Klopp feels that Liverpool felt like its old self in their 2-0 Merseyside Derby win over Everton
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted that their derby win over Everton comes as a “massive relief” and that Liverpool made a “statement” by the win.
Liverpool’s ‘statement’ win
Jurgen Klopp was pleased with his team’s dominant performance in the Merseyside Derby against the struggling Everton.
Salah managed to score on a Darwin Nunez assist and Cody Gakpo managed a second one, scoring his first goal for the club since his arrival in January. This was Liverpool’s first win in the Premier League since the start of the new year.
As a bonus, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino, who have been both injured for a long time, made an appearance as second-half subs.
Klopp was overjoyed with teh result, telling BBC Sport: “It felt like us, it looked like us. The result is massive relief. Tonight everyone starts believing a little bit more again. We have to keep going.
“The performance was a statement for us that we can do this. We had to play our game and that was pretty much the case for 95 minutes and that’s why deserved the points.
“To get out of our situation we need performances. I saw the same [swagger] but we have to prove it. We have to carry on.”
“It felt like us, it looked like us. The result is massive relief.“
In regards to an effort from James Tarkowski who hit the post in the first half, Klopp said: “We were lucky [when Tarkowski hit the post]. Darwin went full throttle. The second goal was a wonderful counter-attack as well. We were so dominant. I don’t know the figures, but it must have been 70 per cent possession.
“The whole performance was extremely important for us because we needed to make a statement.”