Liverpool can't put a foot wrong right now.
Even when Jurgen Klopp deployed a team of youngsters for their FA Cup third-round tie, they were still able to secure a victory against one of Everton's strongest possible XIs.
Sure, it took some great saves from Adrian and an inspired strike from Curtis Jones, but the weakened line-up still looked incredibly composed to say it was a Merseyside Derby.
However, ties between Liverpool and Everton have started to lose their edge in recent years and it would be fair to say the red side of the city has enjoyed the past decade far more.
For starters, defeat on Sunday afternoon saw Everton go a 21st year without winning at Anfield and many of the Liverpool youngsters weren't alive for that long-gone 1999 result.
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But even when you include ties at Goodison Park, Everton still haven't secured a victory over their bitter rivals since the 2-0 win on October 17, 2010.
For context, that's a whopping 481 weeks, 3,367 days, 80,808 hours and 4,848,480 minutes.
And since that anomalous day where Mikel Arteta and Tim Cahill found the back of the net, Liverpool have emerged victorious over Everton 11 times and have played out 10 draws.
That includes a pair of 4-0 thrashings, two three-goal strolls, the 5-2 romp from earlier this season and just a handful of goalless draws to blot the Liverpool copybook.
And while the gulf in class is obvious at present - they're separated by 33 points in the Premier League - this Merseyside monopoly also continued during some of Liverpool's lowest points.
If they could avoid defeat with Ricky Lambert, Fabio Borini and Mario Balotelli up front, then they most certainly can with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino leading the line.
GIVEMESPORT's Kobe Tong says
There just seems to be some sort of mental block for Everton on derby day.
Ignore the current Liverpool side for the moment, because even the world's best teams can't beat them, but the fact they haven't succeeded in almost 10 years is downright humiliating.
It's a real shame that one of England's most prestigious derbies has become so lop-sided and Carlo Ancelotti will need to call upon all of his expertise to try and change that.
But even a three-time Champions League winner will struggle to buck a trend that has been gnawing away at the Goodison rafters for an entire decade.News Now - Sport News