Everton 2-2 Liverpool: Positives and Negatives from Reds' Derby Draw

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Everton 2-2 Liverpool: Positives and Negatives from Reds' Derby Draw
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Once again, Luis Suarez and the linesmen took center stage in a Liverpool game, as Liverpool took an early two-goal lead at Goodison Park, only for Everton to fight back with two goals in the 219th Merseyside derby on Sunday.

An excellent early break by the Reds saw Suso set up Jose Enrique, whose cross was collected by Suarez and hammered into the Everton net via a heavy deflection off Leighton Baines.

Steven Gerrard’s excellent set-piece reached an unmarked Suarez, who headed into the bottom corner of Tim Howard’s goal, but Everton hit back almost immediately with an excellent half-volley by Leon Osman from a corner kick.

Hesitant defending then saw Liverpool give up their two-goal lead within 15 minutes as Steven Naismith opened his account for the Toffees by knocking in Marouane Fellaini’s low cross.

Suarez could have and should have won it for Liverpool, only to be denied by a wrong offside flag from a linesman, providing a typically controversial end to a fast-paced clash between the Liverpudlian rivals.

Let’s look at 10 positives and negatives from Liverpool’s derby draw on Sunday—and, as usual, feel free to have your say in the comments below.

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