Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has intimated that there will be no wholesale changes to the Liverpool squad this summer after giving the players he inherited from Brendan Rodgers a ringing endorsement after the Reds thrashed Merseyside rivals Everton 4-0 in the derby last night.
In his post match press conference, he is quoted by the Liverpool Echo:
“We have only really good players, there are no players in this squad that I think ‘why is he here?’. The problem is that there are other good squads in the Premier League too. In the meantime, it looks like we can win a few games and that’s nice!”
The Reds were 2-0 up at half time through headed goals from Divock Origi and Mamadou Sakho. The game was somewhat marred by the ankle ligament damage that Origi suffered in the second half after a bad tackle from Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori who was subsequently sent off by referee Bobby Madley. The Reds sealed victory with goals from Daniel Sturridge and Phillippe Coutinho (although Sturridge has since claimed that the Brazilian’s shot brushed him before going in).
Liverpool are now up to 7th in the Premier League table with 54 points from 33 games played.