Jurgen Klopp praised the “calm” manner that helped Liverpool to their biggest win at Goodison in more than 39 years.

The Reds romped to a 4-1 Premier League triumph at Everton in the 239th Merseyside derby on Wednesday night.

It was their most convincing triumph across Stanley Park since the famous 5-0 triumph in November 1982.

Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah scored inside the opening 20 minutes and, although Demarai Gray pulled one back before the break, Salah and Diogo Jota notched in the second half.

And Klopp was delighted with the performance that has kept the Reds within two points of leaders Chelsea.

“They were all great goals,” said the Reds boss. “It was for sure the best performance we showed at Goodison since I’ve been here.

“We have had some good games but never as good as tonight, and never as calm as tonight and never as convincing as tonight.

“That’s why we won the game. I’m really happy about that.”

Salah now has 19 goals in as many games in all competitions this season and has strengthened his position as the Premier League’s leading scorer.

And asked to comment on another outstanding performance from the Egyptian, Klopp said: “Not only Mo, but of course him as well.

“The first goal, what a pass from Hendo. The second one, he put (Seamus) Coleman under pressure. We saw a similar situation in the Chelsea-United game, Jorginho, one of the best in the world, under pressure from a high ball is really tricky. He put that away absolutely great.

“Diogo’s goal was outstanding. The performance of all of the boys was absolutely outstanding.

“Sadio I thought was at moments was unplayable as well. It was just a good performance.”

The game was played in an occasionally volatile atmosphere at Goodison, with plastic bottles thrown on to the pitch in Alisson Becker’s penalty area during the second half and the home fans deeply unhappy at their team’s heavy defeat.

But Klopp added: “I have nothing to say about the atmosphere in other stadiums. That’s it.”

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