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Published: Wed, December 21, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Liverpool's Jürgen Klopp hails substitute Daniel Sturridge for role in derby win


After a year he joined Liverpool for 34 million pounds making him the most expensive African signing.

Mane is happy to focus on the opponents at hand, though, allowing the bigger picture to take care of itself. I don't want to be disrespectful so don't misunderstand, but it was like in the first half we said "OK, now we are warm" because it was not too intense for us and they had a lot to do.

In the 227th clash between Liverpool and their city rivals, and their 112th away from home, Jurgen Klopp's side continued a tradition of dominance over Everton; now unbeaten in their last 13 meetings. "It was a bit hectic at first but we were expecting that and I thought we dealt with it very well", he said.

"But I think they will understand because it is my country and my dream". I keep on looking forward and I am very excited for the next game.

Like Mane, Roberto Firmino is slated for a big role tonight.

Romelu Lukaku will be the key player for the Toffees, who are without Yannick Bolasie, who is a long-term absentee.

'You have to say the best thing that happened for us was the goalkeeper (Stekelenburg) going down because you knew it would be the best part of 10 minutes to add on and it gave us the opportunity to get Daniel Sturridge on, ' he said.

"But what matters is what you feel and what you do inside the pitch". Here's two good and two bad from the Merseyside Derby.

"Countinho will come back, Joel Matip will come back and Sturridge is back now". "I'm not intimidated by powerful defenders".

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are now one of the most inform teams in the tournament and are expected to fight for the title till the end of the season.

Everton also grabbed a much-needed win last week.

"It would be cool".

Since the injury to Philippe Coutinho, Jurgen Klopp has called upon Belgian attacker Divock Origi to deliver the goods, and he has complied, no questions asked.

Ashley Williams' winning header against Arsenal on Tuesday came five minutes from full-time and was the third time in five matches that a late goal had earned them points after draws with Swansea and Manchester United.

The Englishman proved just how influential he can be and if he can stay healthy, there is no doubt he can win back a spot in Klopp's starting eleven.

The German was clearly enthusiastic about the prospect of bringing Sturridge back into the fold, and with the No. 15 responding with an influential display, this served to once again undermine accusations of a lack of commitment during his injury problems.

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