He did not launch the strongest squad, Liverpool still beat Everton 5-2 in round 15 of the Premier League on December 4.
Despite the importance of the Merseyside derby, coach Jurgen Klopp has left a series of pillars on the line like Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to rest. Substitute factors such as Divock Origi or Xherdan Shaqiri did not betray Klopp’s belief, as he shone to help Liverpool decide the match in the first half
In the sixth minute, the home team opened the scoring from a counterattack. Only Sadio Mane and Origi joined the ball, but two Liverpool players still combined to eliminate four Everton defenders and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Mane poked at Origi to use the speed of the exit, removing Pickford and finishing on the empty goal.
Liverpool’s early goal opened the match. Everton, who is not good at defending, rushed to attack right at Anfield. In the first half only, the match saw six goals scored.
Sadio Mane, who ranked fourth in the 2019 Golden Ball poll, is the main character of the match. The Senegal striker continued to assist Shaqiri to score in the 16th minute, in a similar ball to the opener. And also from another counter attack at the end of the first half, Mane cut his left foot to get his own goal.
Losing 2-4 after the first half of the match, Everton continued to advance in the second half but could no longer sustain the attack. The students Marco Silva were fortunate not to concede after Sadio Mane missed two situations facing from the quick start of the home team. But Pickford still has to go into the net to pick the ball once more. Georginio Wijnaldum fixed Liverpool’s score 5-2 with a cross shot in the 90th minute.
With 43 points after 15 rounds, Liverpool restored the 11-point gap with Man City. Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students are eight points ahead of the second group of Leicester – the team won Watford 2-0 in this round. The victory over Everton helped Liverpool increase the unbeaten chain to 32 matches, breaking the unbeaten record that the team has set 31 years ago.
With Jurgen Klopp, he is the Liverpool coach who has reached the 100 fastest wins in the Premier League, after only 159 games. This is better than Sir Alex Ferguson (162 matches) and only inferior to Jose Mourinho (142 matches).