By Coral Barry
Liverpool were in such confident mood during their 4-0 demolition of local rivals Everton on Wednesday night that even Lucas Leiva believed he could hit a 40-yard screamer – and Jurgen Klopp thought it was hilarious.
The Brazilian is not cut from the same technically excelllent cloth as some of his countrymen, including gifted Liverpool teammates Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino.
Charged with stopping the opposition play, rather than creating and scoring goals, Lucas has managed just six goals in nine years on Merseyside.
Nevertheless, he was confident he could add to that tally when he lined up a 40-yard effort in the second half against Everton as Liverpool ran amok.
Predictably for Lucas, the effort bobbled wide and Klopp could not hide his amusement at the attempt and it is safe to say after a night of the video doing the rounds on Twitter, football fans are even more in love with the German manager.
The video has almost gone down better than the result and for many Liverpool fans summed up everything they love about Klopp.
And for a select few, it was the best moment of another great night at Anfield for Liverpool.
In other Liverpool news, Jamie Carragher has issued a warning to one of the club’s highest earners.