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1st Apr, 2017 | 4:03pm

Ronald Koeman posts passionate Twitter message after Everton defeat against Liverpool

By Amir Mir

Ronald Koeman stated that the “result didn’t reflect our performance” after Everton were beaten 3-1 at the hands of Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.

The Red half of Merseyside won the bragging rights for the season in what was a feisty derby encounter at Anfield.

The three points for the home team meant that Liverpool have not been beaten by their rivals on home soil since 1999.

There were a number of controversial incidents throughout the match, with Ashley Williams and Ross Barkley lucky not to see red for their high-risk challenges.

Nonetheless, after the game, Koeman sent this passionate message to the fans as they suffered another defeat against their neighbours.

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“Proud of the team,” Koeman wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Final result didn’t reflect our performance. Future is bright.”

Sadio Mane had given the home side the lead after eight minutes when he was able to run through the Everton midfield without being challenged.

Academy product Matthew Pennington then equalised for the away side on 28 minutes when the Reds failed to clear a simple corner.

However, their lead did not last long when the player of the match, Philippe Coutinho, drove through their defence and curled his shot past the helpless Joel Robles.

After the break, Koeman’s side did have a number of opportunities to score their second of the game but substitute Divock Origi sealed all three points when he scored within two minutes of coming onto the field.

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