Liverpool may have rolled over bitter rivals Everton in a display that will rank as one of the all-time one sided affairs in the history of the Merseyside Derby, but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp — more often than not found grinning ear to ear after his side win — wasn’t his usual jovial self following the final whistle.
“That was really not easy for Everton,” said the Reds manager with an obvious sense of pride. “We are in a good moment, we played football, we created chances and we could have scored a few more. We did well, but usually after a 4-0 I don?t know how to keep my smile off my face, but today it is pretty easy to be honest [after the injury to Origi],” conceded Klopp. “All the other teams in the table above us won too, so nothing has happened, but we can?t change this ? we have to win as often as possible.”
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The Belgian opened the scoring with a towering header and Mamadou Sakho added another before the break, but not long after the restart, Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori was dismissed for a horrible tackle on the youngster that saw him stretchered off the pitch. Daniel Sturridge added another and Philippe Coutinho capped off the night with a wonderful curling effort, but the manager was still left waxing philosophical in his post match presser. The Reds have finally started to put to bed some of the inconsistencies that made them so frustrating in the latter stages of former boss Brendan Rodgers reign, but Klopp has stressed that they’re far from the finished product.
“I know in football the last thing everybody wants to do is wait for something, but it?s the only way I know ? sorry!,” laughed the charismatic German. “In each game we?ve had a different formation ? Stoke, Dortmund, Bournemouth, today, but you always see a few parts of our style of play. We are not only a pressing and counter-pressing team, we are a possession team too and it?s a challenge to bring it all together.” he explained. “We will still work on it, it is not finished. We need players, so they have to do the work and hopefully we will have enough for the final few games.”