Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes that his team’s 4-1 win over rivals Everton has set a new benchmark for the Reds in big fixtures. Watch the boss’ post-match presser here.
Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool showed no mercy on former manager Rafael Benitez to leave the Spaniard clinging to his job as Everton boss after losing the Merseyside derby.
The Reds had won just one of their previous nine visits to Goodison, but were in complete control from the first whistle against Benitez’s men, who have now taken just two points from the last 24 on offer in the Premier League.
Stunning strikes from Jordan Henderson and Salah inside 20 minutes gave Everton a mountain to climb.
Demarai Gray’s strike gave the Toffees hope before the break.
But that was extinguished by another clinical Salah finish just after the hour mark as the Egyptian took his tally for the season to 19 goals in 19 games before Diogo Jota blasted home a fourth 12 minutes from time.
“It was for sure the best performance at Goodison since I have been at Liverpool,” said Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp.
“We had some good games here but never as good or convincing as tonight.
“Tonight we showed we made a big step in our development. This is now our benchmark we have to reach when we play these type of games.”
Watch Klopp’s post-match presser: