Liverpool continue derby dominance, beat Everton 3-1 in Premier League
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 04, 2017,
Apr 04, 2017, 19:38
Koeman accepted midfielder Ross Barkley might have been fortunate not to receive two yellow cards for poor challenges in the Anfield contest.
The Dutchman was unhappy at what he saw as an overreaction to challenges from his players.
Philippe Coutinho illuminated a feisty Merseyside derby with a stunning individual goal to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday, helping the red half of the city maintain its recent dominance over its neighbor. If I show you [my leg] it will be headlines tomorrow.
Jurgen Klopp was visibly upbeat and pleased with the result as he spoke to the reporters in the post-match conference.
He revealed that they talked about it at half-time and "adapted the formation a little bit" to ensure that it didn't "happen like this anymore". It's like hearsay for me. Like I say, I'm ready and ready now to do whatever.
"Yes, I think the progress is going on still. Not happy when I took him off, but I like his desire". They don't ask for anything that's not right.
"Everybody's very hungry and we have one goal in common and that's to finish in the highest spot possible in the league". If you don't have injuries you will be in the place of Chelsea.
"I am a manager who if a young player is developing and we have injury problems it is an opportunity for the young players".
"We like to dominate the game, but we know that we will have to defend the strengths of United". "So far we have played a really good season, but it's not finished so we have to carry on". "We conceded too easy the second and third". "We had some chances but we did a mistake and they punished us".
The 3-1 victory in the 228th Merseyside derby made it ten points from the last 12 for the Reds.
"For me, my opinion, that is a bad thing, because you have to play the game fair".
"I am really proud about my team".
The standing ovation that Coutinho received after being substituted late on showed just what Liverpool's fans thought of his display.
Klopp refused to put any timescale on Mane's recovery but admitted the attacker didn't look comfortable in the dressing room after the game.