BOTH Everton and Liverpool will take positives from the derby.
It was a great game, especially the first half which wasn’t like a normal derby.
Having been 2-0 up, Liverpool will be a little bit annoyed they couldn’t hang on and protect the lead, but they will also be aggrieved at Luis Suarez’s last-minute disallowed goal.
Everton, after making such a bad start, came back strongly and probably edged the game in terms of overall possession.
David Moyes’s side were certainly in control at 2-2, but Liverpool always looked the more likely to score on the counter-attack and had the better chances.
With Liverpool being away from home in a derby, they have to be pleased with a point. They’d have taken that before the game.
Everton would have been less happy, but having been two goals down so early on they will be pleased with the outcome given the way the game panned out.
There wasn’t a great deal between the two teams, which suggests they will be battling it out for supremacy throughout the season.
Both managers had their reasons to moan, but for the neutral it was an excellent watch.
Everton at times looked vulnerable defensively, but Liverpool were also the same.
There were plenty of derby debutants, but Kevin Mirallas was the most impressive, and his failure to reappear for the second half made a difference.
He clearly understands how to play as an attacker, and Moyes will play him anywhere across the front three.