The Reds were forced to settle for a point at Goodison Park after an entertaining Merseyside derby saw neighbors Everton battle back from two goals down to clinch a 2-2 draw.

Liverpool started the game well and took the lead on the 14 minute mark when Everton full back Leighton Baines turned the ball into his own net while attempting to clear a Luis Suarez strike.

The Reds immediately doubled their advantage after Suarez nodded a perfectly weighted Steven Gerrard free-kick past Tim Howard.

Luis Suarez was controversially denied an injury-time winner as Liverpool had to settle for a draw.

Brendan Rodgers told his post-match press conference:

“Obviously I’m bitterly disappointed [with the last minute disallowed goal] because it was a brilliant game and I thought we stepped up well in the second half.  I was so disappointed that it didn’t count because for me it was an easy decision. The ball has come from deep and it is in the air for quite a long time. The official is just looking along the line and Coates is clearly onside when he heads it.  It’s a wonderful finish [from Suarez] and he should have had his second goal of the game.

It would have been a well-deserved and brilliant win for us. Instead, we are frustrated but at the same time I am very proud. I look at my team here today in a real cauldron of an atmosphere and how they stood up to everything against a very, very experienced team.  Raheem Sterling is 17 years old, Suso is 18, Andre Wisdom 19, Jonjo Shelvey 20, while Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson are 22. They are all young players who will only grow and get better and better.

So it was another terrific stride forward for us. We haven’t had confirmation yet [as to why the goal was ruled-out] and I will certainly ask the question. But it’s gone now, so I’m not going to dwell on it.”

What’s does everyone think about the disallowed goal? Is it even harder to swallow after Manchester United scored a winner in their game which was clearly offside?

Chris
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Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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