Jurgen Klopp explains how this player destroyed a wonderful moment for him in Merseyside derby

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The Liverpool manager was pleased to his players and the fans enjoy the derby win, but jokingly suggested Lucas ruined one particular moment.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was understandably in high spirits after his side's emphatic Merseyside derby win over Everton on Wednesday night but highlighted, as quoted by the Daily Express, how midfielder Lucas Leiva ruined a "wonderful moment" in the match.

Klopp's side were completely dominant against their cross-city rivals at Anfield, winning 4-0 and seeing the game descend into something resembling an attack vs defence training exercise after Ramiro Funes Mori was sent off early in the second half.

The German manager stressed that the pattern of the match was not indicative of how the derby is usually played, but admitted that his players enjoyed the freedom that the scoreline and Everton's performance allowed them.

However, he jokingly chastised Lucas for ruining a "wonderful moment" for him and his side by screwing a shot wide from the edge of the box after some delightful interplay between his teammates in the closing stages.

Klopp said, as quoted by the Express: "I think even for the crowd it was not too easy. Of course, they enjoyed the game but it was then no real fight anymore.

"They enjoyed the game, they had fun. Phil [Coutinho] could try three times before it went in, Daniel [Sturridge] had a few more and maybe they enjoyed the situation when Adam [Lallana], Alberto [Moreno] and Phil had a little bit of fun on the sideline and then gave the ball to Lucas, who destroyed this wonderful moment [by shooting wide]!

"But it was not usual, I am sure. There have been a lot more intensive derbies for sure, and there will be a lot more intensive derbies. We had to stay concentrated, we had to play a little bit better, a little bit more concentrated in different moments and that’s what we did."

Liverpool's resounding win, along with the incredible comeback victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League last week, is likely to go down as one of the highlights of Klopp's time in charge to date.

The win lifted the Reds to within six points of a Champions League spot with five matches remaining.

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