Liverpool Echo gives Simon Mignolet an 'NA' player rating after Everton match

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Liverpool's 4-0 victory in the Merseyside derby flattered Everton.

The Reds had 37 shots while the visitors could only muster three - none of which were on target.

First-half goals from Divock Origi and Mamadou Sakho gave Liverpool a comfortable cushion heading into half-time. When Ramiro Funes Mori was dismissed for a horror tackle on Origi in the 50th minute, it was game over.


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The home side went on to bombard the Everton goal while the Toffees rarely ventured out of their own half in the second 45 minutes.

It was such a rout that the Liverpool Echo, who rate players after every Liverpool and Everton match, gave Simon Mignolet an ‘NA.’

To be fair, the ‘keeper didn’t make a single save so it was hard to judge his performance. The newspaper wrote:

"Not much to do first-half. I think the Belgian goalkeeper sat in Row 8 of the Kop in the second half.”

It wasn’t just the newspaper that was trolling Everton last night. The Liverpool fans could be heard chanting “Bobby Martinez” to show their ‘support’ for the Everton manager. The Spanish manager is under pressure as Everton manager and Kopites were revelling in their poor form.

Martinez could have been Liverpool manager

However, Martinez could have been in the home dugout if things had been different. The 42-year-old was interviewed by Liverpool chiefs before they appointed Jurgen Klopp’s predecessor - Brendan Rodgers back in 2012.

Klopp, himself, also appeared to be mocking their opponents when he was caught hysterically laughing after Lucas Leiva’s disappointing shot late on in the match.

Brilliant week

The derby victory completed a brilliant week for the red half of Merseyside. Last Thursday, they completed a dramatic 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund - after trailing 3-1 - to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League.

Last Sunday, after Klopp made ten changes, they beat Bournemouth 2-1 and achieved their third win in six days with their victory over Everton.

One negative

However, there was one negative to the night after Origi was stretched off with a nasty looking ankle injury after Funes Mori’s challenge.

With Jordan Henderson and Emre Can already likely to miss the reminder of the campaign, Klopp will be desperate Origi's season isn’t over.

Klopp on Origi

And the German manager admitted that the incident took some of the enjoyment out of the win.

“It is a bit of a shadow on the game,” he admitted.

“Usually after a 4-0 I can't keep the smile off my face but we have to see what happens. We have to wait for an assessment.

“Everyone who saw the pictures thought it was broken but it is not. I went to the medical room and saw him smiling.

“The ankle is twisted so we have to wait to see what happens to the ligaments,” he added.

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