Everton boss Ronald Koeman says Liverpool bench was 'crazy'

"When I saw him in the dressing room, it didn't look like he'll be ready for Wednesday", the coach told Liverpool FC's website.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane, right, scores his side's first goal, during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Everton, at Anfield, in Liverpool, England, Saturday April 1, 2017.

The win sees Liverpool move to 59 points and into third place, tied with second-place Tottenham on points but trailing in goal differential by seven.

Liverpool's fans proved a source of irritation to Jurgen Klopp, as the Reds manager took exception to hearing his name sung before the end of Saturday's Merseyside derby win.

Klopp took umbrage to a number of challenges from Toffees players and, as his tendency, he let referee Anthony Taylor know all about it. Please behave a little bit more.

Koeman said: "Maybe you are right that he (Barkley) deserved two yellows for two tackles, but if I watch the Liverpool bench, and one Liverpool coach - not the manager but one of the coaches - the referee would have to show eight red cards to Everton".

"My staff is fine, really good boys, involved in the game".

Barkley's risky tackle was a big talking point after the game but, speaking in a post-match interview, Ronald Koeman had the audacity to criticise Klopp for his reaction to the challenge. We made it really hard.

"I'm still a kind of a guest in this country, how can I decide what is OK and what is not OK?"

"We are different to them". We shook hands after the game and so I don't think it's my job to speak about him. I thought they did really well, controlled it and scored fantastic goals. "Almost everything was ideal, we win it, the performance was good [but] then we lose Sadio Mane", Klopp told a news conference.

Klopp removed Coutinho to preserve a crucial element of his forward line after seeing another member, Sadio Mane, limp off with a left leg injury in the 57th after landing awkwardly in a challenge.

"I'm really emotional but my teams are always top of the fair play table because aggressiveness is to hurt yourself".

  • Julie Sanders