Klopp loved Merseyside Derby win, but Origi injury “cost me some joy”

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Jurgen Klopp enjoyed walloping Everton 4-0 on Wednesday in his first Merseyside Derby since being named Liverpool boss.

But Ramiro Funes Mori‘s red card tackle on Divock Origi is making it hard for Klopp to full enjoy the win. Trailing 2-0, the Everton defender stomped down on the striker’s ankle in a way that caused an unnatural bend and send Origi off on a stretcher.

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Funes Mori left the game tugging on his crest, and Origi is in a bad way. Klopp can’t get the injury out of his head.

From the BBC:

“I would like to say yes, I am delighted, but the injury to Divock Origi has cost me some joy.

“I can’t say too much about Origi but they say it is disgusting, awful pictures. But it’s not broken, it is a twisted ankle, he is on crutches walking around so we will have to see.

“Beating Everton is a special thing.”

The tackle was unnecessary and brutal, and lacks any argument of intention. Whereas Nigel De Jong was caught out of position before his making his stomp on Darlington Nagbe last week, Funes Mori knew what he was doing.