Frank Lampard's side didn't have much of the ball in the opening 45 minutes. In fact, they completed 32 passes in the first half at Anfield – the fewest by a team in the opening period of a Premier League game since November 2006.
But despite having just 14% of the possession, Everton managed to keep the title contenders at bay until the 62nd minute, when full-back Andy Robertson headed in at the far post after a delicious cross from Mohamed Salah.
Before that, the Toffees did well to frustrate Liverpool and to celebrate their first-half efforts, Everton shot-stopper Jordan Pickford decided to give the Liverpool fans a cheeky wink after catching the ball.
Here's how social media reacted to the moment.
One fan said: "Yeah 'cos Pickford winding up opposition fans normally works out so well for him," while another wrote: "When he starts to engage with a crowd it doesn't usually end well."
A third commented: "This is going to come back to haunt him this afternoon. You just know it."
Jordan Pickford enjoyed that half...— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 24, 2022
A grin and a wink to the Liverpool supporters after Everton frustrate the hosts for the opening 45! 👀 pic.twitter.com/HgUpVle09y
Things didn't much better for Everton after that and in the dying embers, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson did an impression of Pickford’s time wasting antics.
Jurgen Klopp's side went 1-0 up thanks to that Andy Robertson header before substitute Divock Origi, the man who loves a goal against Everton, scored late on to give Jurgen Klopp's side another crucial three points in the title race.
Here are the goals from this afternoon's clash at Anfield.
🗣️ "Where do you want your statue Divock Origi." 👏— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 24, 2022
Origi adds another goal against Everton to his repertoire ✅✅ pic.twitter.com/cS1s4XvC1v
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