When play against a team like that you need to get the second goal to kill them mentally.
He had a poor game in the first half at the Hawthorns but was unplayable after the break.
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“But unfortunately we [conceded] on the counterattack”.
“I haven’t lost a derby yet (won one, drawn five) and they are always good games”. Rodgers will be fully aware that it is the derby that will be far more important when any decision is made over whether to retain his services.
Particularly given the availability of top managers such as Jürgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti, the authorities at Liverpool FC might decide it is the right time to make a change.
He said: “It’s electric, like nothing else”.
David Moyes was in charge at Goodison Park when Everton beat Roy Hodgson’s Liverpool 2-0 then; current manager Roberto Martinez has yet to enjoy a derby in in four attempts.
“That is something you have to take on the chin as a coach and as players”. This was about the people in the stands and this was a game for them. In a weak Premier League, Champions League qualification was the minimum expectation, but he failed to achieve that goal despite significant investment in the club by the owners over the summer.
After edging past Aston Villa last weekend and being held to a 1-1 Europa League draw by mediocre Swiss side Sion – a result which was booed by supporters – the scrutiny on Rodgers remains.
For the first time in 110 weeks, Manchester United enters a Premier League game as the leader. Olsson looks like he’s done his groin, which is a worry, and with him and McAuley out we are struggling really’.
“What a great game just to forget about this game tonight”.
Philippe Coutinho continues to be capable of moments of brilliance, while last Saturday saw Daniel Sturridge announce his return from injury with two expert finishes.
In his column in the Liverpool Echo, Ball has explained why he is confident the Toffees can take all three points at Goodison Park.
They come to a fork in the road on Sunday.
There’s a certain amount of excitement because the attacking play was probably as good as we’ve seen this season.
“In the next two training sessions we will get a clear idea”.