The Reds showed their dominance in a one-sided Merseyside Derby. From the start Liverpool showed good movement and created two good chances for Lalana and Flirmimo. While Everton threatened on the break.
Liverpool dominated possession and scored two late goals in the first half through Divock Origi and Mamadou Sakho, and both assists were from man of the match, Liverpool stand-in captain, James Milner.
In the second half Origi sustaind a nasty challenge on his ankle from Funes Mori, and had to be stretchered off, while the Argentine was shown a straight red card. This gave Liverpool total control of the game.
Sturridge came on for Origi to make it 3-0 and Philippe Coutinho adding the fourth in what was a wretched night for Everton in a game which Simon Mignolet did not have a save to make.
In his post match interview Klopp said, “To be honest I could say it was really difficult but the second half wasn’t.”
“It was really difficult for Everton: red card, injuries, good opponent.”
“The second half changed completely with the red card and then the next change when Stones had to come off that was really not easy for Everton.”
“There was no real fight any more. That is not usual. There have been a lot more intensive derbies for sure and there will be a lot more intensive derbies.”
The next game for Liverpool is Rapha Benitez’s Newcastle at Anfield.