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The Reds were pegged back at Anfield by a late screamer from Phil Jagielka

Mamadou Sakho

Liverpool vs Everton: Mamadou Sakho says sorry to 'every person who felt offended' after leaving Anfield

The defender left the stadium before kick-off after not being included in the squad

Mario Balotelli

Liverpool vs Everton reaction: Mario Balotelli attitude impresses Brendan Rodgers

Reds manager impressed with display despite failure to find the back of the net

Mario Balotelli

Liverpool vs Everton: Mario Balotelli promised much – but ultimately delivered little in the derby

Italian striker on the fringes of the match

Steven Gerrard

Liverpool vs Everton: Reds captain Steven Gerrard frustrated by claims that he is 'finished'

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Phil Jagielka

Liverpool vs Everton: Phil Jagielka admits 'the swinging worked' after brilliant equaliser at Anfield

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Phil Jagielka
Tony Hibbert

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Everton defender started first match since December 2012

Mario Balotelli

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Adam Lallana the latest former Everton fan aiming to lift Liverpool spirits

Merseyside rivals clash on Saturday lunchtime at Anfield

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