Thierry Henry claims Liverpool ‘are on a different planet’ after the Reds’ 4-1 derby win over Everton… but the Arsenal legend insists title rivals Chelsea and Man City are also ‘in a rhythm’
- Liverpool ran riot at Goodison Park to secure a 4-1 win over local rivals Everton
- The Reds’ victory inflicted the Toffees’ biggest home derby defeat for 39 years
- Thierry Henry praised Jurgen Klopp’s side for their great intensity and pressure
- Ex-Red Steve McManaman claimed he had expected his former side to dominate
Thierry Henry has hailed Liverpool as being ‘on a different planet’ following their rampant 4-1 win over Everton and insisted they ‘can already put four on the board’ against Wolves.
Liverpool were unplayable in a dominant derby display as Mohamed Salah struck twice, while skipper Jordan Henderson and Diogo Jota also found the net to see the Reds inflict the Toffees’ biggest home derby defeat for 39 years.
The derby has not been the Reds’ only four-goal feat this season as Jurgen Klopp’s side put four past Southampton and Henry’s former side Arsenal too.
Liverpool were ‘on a different planet’ as they inflicted Everton’s biggest home derby defeat for 39 years claims Thierry Henry
Mohamed Salah (right) bagged a brace in the Reds’ dominant derby display over the Toffees
Arsenal legend Henry praised the Liverpool side as a whole for their intensity and pressure, while admitting title rivals Chelsea and Man City are also ‘in a rhythm’.
‘For me they are on a different planet. Not just them but the other two (Chelsea and Man City) at the top who are in a rhythm,’ he told Amazon Prime.
‘At one point everyone in the crowd they (Everton) could do something and when they gave that gift unfortunately for the captain, Seamus Coleman, it all went south.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry praised the Liverpool side as a whole for their amazing intensity
Liverpool made a fast start to the game as Jordan Henderson opened the scoring early on
‘But they are on a different planet, four against Arsenal, four against Southampton, four tonight, they’re playing Wolverhampton they can already put four on the board.
‘The intensity they have on and off the ball, pressure at the end of the game playing with intensity is amazing.’
Ex-Liverpool winger Steve McManaman echoed Henry’s praise but insisted he expected his former side to dominate over their neighbouring rivals.
‘Liverpool were coming into this form in great form, Everton weren’t,’ he said.
‘Liverpool coming into the game scoring three on average, Everton struggling to score.
Diogo Jota completed the rout in the 79th minute after he rifled home high into the near post
‘So scoreline 1-4. That’s what we were expecting, we wanted it to be closer but Liverpool are just far better than them. They outclassed them.
‘The derby atmosphere was there till half-time. But then Liverpool calmed it down and the opportunity came, goal, goal.’
Liverpool’s win kept the pressure on top two Chelsea and Manchester City in what has become a three-way race for the Premier League title as just one point separates the three sides.
Chelsea stole three points from 17th-place Watford on Wednesday thanks to Hakim Ziyech’s winner, while City also clinched a 2-1 victory over Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa.
The Reds travel to Wolves in their next outing on Saturday, just two points off leaders Chelsea and will look to inflict a similar winning margin to bring them closer to the top of the table.
Chelsea stole three points from Watford on Wednesday thanks to Hakim Ziyech’s winner
Man City also clinched a 2-1 victory over Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa
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