Sturridge rescues point in classic derby

An 89th minute equaliser from substitute Daniel Sturridge rescued a point for Liverpool in a thrilling 221st Merseyside derby at Goodison Park in Saturday’s early kick-off in the Premier League.

Philippe Coutino put the visitors ahead on five minutes before Kevin Mirallas drew Everton level just three minutes later.

Luis Suarez then restored the Reds lead on nineteen minutes though Roberto Martinez’s men responded well in the second half with two goals in ten minutes from Romelu Lukaku to turn the game on its head.

However, just as his strike partner did earlier on, Sturridge got his ninth league goal of the season a minute from time, having been introduced just ten minutes earlier, to give Brendan Rodgers’ men a share of the spoils and keep them in second place.

They are now four points behind leaders Arsenal, who beat Southampton 2-0 on Saturday afternoon while Chelsea have moved level on points with the Reds after thumping West Ham United 3-0 at Upton Park later in the day.

Liverpool will now turn their attention to Sunday afternoon’s trip to the KC Stadium, where they will take on Steve Bruce’s Hull City before hosting Norwich City three days later.

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