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Everton boss 'liked' Suarez celebration

Striker Luis Suarez maintained his status as one of the season's main talking points after finding himself in the thick of the Merseyside derby and at the centre of the debate afterwards.

The Uruguay international (below) had a hand in both Liverpool goals in the 2-2 draw at Goodison Park, an added-time winner controversially disallowed and could have been sent off.

He even found time to hit back at his critics with a sarcastic dive at the feet of David Moyes after the Reds' opening goal.

The Everton manager said before the game the 25-year-old's antics in going to ground would "turn people off football", and although it was the Toffees captain Phil Neville who was booked for diving yesterday, Moyes was unrepentant.

"He might have to dive in front of a few managers because I think there were more than me who said what I did," said the Scot after watching his side come back from 2-0 down.

"I thought it (Suarez's celebration) was great. I actually quite liked that but I think he was a lucky man to stay on the pitch with his tackle down the back of Sylvain Distin's leg -- he's topped him, definitely."

Suarez was booked for the challenge, but Reds boss Brendan Rodgers insisted there was not any malice in the tackle.

Both managers accepted the offside flag which denied Suarez's added-time goal was incorrect. Moyes had no qualms accepting his side had benefited from a wrong decision.

"It was a goal -- but I didn't think it was a foul on Steven Gerrard in the middle of the pitch (which led to the free-kick from which the chance was created)," he added.

"That was the wrong decision, but it was the wrong decision to give the goal."


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