Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed their 4-1 win over Everton as the greatest Goodison Park performance of his managerial career. The corresponding fixture last season derailed Liverpool’s season when Virgil Van Dijk suffered a long-term knee injury. The Reds made up for it with a brilliant attacking display on the turf of their rivals. The margin of victory was their biggest since 1982.
“It was, for sure, the best performance we’ve shown since I’ve been at Liverpool at Goodison,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said. “We’ve had some good games here but not as good as tonight; never as calm as we were tonight, we were never as convincing as we were tonight. That is why we won the game, I’m really happy about that.”
“Since I have been at Liverpool, we have had to learn how to play this kind of game,” Klopp added. “We had to learn to play at Old Trafford, learn to play at Goodison, and tonight we showed we’ve taken a big step in our development, and that is really good. It doesn’t mean anything for the future, but it shows this is our benchmark, this is the level we have to reach to overcome these teams.”
“We are a very emotional football team, but first and foremost you need to have the right mood and mindset,” Klopp explained. “Emotions are good, but they are not the most important thing. The two derbies for us, against Everton and Manchester United, are big games. We have to learn how to keep ourselves calm and together if we want to play our best football.”