Liverpool made the Merseyside Derby look routine as they registered an emphatic victory over the Toffees. In proper men against boys affair, Liverpool battered Everton 4-1, following goals from Jordan Henderson, Diogo Jota, and a brace from Mohamed Salah.
Liverpool outclassed their opponents and in truth, the entire game serves as a highlight of their superiority. Various clips from the game continue to do the rounds on the internet, however, this moment featuring Liverpool’s past and present managers has caught the attention of many fans.
The game at Goodinson Park served former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez’s first encounter against the Reds since his move to rivals Everton.
As Rafa’s side were dominated on the field, the away fans rubbed salt in the wounds by offering up a rendition of the infamous “Ole’s at the wheel ” chant, in this instance featuring the Spaniard’s name instead of the former United Boss.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp however, held no animosity towards Benitez and instead showed his class by not celebrating in his usual emphatic manner in front of him.
The moment came right after Henderson’s brilliant strike to open the scoring for Liverpool. Following the goal, Klopp looked all set to whip out his signature celebration which features several energetic punches in the air, but the German showed restraint upon realizing that Rafa was looking in the same direction.
Klopp then dialled down his celebration which serves as an indicator of the respect between the two managers.
Love this from Klopp, showing respect to Rafa by not celebrating in front of him. 🤝pic.twitter.com/oFXyJw0F3v— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) December 2, 2021