What did Klopp and Henderson say after victory over Everton?

Demonstrating togetherness within the squad

What did Klopp and Henderson think after ​Sadio Mane’s goal deep into injury time settled a scrappy Merseyside derby in Liverpool’s favour at Goodison Park?

This meant Liverpool close the gap on Chelsea to just six points now after an incredibly hard fought victory against Everton in the Merseyside derby.

It was Jürgen Klopp’s first visit to Goodison Park and it took 94 minutes before he witnessed the winner.

Klopp’s reaction

Jurgen Klopp on Sky Sports: “Enjoy isn’t the right word – it was very intense and a deserved win in a difficult game.”

“I don’t agree it was a poor first half. Maybe not the best football – you have to adapt to Everton’s wild game. A game like this you have to interrupt their rhythm with passing.”

“In the second half it was clear they couldn’t do the same. We were better, we didn’t give one chance away I think. The best thing you can do on a night like this is win and you saw how happy our fans were. I can’t remember one chance for Everton.”

Klopp with Lallana at the final whistle

“The plan of Everton was wild football. They were chasing us everywhere, it is really difficult to play against this. We couldn’t handle it at first, we will be better at reacting against this in a few months.”

“We were much better in the second half, we could have scored earlier but actually I don’t care. We needed someone who could shoot and Daniel Sturridge did that.

“If you only win games when you are brilliant you won’t win many games. It was a battle and we were ready for it.”

“The goal was not the hardest shot from Sturridge, but hard enough. It was a wonderful feeling.”

“I don’t like the flares too much. I’m a little bit scared about this. It was a long, long stoppage time. We gave them no chance.”

Match preview: Liverpool vs Everton

Scenes at the end of the game

What did Henderson say?

“It was a bit hectic and a bit wild. We dealt with it well. We knew Everton would come at us from the off. It’s a great feeling to come here and win. There’s no better place to win away from home.”

“The boys were brilliant. In the second-half we dominated throughout and could have scored a few more.”

On Ross Barkley’s second-half tackle on him: “It was pretty late. I know Ross well – he’s a good lad and he mistimed the tackle. He apologised after the match. Thankfully I’m alright. It’s a derby. When you’re on the pitch you give 100% to win the game.”

“It’s a derby, it doesn’t matter if you’re friends off the field. You give 100 per cent and you move on. He just mistimed the tackle. After the game you apologise but thankfully I’m alright. It was just mistimed, you’ll get that in derby games. After the game you shake hands and move on.”

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