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Liverpool 3 - 1 Everton

Koeman furious with Liverpool bench

Everton manager Ronald Koeman fumed after his side's loss to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby, through goals from Mané, Coutinho, and Origi.

Koeman furious with Liverpool bench
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Everton manager Ronald Koeman branded Liverpool's back-room staff "crazy" following his side's 3-1 defeat at Anfield in Saturday's Merseyside derby.

Koeman unimpressed by Barkley outrage

"It's all about football, but we don't make a show from the bench like Liverpool. It's football - a hard and fair game," Koeman said after the match.

Liverpool's dug-out protested after Everton midfielder Ross Barkley was only shown a yellow card for a crude challenge on Dejan Lovren late in the first half at Anfield.

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"I don't like coaches from the bench the whole time shouting to referees and linesmen, making a big show about tackles," Koeman said. "They were crazy.

"They didn't need the physio on the pitch. It's a man's sport."

He added: "From both sides I saw tackles that were maybe more than a yellow. According to the bench of Liverpool - I don't mean the manager - the referee should have shown eight red cards."

It has been a difficult week for Koeman, who saw three first-team players injured on international duty, in the form of James McCarthy, Seamus Coleman, and Ramiro Funes-Mori. Koeman has entered a war of words with Ireland manager Martin O´Neill, regarding his treatment of McCarthy.

Klopp keeps quiet 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refused to be drawn on Barkley's challenge on Lovren.

"I'm still a kind of a guest in this country. How can I decide what is OK and what is not OK?" he said after the match, "my opinion is that the players should leave the pitch healthy and fit, but not injured. It's not my job to judge it. If you saw something -- say it. If not be quiet."

Goals from Sadio Mané, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi gave Liverpool victory, with Matthew Pennington briefly drawing Everton level in the first half. Mané left the pitch in the second half with a nasty-looking knee injury. 


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