After having nothing to do in the opening 45 minutes, the Spaniard picked the ball out of the back of his net twice after the break. Unconvincing under the corner that lead to Distin's headed goal as he chose to stay on his line.
Flattened in the build-up to Everton's controversial second goal, much to the anger of the Liverpool players and supporters. Generally solid performance and showed his quality with a wonderful surging run in the first half had Anfield on its feet.
Lost Distin and the ball as Everton equalised just 43 seconds after the break and was then exposed as Beckford put the visitors ahead. Can look imperious at times but is also vulnerable and too prone to errors.
Almost completely untroubled by the Everton forwards in a comfortable first half display before he was replaced by Kyrgiakos at half-time due to injury.
Again selected in an unfamiliar left-back role but defended well against Coleman and his attacking threat showed with strong run and cross in build-up to the opener. Tried to keep out Distin's equaliser on the line but the ball found the net via the woodwork.
Offered useful width on the left side and crept into the box with late runs the Everton defenders failed to pick up. Won penalty as he went down under challenge from Howard and himself skied over a good chance just before half-time.
Not a bad game for the Portuguese midfielder to score his first Liverpool goal as he lashed home a tremendous effort to give the hosts the lead. Time and again stormed forward to support Torres and his passing was always accurate.
The youngster was a surprise inclusion in the side but kept Liverpool compact in central midfield. Nervous start as he gave away a sloppy pass but grew into the game and certainly did not look out of place despite the derby occasion.
Energetic display at the heart of the hosts' midfield. Tidy passing when given time on the ball but struggled against Fellaini as Everton came back into the game.
Hardworking as ever as he switched between a central and wide role, linking up well with Torres and Meireles. Played his part in the opening goal as he was twice denied by Howard following dangerous efforts and then converted the second from the spot.
Is this the game when he finally re-awoke? Snapshot in the opening minute was the sign of things to come and he could have had three before half-time, including one shot that hit the post after a fine show of strength and desire. Ran the channels, challenged for the 50-50s and looked 10 per cent sharper than in any other game this season. Deserved a goal but it didn't come.
Gave away second half penalty with a clumsy challenge on Maxi and can have no argument with the decision. Clouded an otherwise impressive afternoon for the American as he made fine diving saves to deny Torres, Kuyt and Meireles.
The Irishman's head-down style may be unconventional but he can be seriously effective. Had an intriguing battle with Johnson and demonstrated unquestionable work rate and stamina.
The Dutchman was solid attacking the ball and fronting up Torres but looked sluggish and off the pace when he was turned towards his own goal.
Horribly exposed in the first half and Kuyt, Torres and Meireles all ran into space he should have been covering. Responded in the best possible manner by heading home the equaliser seconds into the second half.
Has been in fine form this season but looked shaky defensively as Liverpool players ran from deep in the first half. Clearly given instructions to attack more after the break and was vastly improved.
Abused by the home fans and had a tough first half as Liverpool piled forwards - but his leadership qualities and experience were vital after the break.
The Belgian's power and strength were too much for Liverpool to handle at times. He crashed into tackles, shrugged off challenges and went on surging runs in a very convincing performance for the visitors.
Almost anonymous in the first half but - like almost all his team-mates - looked a different player after the break. Neat link-up play, hard work and a lovely assist for Beckford's goal as he quickly turned the ball into the frontman's path.
At the hub of most of Everton's good work in the second half as he picked the ball up in space and played tidy, accurate passes to keep the visitors ticking over. Also dangerous from set-pieces and his corner provided the assist for Distin's equaliser.
Confident turn and finish rewarded a performance full of energy as he raced across the frontline throughout the 73 minutes he was on the pitch before being replaced by Vaughan.
His size was a useful asset and allowed Everton to play long balls for him to hold up or flick on. Looked dangerous with a couple of pot-shots on goal but faded in the second half as was replaced nine minutes from time.
- P. Gulácsi
- 6 Fábio Aurélio
Replaced Agger at half-time and Liverpool's defending looked far less convincing in the second half. Won some important headers late on as Everton launched the ball into the box.
- 12 Dani Pacheco
Replaced Meireles 10 minutes from time. Looked busy but no real opportunities to have an impact on the game.
- 10 J. Cole
- 19 R. Babel
- 1 J. Mucha
- 2 T. Hibbert
The Russian came on for the final nine minutes and his fresh legs looked like they could help Everton on the counter-attack.
Replaced Osman 13 minutes from time and made some strong runs off the ball.
Replaced Beckford in the 73rd minute but was well shackled by the home defenders.
- 37 J. Baxter
- 19 M. Gueye