Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp picks out 3 players who impressed him the most following 2-0 win against Everton
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has showered praise on his substitutes Jordan Henderson, Divock Origi and Luis Diaz for their impressive performances in the win against Everton and for changing the game.
Liverpool took all 3 points from a crucial 2-0 victory over the Toffees at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday (April 24).
Jurgen Klopp made a double substitution at the hour mark by replacing Sadio Mane and Naby Keita with Diaz and Origi respectively. The Belgian had an instant impact, and was crucial in the build-up to the first goal two minutes later. Diaz then assisted Origi for the second goal in the 85th minute to seal the contest.
Klopp also brought on Henderson just three minutes before Origi’s goal.
Jurgen Klopp showered praise on his players (as quoted by the Liverpool Echo):
“They did what substitutions should do. We are really happy with their impact this season, to be honest.
“When the boys come on it is all about the right mindset, being ready including all three subs, Hendo came on late but how he showed up was absolutely exceptional.”
“Obviously, Luis and Divock were involved in the goals and that helps especially when you play against such a low block.”
“Was it brave? We tried to adapt the game as well in the protection, Anthony (Gordon) was on his bike a couple of times, we cannot leave Joel (Matip) constantly there alone, it makes no sense.
“We told Trent (Alexander-Arnold) to play from a little bit deeper and we wanted Fab on that side as well.”
The German added:
“So we knew where the threat was coming from and still couldn’t always defend it in the first place.
“That is how it is. In football, if you don’t take risks you cannot win a football game.
“It was obviously easy to improve from the first half and we did, that’s why it was all good.”