Liverpool continue their recent resurgence on a night to remember for the Reds as they embarrass Everton and Roberto Martinez.
The Toffees were never at the races at Anfield and this result will heap further pressure on Martinez as he could only watch Jurgen Klopp’s rampant Reds destroy his side.
Two late first-half headers from Divock Origi and Mamadou Sahko broke the deadlock for the home side, who added further goals after the break thanks to Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho.
Having dominated from the start, Liverpool eventually took the lead through Divock OrigiÂ’s fifth goal in as many games in the 43rd minute, the Belgian getting above John Stones to head home MilnerÂ’s cross at the far post.
With Everton rocking, the Reds were able to press home their advantage and doubled their lead in first-half stoppage time, James Milner and Adam Lallana working a slick one-two before crossing for Mamadou Sakho to head into an unguarded net.
Liverpool probably should have been in front before their two late strikes in the first half, Joel Robles doing brilliantly to deny first Adam Lallana and then Firmino when one-on-one.
Philippe Coutinho then went close with an angled effort from 20 yards, while Lallana should have nodded home when Nathaniel Clyne picked him out with a cross to the near post, only for the England man to head narrowly wide.
Any hope of an Everton comeback in the second half were soon derailed by a straight red card for Ramiro Funes Mori, the Argentine getting his marching orders after catching Origi high on the ankle.
Funes Mori left the field beating the Everton badge, while Origi was taken off on a stretcher, raising questions over whether he will play again this season.
OrigiÂ’s replacement, Daniel Sturridge, did not take long to have his say on matters, the striker latching onto a Lucas through ball before a neat finish past the on-rushing Robles as he netted for the 50th time as a Red.
With Funes Mori off and John Stones forced from the pitch with an injury, Everton were forced to play the last half an hour without a recognised centre-back, leading to Liverpool creating chance after chance as they racked up 41 attempts on goal.
More goals were inevitable, Coutinho getting the fourth when he side footed home into the bottom corner from outside the box.
The win means it is four wins in 14 days for Liverpool, while Everton will need to pick themselves up quickly for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United.