Gylfi Sigurdsson scored twice and Dominic Calvert-Lewin added a third late on as Everton beat Cardiff City 3-0.
Everton broke the deadlock four minutes before half-time when Seamus Coleman squared the ball to Sigurdsson to drive home.
The Icelander netted again with a well-struck left-footed effort on 66 minutes.
Calvert-Lewin slotted in Idrissa Gueye's pass in stoppage time to seal a Toffees win ahead of the Merseyside derby.
Victory moves Everton up to ninth place on 36 points.
Neil Warnock's side, who failed to muster a shot on target, remain a point above the relegation zone in 17th on 25 points.
Cardiff: 2 Mar v Wolves (A)
Everton: 3 Mar v Liverpool (H)