In a massive Merseyside Derby that will go a long way to deciding the final positions in the top seven of the English Premier League, Liverpool romped to a 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday.
In front of their own fans the Reds excelled on an emotional afternoon that saw Anfield honour football legend Ronnie Moran, who sadly passed away on 22nd March.
After a touching pre-match tribute the teams got down to business and Jurgen Klopp’s side didn’t waste any time in punishing the Toffees, scoring in the 8th minute thanks to a Sadio Mane strike.
An equaliser from Matthew Pennington made things interesting, for about 3 minutes anyway. Philippe Coutinho put the home side back in front in short order before Divock Origi finished things off in the second half with a fine finish.
It moves Liverpool up to third ahead of Sunday’s fixtures and boosts their hopes of qualifying for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
In the end it was a comfortable win for the Reds and this stat from Squawka shows the result was probably never in much doubt, with Klopp showing in his time at the club that he definitely knows how to get over the line on derby day.
Jürgen Klopp is the first Liverpool manager to win his first three Premier League Merseyside Derbies.
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Also regularly picking up big results against the top six sides in the Premier League, when the big occasion comes calling, Klopp’s Liverpool usually respond.
Supporters may be wondering where their season could have gone had they managed to produce more consistent results against the smaller teams in the division.