It was Liverpool's Mersey neighbours Everton who struck first however, Nikica Jelavic saw a misunderstanding developing between Liverpool team mates Jamie Carragher and Daniel Agger and struck home to give the Toffees the advantage on 24 minutes. Liverpool coach Kenny Dalglish was clearly not happy from the touchline after the calamity at the back from his usually reliable defensive pairing.
Liverpool were seemingly already reeling from the shock departure of director of football
Damien Comolli who paid the price for spending more than £80 million on four players who have not been able to keep up the pace in the Premiership. Failure here on Saturday could have put Daglish's tenure at the club in similar jeopardy but his charges rallied back.
Liverpool 2 Everton 1
Liverpool's equalizer came in the 62nd minute when another defence mix-up, this time from Everton fumbling a Sylvain Distin horror back pass to his goalkeeper Tim Howard. The ball simply had no pace and Liverpool striker Suarez helped himself to make it 1-1.
Liverpool can claim another domestic trophy when they face the winners of the Tottenham v Chelsea
clash. Liverpool grabbed the winning goal in the 87th minute. Andy Carroll - who earlier missed a glaring first half header - glanced Craig Bellamy's set piece free kick in to prevent looming extra time and win it for the reds 2-1, reports the BBC Sport