Virgil van Dijk hailed Liverpool’s record-breakers as they tightened their grip on the title with a majestic Mersey derby display.
The Reds rewrote the history books by extending their top-flight unbeaten run to 32 matches – beating the previous record set by the champions of 1987-88.
And they produced a stunning first-half blitz against hapless Everton without the rested Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, skipper Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and the suspended keeper Alisson.
The win sent Blues boss Marco Silva a step closer to what looks like his inevitable dismissal, but Van Dijk reserved praise for new-look Liverpool , with stand-in Divock Origi scoring twice, and Xherdan Shaqiri also netting on his first start of the season.
It was a stunning result for manager Jurgen Klopp, who gambled on rotating his players with a massive December programme coming up.
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