Virgil van Dijk scores late derby winner on debut

Virgil van Dijk scored a dramatic late winner on his Liverpool debut to beat Everton 2-1 in the Merseyside derby.

Jurgen Klopp had to make do without Philippe Coutinho, who was again suffering from a transfer-window injury. In the first half, there were few clear cut chances until Mason Holgate conceded a soft foul on Adam Lallana in the box, and James Milner converted.

Tempers then spilled over as Roberto Firmino was shoved into the crowd by Holgate, but Bobby Madley let the incident pass without a yellow after Holgate appeared to be riled by Firmino.

In the second half, Liverpool had Everton on the back foot until Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised with a superb counter-attack from a Liverpool corner.

The game looked to be heading to a replay before Van Dijk headed into an empty net after Jordan Pickford missed the flight of the ball.

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