Brendan Rogers has described his delight over the 4-0 haul over rivals Everton, as Liverpool continue their dominating presence in the English Premier League, Sky Sports reports.
With less than 25 minutes gone, Liverpool’s home support had something to cheer about as Liverpool showed their attacking class to grab their first of four goals at Anfield.
Goals from Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard and striker Luis Suarez combined with a double from Daniel Sturridge crafted the 4-0 score line, despite Sturridge missing a second-half penalty.
“I’m delighted for the players and obviously the supporters,” said Rodgers.
“I know that feelings run high here on Merseyside for the derby games. It was a brilliant team performance. There was good defensive organisation. We were outstanding on the counter attack and we controlled our spaces really well.
“We were clinical in front of goal. We scored four and could have had arguably two or three more. It was a brilliant win for us and I’m delighted for everyone.
“It’s obviously really special because of the nature of the game – it was two teams that have been doing outstandingly well and doing the city proud throughout the course of the season.
“It was a combination of the players and the supporters – they were brilliant again tonight. I’m delighted for them because I know how special the derby games are here and how special they are for the supporters.
“For them to get that win and the victory, and for the players to perform how they did, was really special. We’ve got a real focus and concentration going into every game.
“This was a massive game tonight as everyone who came to the ground knew, so for us to score goals, defend like we did and attack with that efficiency was very pleasing.
“We knew it was going to be a big match. I’m more delighted for the players and supporters. For me, it’s three points; I’ll be more delighted at the end of the season if we can arrive in the top four. I’ll probably over-analyse the performance and see the areas we can improve on going forward.”
The Merseyside derby win leaves Liverpool in fourth place, only six points behind league leaders Arsenal.