Barkley, Mignolet & more: Twitter reacts as Everton draw with Liverpool

Ross Barkley and Simon Mignolet both tweet their thoughts after Everton and Liverpool play out a thrilling 3-3 draw in the derby

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Sebastian Coates, Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Leiva Photo: Instagram/Lucas Leiva

Daniel Sturridge scored a late equaliser as Liverpool rescued a 3-3 draw with Eveton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The Reds had twice taken the lead through Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez but Belgian duo Kevin Mirallas and Romelu Lukaku drew the Toffees level, and the Everton striker looked to have scored a 81st-minute winner until Sturridge’s header.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to a memorable edition of the Merseyside derby.

Former Liverpool forward Stan Collymore (‏@StanCollymore) enjoys a breathtaking start at Goodison Park: “The derby. Cooking up nicely…”

Ex-Norwich City striker Darren Huckerby ‏(@hucks6dh6) feels Mirallas is very fortunate to get away with a reckless challenge on Suarez: “That’s a red, if Suarez did that there’d be uproar!”

From one Liverpool wing-back to another, ex-Reds star Jason McAteer (‏@MCATEER4) praises the Merseyside derby debutant: “Great first half from Jon Flanagan. Great game all-round.”

Huckerby (‏@hucks6dh6) is equally appalled by Joe Allen’s miss: “That’s a shocking miss.”

Former Crystal Palace forward Mark Bright (@Mark__Bright) is impressed with Everton substitute Gerard Deulofeu: “I love this kid Deulofeu, he’s exciting with the ball at his feet. Oops should have scored.”

Everton legend Tim Cahill (‏@Tim_Cahill) must wish that he could be on the end of his former side’s set-pieces: “Three set-plays, three goals. Come on boys @Everton”

Manchester City defender Micah Richards (‏@MicahRichards) is delighted to see his close friend come off the bench and net an equaliser: “Sturridgeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!”

Manchester United centre-half Rio Ferdinand (‏@rioferdy5) tips Ross Barkley for England stardom: “Ross Barkley gliding through midfield beating players with the ball & threading balls through for strikers is great to see #EnglishTalent”

Former Aston Villa striker John Carew (‏@JCarew10) is greedily wishing for a seventh goal in the thrilling derby: “Starting to remind me of the Liverpool vs Newcastle game from 1996….”

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour (‏@RealRomfordPele) enjoyed the all-Merseyside clash: “What a blinder at Goodison. Fair result in the end!”

Ex-Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit (‏@GullitR) feels the Everton-Liverpool clash was a great advert for the Premier League: “What a great game between @everton and @lfc. That is why we love the Premier League.”

The partner of Liverpool owner John W Henry, Linda Pizzuti ‏(@Linda_Pizzuti) is coming to terms with the passion of a Merseyside derby: “An intense derby today from the start- dramatic, rough, thrilling, yet agonizing for both sides.”

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann (‏@DietmarHamann) praises the two young Scousers who impressed at Goodison: “Fantastic derby, breathtaking second half. Fair result in the end even though Mirallas should have seen red. Flanagan and Barkley outstanding.”

Liverpool legend Michael Owen (‏@themichaelowen) felt a draw was the right result at Goodison Park: “What a game at Goodison Park. Probably a fair result in the end.”

Liverpool’s man-of-the-match Simon Mignolet ‏(@SMignolet) praises the Red supporters: “What a game! #derbyday thanks for the support #YNWA”

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley ‏(@RBarkley20) echoes the goalkeeper’s sentiments:
“Fans where quality today.”

Celebrity Reds fan Caroline Wozniacki ‏(@CaroWozniacki) shows she truly is a hardcore supporter: “Watched the Liverpool game while I was doing intervals on the treadmill! #motivation #whatagame #YNWA”

Finally, Everton defender John Heitinga ‏(@Johnheitinga) was disappointed to only get a point from a great performance: “Great team spirit today unfortunately we didn’t won today! Thanks #Everton supporters for your great support! #EVELIV”

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