerrard and a brace from Daniel Sturridge.
Luis Suarez made it four just after the break, before Sturridge missed a penalty at the Kop end as he looked for his hat-trick.
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First half analysis
Mignolet: Made one terrific save as Everton came into the game around the half-hour mark.
Flanagan: Strong in the challenge straight away. Has slotted right back into the team well.
Skrtel: Strong when he's needed to be, not challenged too much yet.
Toure: Tidied up nicely at ties, good interceptions twice.
Cissokho: The obvious weak link in the team so far, slack in possession.
Gerrard: There is a man possessed on the field of play tonight.
Coutinho: Very much from a central midfield role, has been pivotal in the Reds' success on the ball. Excellent.
Henderson: Limitless running, ball-winning and neat lay-offs, completing Liverpool's midfield.
Sterling: Keeping width well and troubling Everton with pace when infield.
Suarez: Excellent in deeper areas and linking the attack well, lots of movement.
Sturridge: Two cooler finishes you will not see. Fantastic both from the left and centrally.
Howard: Could do nothing about the goals, one good save earlier though from Henderson.
Stones: Doesn't know who he's marking on account of Sturridge and Suarez's movement.
Jagielka: Has been beaten for pace several times. Oddly lax marking.
Alcaraz: Everton are missing Distin's organisational work, though Alcaraz has made a few timely interventions.
Baines: Not in the game as an attacking force yet.
Barry: Trying to dictate play but defensively Liverpool breezing past him.
McCarthy: Utterly overrun by Henderson and Gerrard in particular.
Barkley: Hasn't gotten into the game yet.
Mirallas: Managed to get past Cissokho twice but no telling delivery yet.
Pienaar: Coming infield to try and affect play but it's not happening for him.
Lukaku: Subbed with injury early on. No impact before that.
Second half analysis
Mignolet: Great save early on to deny Barkley, calm on his kicking.
Flanagan: Looked a seasoned veteran. Excellent. Huge ovation when subbed.
Skrtel: This was the Slovakian at his aggressive, marauding best, stapled head and all.
Toure: Solid, dependable, alert. Exactly what was needed.
Cissokho: Improved defensively and with his touch after half-time but still looked nervous and reactionary at times.
Gerrard: More controlled in his positioning and play after the break. Played the "defensive" midfield role very well.
Henderson: Not quite as involved as the first half but certainly complimented his two midfield team-mates superbly.
Coutinho: Revelled, absolutely revelled, in this freer, deeper role. Majestic on the ball but hard working.
Sterling: Not his best night for end product but was a huge problem for Everton all night. Excellent tracking back, too.
Sturridge: Missed a sloppily taken penalty and should have scored or squared another chance and subbed. Shouldn't overshadow his great performance though.
Suarez: His goal showed his best traits: hard work, strength, skill and finishing ability.
Howard: Could have been out earlier for Suarez's goal perhaps.
Stones: Tough game for him tonight. Got forward well but defensively exposed.
Jagielka: Brought ball out of defensive at times but never close to the forwards.
Alcaraz: Looked solid enough in a way, in terms of pace was always going to lose but his positional play was largely good.
Baines: Not his best game at either end in truth.
Barry: Never got close to his opponents all game. Arguably more fouls than incisive passes.
McCarthy: Too often a half-second too slow with his touch and unsure with his decision making.
Barkley: Couldn't dominate the game the way he'd have liked to, but was still a prime threat for his team.
Mirallas: Kept very quiet other than one or two moments where he sprinted into space.
Osman: Couldn't get involved after coming on at the break.
Naismith: Anonymous all game long, not the striker Everton needed to lead the line.
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