Kenny Dalglish went through the full gamut of emotions at Anfield on Sunday as Liverpool took a deserved lead against Everton, trailed 2-1, then salvaged a Premier League point with a Dirk Kuyt penalty.
Having lost at Manchester United in the FA Cup and then at Blackpool in the league after bringing in Dalglish to replace manager Roy Hodgson, Liverpool produced a dominant first-half display and deservedly went ahead through Raul Meireles's 29th-minute drive.
Everton stormed back with goals by Sylvain Distin and Jermaine Beckford in the first seven minutes of the second half, only for Dirk Kuyt to make it 2-2 with a 68th-minute penalty.
Sunderland grabbed a last-minute equaliser against fierce local rival Newcastle to draw 1-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, making up for a disastrous defeat earlier in the season.
After Newscastle had gone ahead in the 52nd minute, Asamoah Gyan scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time after Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper failed to hold Phil Bardsley’s shot.