But the Belgian forward claimed a place in Liverpool folklore by scoring six minutes into stoppage time to keep Jurgen Klopp's team just two points behind leaders Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. This is more than being about a derby win, it's about keeping in touch with Manchester City.
Pedro Rodriguez and Ruben Loftus-Cheek grabbed the goals as Chelsea bounced back from their first league loss last weekend at Tottenham by once again beating Fulham.
Silva said: "He didn't apologise to me".
Everton were seconds away from securing a well-deserved point at Anfield on Derby Day, but Divock Origi's 96th-minute header after a mistake by Jordan Pickford consigned them to defeat. As players, we know how much it means to us.
The victory extended Arsenal's unbeaten run in all competitions to 19 matches, underscoring the excellent work done by manager Unai Emery in his first season at the club.
Anfield erupted after the fortunate victor, with Klopp also getting carried away and running on to embrace his goalkeeper Allison but Klopp said he had meant no disrespect. And so, it's all down to Liverpool, which is why they simply couldn't afford to drop points against Everton.
Fluke goal gets Liverpool home, Arsenal outgun Spurs in six-goal derby clash
Salah's extraordinary season last term also saw him win the Premier League's best player award by both the Professional Footballers' Association and the Football Writers' Association, along with the Premier League's Golden Boot award.
Klopp said that Liverpool were focused on beating Everton rather than the title race.
Origi has struggled to get his Liverpool career going since the injury and spent last season on loan in Germany with Wolfsburg. Both forwards were substituted against Everton, which highlights their current level of performance, but the fact that Liverpool are still on City's coat-tails without Salah and Firmino in top form will offer encouragement for when the tide inevitably turns in their favour.
Jurgen Klopp has been branded "disrespectful" after he celebrated Liverpool's injury-time victor against Everton by sprinting onto the pitch.
Liverpool FC will now turn their attentions towards their trip to Burnley in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
After a disappointing display at PSG in midweek, Klopp made three changes to his starting lineup, with the suspended Jordan Henderson one of those dropping out.
Silva said: "If we scored that goal and been so lucky I might have done the same".
NASA InSight mission successfully lands on Mars
The round, dome-shaped seismometer will sit on the surface and sense vibrations, or, as they're known on Mars, Marsquakes. The image shows the landscape of the Elysium Planitia, which is a large plain that's located at the equator of Mars.