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Published: 22:19 | 20/4/16

Roberto Martinez: It was a disaster

Everton hammered by Liverpool at Anfield

Everton manager Roberto Martinez admitted his side were an “embarrassment” as they fell to a disastrous 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

The Blues were simply terrible on the night as they defended shambolically and offered nothing going forward as Liverpool cruised to an easy win.

Many Everton supporters have already turned against Martinez and the Spaniard accepted that it was simply not good enough from his side.

"It was a disaster. A horrible showing that started with the best intentions but ended up with the inability to get the basics right,” said Martinez.

“We forgot to defend the box and gave them a soft two-goal lead. We got emotional with the red card and from then on Gareth Barry was injured and John Stones was ill, it was a chain reaction.

“A disaster. An impossible experience,” continued the Everton boss.

Ramiro Funes Mori saw red for a bad challenge on Divock Origi early in the second half and the Everton boss accepted that it was a challenge the centre half shouldn’t have made.

"It is a challenge [Funes Mori] that he should avoid. He got carreid away with the emotion of a derby, he got carried away.

“Probably a red card, I can understand it or maybe a yellow. The top and bottom is that we didn't cope with the emotions of the occasion. A feeling of embarrassment.

Martinez says his side must now switch their attention to the Fa Cup semi-final against Manchester United on Saturday as they look to rescue their disappointing season.

"It is a huge game for us on Saturday in the FA Cup which is the only good thing. We will be hurting for a long, long time but we need to react quickly for the game on Saturday. We are strong enough to react but we are short at centre-back now."

Jurgen Klopp, on the other hand, was delighted with the performance and result, although he admitted that his joy was somewhat tempered by the injury to Divock Origi.

"I would like to say yes, I am delighted, but the injury to Divock Origi has cost me some joy. The first half was a derby, it was wild from Everton, not patient enough. We could have played better but scored two goals," said Klopp.

"The second half the game changed completely, they had no chance any more. It's really great I would like to say but I cannot ignore this situation.

"I can't say too much about Origi but they say it is disgusting, awful pictures. But it's not broken, it is a twisted ankle, he is on crutches walking around so we will have to see.

"Beating Everton is a special thing."

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