Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp labels derby victory vs Everton as ‘massive relief’ ahead of Champions League clash against Real Madrid

After a string of awful performances and defeats, Liverpool finally came back to life after defeating the local rival Everton and Jurgen Klopp can finally have something to cheer about.

The Merseyside derby win is always special, but this time it was a win of desperation for the All-Reds as the UEFA Champions League round-of-16 clash with Real Madrid is knocking at the door.

After a long time, Liverpool looked like a proper team with Mo Salah and the co. showed sign of form in the victory at Anfield with the newly arrived Cody Gakpo breaking the scoring deadlock as a Liverpool player.

Jurgen Klopp was seen celebrating with the fans with his famous fist pump in the air and the legendary manager felt that this win was a relief for him and his team.

“It’s a massive relief. I didn’t want to do it but you don’t know when the next time you can. Whatever the crowd would have asked for tonight I would have done it – apart from getting rid of my clothes, we don’t want to torture them.”- the Liverpool boss said.

“I thought the performance was the best it’s been for a while. You take wins when you don’t play well but it’s much better when you deserve it and we deserved it.”

“I really think when you are in difficult situations the way you behave defines the future. We are the club to show how to deal with difficult moments. There is nothing bad to say about how people reacted and tonight was special.”- Klopp concluded.

The win against Everton moved All Reds above Chelsea and to the ninth place in the PL points table as Jurgen Klopp’s men are nine points away from the UCL qualification spot.

The Anfield, fortress to the Kop, will host mighty Real Madrid for the UCL round of 16 on February 21 and the derby win will give them a major boost as the 19 times PL champions will be eyeing to extend the winning record for furthermore.

Liverpool and Real Madrid have had a long rivalry between them in recent years after the two clubs stood each other’s way on regular basis and once again as it stands, a rampant affair is on the way.


Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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