Thursday, 30th January, 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was pleased after his charges rectified their mistakes from the Aston Villa game on 18th January to thump Everton 4-0 in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Tuesday.

In the match against the Villains, the Reds started in a lackadaisical manner and found themselves 2-0 down by the 36th minute.

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But goals from Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard made the scoreline 2-2 as Liverpool dropped points at Anfield for the first time since their slender 1-0 loss to Southampton on 21st September.

Conversely, Rodgers’ side were a completely different unit against Everton as they raced to a three-goal lead by the 35th minute, courtesy of a goal from Gerrard and a Sturridge brace.


Luis Suarez made it 4-0 shortly after half-time and it could have been a “five star” display from Liverpool if Sturridge converted a penalty in the 54th minute.

However, Rodgers was satisfied with the Reds’ performance in the Merseyside derby and explained that his side learnt from their shortcomings in the Aston Villa game.

"I thought what was important was that we could control the space better", the manager told his club’s official site.

"I felt that once we got the goal up front we were able to close the space and we've got real quick players on the counter attack and that allowed us to break forward and look a real threat.

"You learn from every game, both as a player and a coach. And I think tonight you could see in the response from the players that they are always learning.

“To get a 4-0 victory against a team that has only conceded 11 goals away from home shows the real quality in our performance."

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