Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge stunned Everton with a two goal display, then was forced to apologise to team mates after the match.
The in-form England striker took two first half goals expertly, and was then given the chance to secure his hat-trick after Raheem Sterling was brought down in the penalty area by on-rushing goalkeeper Tim Howard.
Sturridge stepped up in front of the Kop, and blazed his penalty comfortably over the bar. This prompted manger Brendan Rodgers to bring the striker off with the score at 4-0 against their old rivals.
After the match, he had this to say to the Mirror: "I didn't react in any way (to the manger) when I came off, I was just disappointed in how I took the penalty."
Rodgers defended his decision to bring the striker off: "It was time to balance the team. It wasn't a difficult decision."
The win at Anfield has moved Liverpool back into the Champions League places as Everton slip down to sixth, four points behind their Merseyside rivals.
Next up for the Reds is West Brom away on Sunday whilst Everton host Aston Villa on Saturday.
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