Everton won Liverpool at Anfield for the first time since 1999, with their 2-0 success ending a run of 24 games without victory against their oldest rivals.
They scored inside three minutes through Richarlison and doubled that advantage late on courtesy of a Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty. However, the main man to credit for the Toffees’ success was manager Ancelotti, Carragher told Monday Night Football.
“I never gave a man of the match in the game for whatever reason, maybe it slipped my mind. There was probably three or four Everton players you could have given it to, but I watched the game again yesterday morning when I got up and their man of the match was the manager, Carlo Ancelotti,” said Carragher.
“It’s 22 years since they won at Anfield, 1999. But that’s just the Premier League; notoriously, Everton’s record at Anfield is horrendous. So, to actually win at Anfield for Everton is huge. They’re celebrating like mad, and rightly so.
“Before Saturday, this was Everton’s league record at Anfield since 1962/3 – 58 games, six wins in 58. That’s why that was so big, what happened on Saturday night.
“Forget the ’22 years, Everton’s record at Anfield’. Even with the greatest team, you go through the 60s – Everton won a title in the 60s, an FA Cup, got to another final – only won once at Anfield. They won the league in 1970. Again, the 70s, only one win at Anfield. The 80s, Everton’s greatest-ever team – only won twice there.”
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