Nick Saban

Liverpool beat Everton 4-0 in Merseyside derby

Jurgen Klopp won the first Merseyside derby with a convincing win at Anfield. His Liverpool side thrashed Everton 4-0 to put even more pressure on Roberto Martinez.


Martinez has been under pressure during recent weeks with his Everton side on a poor run of form, but this defeat at the hands of their bitter rivals can be difficult to take for the fans. Liverpool was impressive over the course of the match and did not give their opponents any chance during the game.

There was a big contrast between both managers as Klopp seems to be enjoying every minute of the game while Martinez was quite frustrated and concerned with his team.

The next game against Manchester United can be important for Martinez, and if Everton get beaten again, then it would be difficult to imagine that Martinez will be the manager next season.

Liverpool, on the other hand, started the match well and put Everton under pressure. The first Liverpool goal came in the 43rd minute when DivockOrigi will connect with a James Milner cross. Four minutes later, the host will double their lead again thanks to a Milner’s cross. This time, it would be Mamadou Sakho who would score with an impressive header. Read more

Jurgen Klopp remains confident about Training

Jurgen Klopp remains confident that the week-long training camp in Tenerife will help the players rejuvenate for a great end to the campaign.

Liverpool’s aspirations of at least qualifying for the Europa League to a major blow after the 3-2 defeat against Southampton during the weekend. The defeat leaves Liverpool just three points above Chelsea, who have been in much better form since the turn of the year. Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring for the Reds before Daniel Sturridge made it a two-goal advantage inside 25 minutes. However, Liverpool were unable to sustain this good position throughout the 90 minutes.

Some impressive changes made by opposition manager Ronald Koeman meant that Liverpool found themselves 3-2 down going into the final 10 minutes. Even the introduction of Belgian international Christian Benteke did not help Liverpool get three points from this away trip. The league now goes on a holiday for two weeks due to the international break, with fans having to take advantage of entertainment offers Manchester instead. The club have tried to take advantage of this absence by going on a training camp in Tenerife. Klopp says that he is already seeing positive signs from his players after just a few days. The club return to action with a home game against title chasing Tottenham.

Klopp will want to cause a major upset in the title race by beating Spurs. “It’s going really well. We had 13 players plus two keepers training this morning, including a lot of young players. It was a good session.All the injured players have come away with us too and it’s nice to have them here.This is a really good training ground and the weather is a little bit better than in England!We’re having a good time. This is a good place for us to work this week.We’re working hard in the mornings and then in the afternoons it’s time with the families,” said Klopp.

RODGERS DISAGREES

Brendan Rodgers has expressed his disagreement over Steven Gerrard’s recent statements.

A few days ago, Gerrard had said that the Reds didn’t approach that famous Chelsea game of 2013-14 Premier League with the kind of attitude they needed to.

Liverpool had lost that game to lose the League title as well ultimately.

According to Gerrard, there was a sense of overconfidence in team’s preparation leading to that game and it harmed them eventually.

But, Rodgers, who was in charge of Liverpool at that time, is of the opinion that the attitude was perfectly okay and it couldn’t have been any different.

In the words of Rodgers, “I wouldn’t like to agree to what has been said regarding our approach that day.”

“We had played aggressive Football all season and we went the same way against Chelsea too. There was nothing wrong in that.”

“It was only a misfortune that just before the break, a slip happened and it shifted the momentum in the opposite direction. But, till that instance, they had not been able to put us under pressure.”

“Even when we came after the break, we continued with the same approach for some time and we were being able to do well, but, then, towards the end, we seemed to go into our shell a little bit.”

It was the first time after his sacking that Rodgers was interacting with the press and apart from talking about the remarks of Gerrard, he spoke on some of the transfer decisions as well that he took while he was the Reds boss.

The Irishman also made it clear that he would not mind taking up the managerial job in some other league around the world if the offer comes to him.

Rodgers has so far managed only the English clubs in his short managerial career which had started in 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

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