EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 3-1 Everton, 5 talking points
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 02, 2017,
Apr 02, 2017, 9:06
"The boys did everything they could to show the power of Anfield, I think it was well deserved", said Klopp, who is the first Liverpool manager to win his first three league derbies.
Coutinho showed Barkley how it's done as Liverpool moved to another derby win vs. Everton.
Everton's 22-year old defenseman who got a rare star as a result of Funes Mori's season-ending injury was given an opportunity to make it up for the lousy placement 20 minutes afterwards, when he took advantage of Liverpool'y yet another awful piece of defending.
Liverpool welcomed city rivals Everton to Anfield for the 228 Merseyside derby as the first of the two big fixtures in the Premier League this weekend, with Arsenal playing Manchester City tomorrow.
The Senegal worldwide has to leave the pitch 12 minutes into the second half at Anfield after opening the scoring in their 3-1 win over the Toffees.
Winger Sadio Mane scored the opening goal for Liverpool in the eighth minute but limped off with a left leg injury in the 57th after landing awkwardly in a challenge.
Liverpool boss Klopp was his usual animated self on the touchline, and was infuriated by a challenge from Ross Barkley on Dejan Lovren which saw the midfielder yellow carded. They didn't need the physio on the pitch.
"It's not what I like, it's a man's sport and your behavior has to be like that".
"I know a few people from other clubs think I am insane, but my teams are always top of the fair-play table because I think aggressiveness is to help yourself", Klopp said. "Then, again, say about it what you want".
The six-point gap which had given Everton, who had lost once in 12 matches since the December derby at Goodison Park, optimism before kick-off now looks an insurmountable one.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman was angry about the way Liverpool's coaching staff reacted to Barkley's tackling.
Wijnaldum has delivered a passionate message on his personal Twitter account after the win over Everton.
However, the visitors weren't level for long, as a wonderful Philippe Coutinho strike restored the home side's advantage, before substitute Divock Origi gave Liverpool a two-goal lead on the hour mark.
Joel Robles had a day to forget in the Everton goal, and the Spaniard really didn't cover himself in glory on this Origi goal.