Jurgen Klopp was surprised at the ease of Liverpool’s 4-0 victory over Everton at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez described the 4-0 capitualtion as “horrible” and “horrific” as goals from Divock Origi, Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho fired the hosts to a resounding victory.
To compound matters, the Toffees had defender Ramiro Funes Mori sent off for a bad tackle on Divock Origi and from there on in it was plain sailing for Klopp’s men.
Klopp even appeared to feel somewhat sorry for the visitors after their Anfield mauling.
“To be honest I could say it was really difficult but the second half wasn’t,” said Klopp.
“It was really difficult for Everton: red card, injuries, good opponent.
“The second half changed completely with the red card and then the next change when Stones had to come off that was really not easy for Everton.
“There was no real fight any more. That is not usual. There have been a lot more intensive derbies for sure and there will be a lot more intensive derbies.”