New signing Van Dijk's header wins it for Liverpool

For Van Dijk and Liverpool, a Winning Start

For most of 90 minutes, every eye at Anfield was trained on Virgil van Dijk.

Virgil van Dijk became an instant favorite at Liverpool by marking his debut with a late goal to clinch a 2-1 win over local rival Everton in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday. "To score a goal is even more special".

However, Van Dijk met Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's inswinging corner with a firm downwards header five minutes from time in front of the Kop to secure the hosts' place in round four and induce wild celebrations both on the pitch and in the stands.

It was a fine finish to a game that was otherwise low on quality, as Liverpool, clearly tired from their Christmas travails, sank to the level of a boring Sam Allardyce Blues side, gifting a sloppy equalizer to Gylfi Sigurdsson after a first half penalty from James Milner had put Jurgen Klopp's team ahead.

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James Milner put Liverpool ahead in the 35th minute by converting a contentiously awarded penalty.

Everton manager Sam Allardyce was more positive with his approach than the fixture last month, although the visitors found Liverpool's defence, marshalled by Van Dijk, resilient and were unable to register a shot on target in the first half.

Liverpool hasn't lost to Everton in 16 matches, a club record. After a flare-up on the touchline, Firmino reacted angrily to being pushed into an advertising hoarding and shouted something at Holgate. A clearly unhappy Firmino vaulted back onto the field and sprinted toward Holgate, swearing in Portuguese, and was lucky that referee Bobby Madley stepped in between them to intervene.

Yannick Bolasie won possession and found Rooney's replacement Ademola Lookman, who showed superb awareness to break forward before he found Phil Jagielka on the edge of the box.

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