Jurgen Klopp was left with the “best feeling you can get as a manager” after Liverpool’s 5-2 win over Everton.
The Reds were out to continue their impressive start to the season with their 14th win in 15 games while simultaneously inflicting further misery on Everton.
And Liverpool did just that with a scintillating display of attacking football which saw the Reds find the net four times in the opening half through Sadio Mane, Xherdan Shaqiri and a brace from Divock Origi.
But the Blues remained in the contest as Liverpool’s inability to keep a clean sheet stretched to its 13th game in all competitions as the visitors twice found themselves on the scoresheet in a dramatic opening half, before Gini Wijnaldum added the finishing touches at the end of regulation time.
The evening saw Klopp make five changes to his starting lineup from the side who overcame Brighton, and the boss was left with the “best feeling” after the game as they each delivered.
“A really, really good [performance], especially in the circumstances I created myself by making five changes. That can lead to some problems but I didn’t see any of them,” he told reporters.
“We had to make changes. It was clear it would be an intense game so we needed fresh legs.
“We scored incredible goals. We had to fight. A few things defensively didn’t work out, we surprised them maybe with our team and we didn’t adapt quickly enough to their system change.
“I was fine with 4-1 but not 4-2. But we adapted in the second half.
“The boys [coming in] delivering like they did, it’s the best feeling you can get as a manager.
“It was really good, helped us not only get the three points, but the boys know now how good they are. If they play and deliver like they did tonight, it’s an important sign.”
The victory notched Klopp’s 100th win in the Premier League, but the boss was not interested in focusing on the record as he remains intent on looking forward to this season only.
And it ensures another win will be at the top of the agenda when the Reds face Bournemouth on Saturday, but the boss is certain the Cherries “will want to strike back” after four successive defeats.