However, Everton fans turned their attention toward Sky's Martin Tyler as he seemed to have questioned both Everton's efforts along with those at Goodison Park in the Citizens' 3-2 victory. The loose inference was that Everton simply didn't want to win, nor did their fans, as they didn't want to help Liverpool's cause in winning the Premier League.
It's worth noting that Everton entered the match still with an outside chance of catching Arsenal for the Premier League's fourth Champions League spot.
When Ross Barkley scored to give Everton a 1-0 lead, Tyler opined that the celebrations were "mixed."
"You haven't seen too many halves like this in the Premier League," Tyler said, via Huffington Post UK, while lambasting the Goodison atmosphere.
Everton fans were not happy in the aftermath.
Evertonians furious with Martin Tyler's comments during the game. Strange that.....I thought they all went the match.— Lord David Moyes (@LordDavidMoyes) May 3, 2014
MARTINEZ "If anyone questions our integrity, they have no reason. Our intention to win this game was clear." @talkSPORT ON AIR— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) May 3, 2014
Martin Tyler is embarrassing.— City Watch (@City_Watch) May 3, 2014
How bitter was Martin Tyler tonight. Embarrassing.— TheEvertonForum.com (@TheEFCForum) May 3, 2014