“I thought the referee was superb. He let tackles go, and that’s what derbies are all about: passion, commitment and fight. That’s what the fans pay good money for â€“ to see that commitment. There were some mistimed tackles from both sides but we’re not complaining and I don’t think Everton will.” – Steven Gerrard.
The catalogue of bone crunching tackles from Merseyside derby can be seen here.