John Arne Riise reveals his love for Mamadou Sakho

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Liverpool hero John Arne Riise certainly enjoyed Wednesday night's Merseyside derby. 

The club's former left-back sent a whole host of tweets throughout proceedings as the Reds emphatically overcame their rivals by four goals to nil at Anfield. 

Jurgen Klopp's side produced one of their best displays of the campaign as goals from Divock Origi, Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho eased them to a 4-0 victory.


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Ultimately, it was just all to easy for the Merseyside outfit, who moved up to seventh place in the Premier League after their latest win. 

Unsurprisingly, then, Riise, failed to contain his excitement and sent a number of tweets throughout the contest.

Riise tweets 

It's safe to say that one man certainly impressed Riise; step forward, Mamadou Sakho. The 26-year-old once again put in a fine performance for the Reds and even managed to get on the scoresheet. 

Time and time again throughout his stint on Merseyside, Sakho's ability and consistency has come under scrutiny. In all honesty, analysing Sakho's performance is never an easy one. His unpredictable and flamboyant nature makes things difficult for, well, just about everyone. 

And Riise only confirmed that notion with his amusing tweet about the Liverpool centre-back. The ex-Red, as you can see in the tweet below, insisted that he loves the defender but admitted that he scares him. 

But Riise didn't stop there. His second tweet involving Sakho was, arguably, better than his first. On this occasion, moments after Ramiro Funes Mori was sent off following a horror tackle on Belgium international Origi, the Norwegian footballer tweeted that he would send Sakho after him. 

Reds fans will enjoy his final couple of tweets, too; as Liverpool were cruising to victory, Riise sent a message asking the club to humiliate their Premier League counterparts, while he was also hoping to see Alberto Moreno fire home. 

Klopp speaks out 

Following the game, Liverpool boss Klopp was impressed with his side but admitted that Origi's injury dampened the comfortable win.

Klopp, as per Sky Sports, stated: "We are in a good moment. That's how it is. We played football, we created chances, we could have scored much more. The goalkeeper had a finger between us and another goal and that of course was good.

"But to be honest, I could sit here and say it was really difficult but second half it wasn't, it is like it is. But, it was really difficult for Everton. Injuries, red card, good opponent. It's not too easy then.

"We have only really good players. There is no player in the squad where I think why is he here? This is a really, really good team but the problem is there are a few other teams in the Premier League that are not too bad too and so you can lose each game.

"We did well and usually after 4-0 I don't know how to keep my smile out of my face but today it is pretty easy. I would like to say yes but [the injury] to Divock Origi cost me a little bit of joy.

"Of course, the first half was a derby. Our side's passing was okay but we could have played better. Then we scored the two goals, wonderful goals, and second half the game changed completely with the red card and the injury to Divock, and they had no chance anymore.

"We had a lot of opportunities to score goals, their goalkeeper did a good job and it's 4-0. Usually it's really great, I'd like to say I'm 100 per cent happy but I cannot ignore the situation [with Origi]."

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