Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp paid tribute to some of the less heralded members of his squad as his team thrashed neighbours Everton 5-2 at Anfield.

The Reds maintained their charge at the top by making it a record 32 league games undefeated as the pressure now mounts on Marco Silva with the Toffees slipping into the relegation zone.

Klopp surprisingly left captain Jordan Henderson, and star strikers Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino out of the starting team, but it did not hamper the men in red in the slightest.

Divock Origi struck twice, Xherdan Shaqiri was also on the mark while Adam Lallana made the most of his midfield opportunity and Klopp was full of praise for his much-changed line-up.

"There were a lot of great football moments in that game. We made five changes, I speak a lot about the quality in the squad so I have to show it from time to time," he told Amazon Prime.

"You give the responsibility to the boys and they have to show that they can perform and what they're made of, which is incredible.

"Divock's goal, Sadio's passes, Shaq's everything, Adam Lallana everywhere and he had so many really really good moments.

"Just so many good football moments. But of course, from time to time a bit rusty in defending because they were really direct."

His Everton counterpart however felt the Toffees improved in the second half but was disappointed by their reaction to Liverpool's early pressing.

"We knew before the match what they would try to do, we knew everything," Silva said. "We cannot concede goals in that way, at the level we are at we cannot concede goals like that.

"Of course we spoke at half-time because of the way we conceded the goals, because it was impossible.

"The second half was more balanced. In the moment it was up to us to do something because Liverpool were comfortable."