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Liverpool pile pressure on Everton manager Benitez with emphatic derby victory

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Liverpool have piled pressure on former manager Rafa Benitez after an emphatic 4-1 victory over Everton in the Merseyside derby.

The Toffees have now lost six of their last seven Premier League matches and sit just five points above the relegation zone.

Supporters chanted 'Sack the Board' after the final whistle, and it is easy to understand why after they were dominated by their neighbours.

Jurgen Klopp's side oozed class throughout the contest, and after missing two early chances, skipper Jordan Henderson produced a magical finish to break the deadlock with nine minutes played.

Some neat play on the left-wing resulted in Andy Robertson finding space and squaring the ball back for Henderson, who calmly curled the ball past Jordan Pickford from the edge of the box.

Only ten minutes later and Liverpool were ahead 2-0 after Mohamed Salah caught them on the break.

The 29-year-old still had plenty to do when approaching Pickford's goal but his precise curled strike was too good for the England international.

All was not lost though for Everton as Demarai Gray pulled a goal back before half-time.

But any hope of a comeback was extinguished when a horror mistake from Seamus Coleman allowed Salah to burst onto goal before finishing meekly past Pickford.

Diogo Jota, who was excellent throughout, showed supreme skill to get past Allan inside the box before smashing an emphatic strike to send the away fans into raptures and the Goodison faithful towards the exit.

The Reds maintain pace with Chelsea and Manchester City, who also won on Wednesday, in third on the Premier League table.

It could be a sleepless for Rafa Benitez as he must find a solution for Everton's deepening crisis.

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