Jurgen Klopp expressed his delight after seeing Liverpool maintain their advantage at the top of the Premier League with a 5-2 Merseyside derby thrashing of Everton at Anfield.
The league leaders continued their unbeaten start to the season with a brilliant attacking display against their struggling city rivals, Divock Origi scoring twice in addition to goals from Xherdan Shaqiri, Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Victory extended Liverpool’s unbeaten league record into a club-record 32nd game, and Klopp admits he was pleased with his side’s performance as they ruthlessly dismantled Marco Silva’s side.
“All the goals were incredible, outstanding. Wonderful goals, sensational passes, super pieces of football. I loved it a lot,” Klopp told Match of the Day.
It was a much changed line up for Liverpool ahead of the clash, Klopp opting to name the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and captain Jordan Henderson amongst the substitutes.
Switzerland international Shaqiri would mark his first start of the season with a well-taken goal, whilst Origi once again thrived in the forward line as Klopp’s heavily rotated side delivered an impressive performance.
Klopp admitted it was important to rotate as his side prepare for a congested winter schedule, insisting his squad members are always ready to deliver performances whenever called upon.
“We needed fresh legs and I had to show my respect to the boys in the squad, that’s all. They proved it. It is much more fun making changes, all of the boys are ready to deliver performances like this.”
Liverpool will look to continue their title push when they travel to face Bournemouth this weekend, whilst Everton will hope to bounce back when they host Chelsea at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime.