Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Liverpool Crushes Everton in Merseyside Derby
Reuters, January 29th, 2014 3:44PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers hailed Steven Gerrard and striker Daniel Sturridge as the Reds dismantled Everton, 4-0, in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Tuesday. Captain Gerrard opened the scoring with a header from a corner before Sturridge notched a brace in quick succession to put the result beyond doubt before halftime. Top scorer Luis Suarez later added a fourth after the break before Sturridge missed out on his hat-trick after blasting a penalty over the bar.

“It was a brilliant individual performance from Daniel," Rodgers said. "His two finishes were sublime and he was outstanding in the game. He’s always a threat, he can score in every single game he plays in and normally does.”

Rodgers also highlighted the influence of Gerrard after he scored his eighth Merseyside derby goal in all competitions. “His influence in these games is wonderful. He organizes the team and scored a goal. He’s such a generous man. A local guy in a derby, to give away a penalty [to Sturridge] shows the mark of the man that he is. He led the team and was outstanding.”

Gerrard acknowledged that he had urged Sturridge to take the spot kick. "I'll take responsibility for that, I've scored a hat trick against Everton and wanted Daniel to experience that feeling," he told BT Sport. "Daniel was magnificent, he absolutely destroyed them first half and the third goal killed Everton, it knocked the stuffing out of them. Then we knew we could hit them on the break and it worked a treat." Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: NYCFC Eyes Queens Stadium    
New York City FC is considering building its stadium near the Acqueduct Racetrack in Queens, Capital ...
Ronaldo on Track to Break European Scoring Records    
If he remains injury-free this season, Cristiano Ronaldo should become the all-time leading scorer in both ...
Jardim: Monaco "Superior" in UCL Opener    
Leanardo Jardim hailed AS Monaco's "superior" display in Tuesday's 1-0 win against Bundesliga giant Bayer Leverkusen ...
Rodgers: 'Balotelli Needs to Stay in the Box'    
Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers said that Mario Balotelli needs to stay in the penalty area more ...
Casillas Booed at Home    
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he didn't hear the sections of the Bernabeu crowd that ...
'Perfect' Dortmund Brushes Gunners Aside    
Borussia Dortmund cruised to a 2-0 win against Premier League giant Arsenal in the opening game ...
Simeone: Atletico Spurned Chances in UCL Loss    
Spanish champ Atletico Madrid on Tuesday slumped to a surprise 3-2 defeat at Olympiakos on the ...
Johnson Steps Down as Fox's Lead Soccer Broadcaster     
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Gus Johnson reveals that he will no longer be Fox's ...
Barca Names Training Field After Vilanova     
Barcelona on Tuesday announced that a field at the club's training ground would be named after ...
Bayern Injury Crisis Ahead of City Visit     
Bayern Munich is struggling with injury concerns ahead of its UEFA Champions League home opener against ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives