Five things we learned from Liverpool’s late victory over Everton

Liverpool took themselves to second in the table after they beat Everton 1-0 in a feisty Merseyside derby.

Sadio Mane’s late winner in the 94th minute secured a well deserved three points for the visitors, who helped continue Everton’s poor derby record at Goodison Park.

Substitute Daniel Sturridge’s weak effort somehow rebounded back off the Everton post, only to find it’s way straight into the path of Senegal international Mane, who reacted fastest to bag his eighth goal of the season.

There were few chances before the end, with Roberto Firmino coming closest during normal time, only to be denied excellently by substitute keeper Joel Robles.

The result is a huge one for the Reds who closed the gap on leaders Chelsea, but for Everton it was another disappointing result in what has been an inconsistent season so far.

The Toffees failed to build on the momentum of their victory over Arsenal last week and will remain in ninth position for Christmas.

Both sides can take plenty from the game, though, as can we. Here are five things we learned from the fiery derby …