Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has admitted that he went a bit too far with his criticisms of Everton following the 2-2 draw at Goodison Park. The England midfielder claimed that the Toffees have a direct and physical style that is comparable to that of Stoke City.
"I was frustrated by the disallowed goal from Luis [Suarez] when I spoke and also some of the things (diving allegations) that have been said about Luis in recent weeks which haven't been fair in my opinion.
"As captain I have a duty to stand up for our players when I feel they are unfairly singled out. But it wasn't my intention to disrespect Everton or Stoke for that matter and I certainly didn't intend any disrespect to their manager or players.
"My main issue was with the goal that wasn't given and that Liverpool did not get the three points I felt we deserved in what was a fantastic derby match."