Liverpool produced a scintillating display to see off Everton 5-2 in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday night but shared a few concerns after.
Jurgen Klopp opted to rest Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino ahead of the visit of Marco Silva’s strugglers but produced one of their best displays of the season.
Both Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri were standouts in the Reds’ victory over Everton and fans were full of praise for Klopp’s so-called ‘B team’ after they continued their unbeaten run in the Premier League.
The result against Everton leaves Liverpool eight points clear at the top of the Premier League as they head into an extremely busy festive period. Despite some of the brilliant attacking football on display at Anfield, fans were still frustrated after Liverpool continued their poor run of no home clean sheets in the league this season.
Does Liverpool's win against Everton show they have the depth to win the title?
Reaction from Liverpool fans to the performance can be seen in the tweets below.
That’s not the B team. That’s the second A team
— Bustanil.java (@in_harmonia) December 5, 2019
Such disrespect to the lads who were involved. There is no A or B team, there is a Liverpool team.
— V_Line (@VivosSA) December 5, 2019
its a huge win, but still without a clean sheet is still a Worry
— Christopher Msaghaa (@Christclaredad) December 5, 2019
— Paul Maidment (@paulmaidment) December 5, 2019
Good someone finally talk sende and write the sensible; Yes, Last night was great but Everton was disastrous, mixing the team personality (with rotation) can result in another City, bobby/Salah/Fab are irreplaceable for the title and CL
— Amr (@SchizoManiaa) December 5, 2019
Bobby and Mo were reminded they’ve been the B Team for weeks. Wait till the pent-up goals from #9 and #11 in upcoming weeks. Mane is the steady and reliable man at #LFC
— Sem ?? (@Semakassa) December 5, 2019
So arrogant. So unfounded.
— Rubber Duck QC (@RubberDuckQC) December 5, 2019
Some Liverpool fans clearly felt it was a little disrespectful of James Pearce to describe Wednesday night’s lineup as a ‘B team’ after they helped to produce one of the best displays of the season.
What do we think?
Liverpool have often been criticised for their perceived lack of quality squad depth but each of Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi and Adam Lallana really performed in what was a rare start for them. They were aided by a dreadful Everton performance but this will give Liverpool and Klopp hope that if some of their reserve players can play as well as they did on Wednesday then this may genuinely be their year.