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Third league goal for striker after eventful Merseyside derby completes a 2-0 victory over David Moyes' side, who were left to rue Jack Rodwell sending off

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has thanked the fans at Anfield after the Uruguayan secured victory in the Merseyside derby which saw fellow striker Andy Carroll score his first league goal of the season and Everton’s Jack Rodwell sent off after a dubious decision.

Everton played for nearly 70 minutes with 10-men, but two goals in the second half gave Kenny Dalglish’s side all three points at a balmy Goodison Park.

Following the match Suarez had little to say but he was positive in his reflection of Liverpool’s supporters since his arrival in England.

“For me it’s unbelievable for the fans to win the derby, it’s been nine months since I’ve been here and they [supporters] have been great, alway's helping me.”

Suarez suggested that Liverpool may have taken advantage of the extra man earlier in the game, but was quick to praise fellow striker Andy Carroll, who he has been slow to form a partnership with.

“Yes, we had an advantage after the sending off. We tried with one more man and in the second half we started a little sleepy. But after we made it 1-0 it went OK for us.

"For a striker, every time you try to score, so I am happy but I'm also very happy that Andy scored as well."

Liverpool have another big game on the horizon as rivals Manchester United are next to visit Anfield.

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