Ruthless Liverpool shred Everton’s defences leaving Silva staring into the abyss


This fixture had become so painful as the years stretched on after 1999 that by the time Roberto Martinez had overseen two 4-0 defeats at Anfield, many Evertonians had developed a self-protective numbness to the derby. A certain level of defeatism and realism in the run-up to the game helps one cope with the agony of defeat and no one really gave Everton a chance tonight.