Liverpool vs Everton LIVE - Live coverage - The Independent

Liverpool vs Everton LIVE

  • Hello and welcome to The Independent's live text commentary of Liverpool vs Everton. We'll also have goal updates from tonight's other two matches as Manchester United host Crystal Palace and West Ham United face Watford.
    4/20/2016 4:08:23 PM
  • West Ham's match with Watford is the earlier of the three kick-offs tonight - that match getting under way at 7.45pm BST. Team news follows..
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  • West Ham come into the match off the back of an eventful 2-2 draw at leaders Leicester on Sunday, with a win possibly being enough to take them up to fifth. That would rely on Crystal Palace winning at Manchester United, mind.
    4/20/2016 5:55:06 PM
  • Victory for Watford would make them certain of a Premier League place next season, although they are probably safe as it stands, given the gap between 16th and 17th. The Hornets had their own eventful match at the weekend, Ben Watson's early goal earning them a 1-0 win at West Bromwich in a match that witnessed two penalty saves by Heurelho Gomes.
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    4/20/2016 6:03:30 PM
  • West Ham v Watford is underway 
    4/20/2016 6:46:35 PM
  • 11 min WHU 1-0 WAT - GOAL! Andy Carroll volleys home Dimitri Payet's cross to put Slaven Bilic's side ahead at Upton Park.
    4/20/2016 6:58:10 PM
  • We're underway at Old Trafford and Anfield now, both remain goalless in the opening minutes..
    4/20/2016 7:03:29 PM
  • 5 min MNU 1-0 CRY - GOAL! Damien Delaney pokes into his own net following a Darmian cross.
    4/20/2016 7:05:32 PM
  • 10 min LIV 0-0 EVE Quite an open match so far at Anfield. James Milner goes into the book for a foul on Leighton Baines.
    4/20/2016 7:11:12 PM
  • 11 min LIV 0-0 EVE Kevin Mirallas shoots just over following a mistake from Mamadou Sakho.
    4/20/2016 7:12:34 PM

  • Andy Carroll puts West Ham into the lead against Watford at Upton Park (Getty) 


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  • Damien Delaney rues his early error at Old Trafford (Getty) 


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  • 23 min LIV 0-0 EVE What a tackle! Sakho follows Lukaku into the box as he closes on Mignolet, wrestling the forward off the ball and sliding in superbly.
    4/20/2016 7:23:34 PM
  • 43 min WHU 1-0 WAT West Ham have a penalty..
    4/20/2016 7:29:07 PM
  • 45 min WHU 2-0 WAT - GOAL! Mark Noble does the honours from the spot and the Hammers are coasting toward the break
    4/20/2016 7:30:27 PM
  • HALF-TIME WHU 2-0 WAT Carroll and Noble have the Hammers on easy street against an under-strength Watford. Three penalties conceded by the visitors in four days. Getting their practice in ahead of Sunday's FA Cup semi-final with Crystal Palace, perhaps...
    4/20/2016 7:33:32 PM
  • 43 min LIV 1-0 EVE - GOAL! Divock Origi nods the ball over a static Joel Robles and the Reds have the lead they just about deserve.
    4/20/2016 7:43:43 PM
  • 45 min LIV 2-0 EVE - GOAL! Sakho makes it two and puts the Reds in complete command right on half-time.
    4/20/2016 7:47:40 PM
  • 51 min WHU 2-0 WAT Abdi fires over from a Jurado cross early in the second half in East London.
    4/20/2016 7:54:19 PM
  • 53 min WHU 3-0 WAT - GOAL! Yet another penalty conceded by Watford - Mark Noble dispatches this one and the Hammers are three up. 
    4/20/2016 7:55:34 PM
  • 46 min LIV 2-0 EVE Mo Besic replaces record-equaller Gareth Barry at the start of the second period for Everton

    4/20/2016 8:03:42 PM
  • 46 min MAN 1-0 CRY Back underway at Old Trafford - Pape Souare lucky to stay on after diving in on Juan Mata
    4/20/2016 8:05:44 PM
  • 64 min WHU 3-1 WAT - GOAL! Comeback for the Hornets? Prodl stabs in Berghuis' cross and we have a semblance of a game again.
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  • Mark Noble scores his second penalty of the night (Getty) 


    4/20/2016 8:09:11 PM
  • 51 min LIV 2-0 EVE - RED CARD! Funes Mori is shown a straight red for a shocking challenge on opening scorer Origi. Everton down to 10 and with it all to do in the remaining 40 minutes. Origi is stretchered off after some treatment.
    4/20/2016 8:12:01 PM
  • 53 min MAN 2-0 CRY GOAL! He set the first up and has now got on the scoresheet himself - Matteo Darmian making it two at Old Trafford for Louis van Gaal's army.
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  • 60 min LIV 3-0 EVE - GOAL! Game, set and match. Daniel Sturridge collects and slots home, after what has sadly not been the only mistake from John Stones tonight.
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  • Wayne Rooney shoots for goal at Old Trafford tonight (Getty) 


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  • 78 min LIV 4-0 EVE - GOAL! Coutinho makes it a rout for the Red men, curling home with power from the edge of the box.
    4/20/2016 8:35:12 PM
  • 90 min WHU 3-1 WAT - MISSED PENALTY! RED CARD! After giving away four spot-kicks in the last week, Watford have one of their own - and substitute Troy Deeney has his effort saved by Adrian. Amrabat then gets shown a red card to complete a miserable evening for the Hornets.
    4/20/2016 8:36:50 PM
  • FULL-TIME WHU 3-1 WAT The Hammers coasted to victory, aided by their hosts weakened line-up. Slaven Bilic's side keep pace with Manchester United and stay above Liverpool in the race for European positions.
    4/20/2016 8:38:37 PM
  • FULL-TIME MAN 2-0 CRY This match was over a long time ago, to be honest. Both these sides have FA Cup semi-finals to look forward to this weekend but it is the Old Trafford side who will head to Wembley in better mood, coasting to the three points against a Palace side still just above the relegation fight.
    4/20/2016 8:48:07 PM
  • 90 min LIV 4-0 EVE We're into seven minutes of injury time at Anfield.
    4/20/2016 8:51:26 PM
  • FULL-TIME LIV 4-0 EVE The Toffees are put out of their misery - and what a miserable evening it was at Anfield for the blue brigade. Four different scorers for the in-form Reds and just a red card for the visitors. Wembley on Saturday against Manchester United suddenly looks that little bit more daunting.
    4/20/2016 8:56:42 PM
  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits his joy at the derby romp has been tempered by the injury suffered by Origi. "I would like to say yes, I am delighted, but the injury to Divock has cost me some joy. The first half was a derby, it was wild from Everton, not patient enough. We could have played better but scored two goals. I can't say too much about Origi but they say it is disgusting, awful pictures. But it's not broken, it is a twisted ankle, he is on crutches walking around so we will have to see."
    4/20/2016 9:29:46 PM
  • Roberto Martinez believes his Everton side will be able to live themselves for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United. "The game is so big at Wembley that it is a game they don't need lifting. We have to regroup and in typical Everton fashion we have to give the fans what they deserve. The showing we gave today was horrible for them to see and for us to experience."
    4/20/2016 9:31:17 PM
  • Slaven Bilic was pleased to gain revenge over Watford for defeat at Vicarage Road earlier this season. "We wanted to prove to Watford that we are a much better team than the game between us at their ground. We can say they had half of their mind on the weekend and they rested players which we expected. But their line-up still had internationals. We are victims of our success as the bar is always more and more up. We are coping with that well."
    4/20/2016 9:32:38 PM
  • Quique Sanchez Flores managed to take some positives from his side's showing at Upton Park. "The application was very good from us. We conceded really early and then it was very tough to play against a tough team as they had confidence early. In the second half, we reacted really well but not good enough to reduce three goals. We have used a lot of players recently and the plan was to try to conserve and be fit for the weekend [Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace]. Practically all of the players will be fit."

    4/20/2016 9:35:10 PM
  • Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew after his side's defeat at Manchester United: "I was disappointed to concede a goal like we did in the first six minutes, it was avoidable. There was a bit of blurred focus from my players, in terms of [Sunday's FA Cup] semi-final. You could see a bit of that in our play. It's understandable."
    4/20/2016 9:37:30 PM
  • Louis van Gaal felt his Manchester United side should have won by more: "I was very happy with the performance [but] we should have scored many more goals."
    4/20/2016 9:38:56 PM
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