Jamie Carragher says he would “never have recovered” if his mistake for the opening goal in the all Merseyside FA Cup semi-final had Liverpool lost.
The veteran defender, 34, was a somewhat surprise inclusion in the starting eleven, with Daniel Agger at left back.
And it was those two players who failed to clear the ball and Carragher then slipped as he attempted a clearance which hit Tim Cahill and allowed Nicola Jelavic to slot home for the opening goal on 24 minutes.
Carragher said after the game “I was involved in their goal to start with and if we had lost that 1-0 I don’t know if I would have recovered to be honest.”
Thankfully, Liverpool provided a much improved second half performance, combined with poor tactics from Everton manager David Moyes.
Rather than Carragher, it was Everton‘s Sylvain Distin – whose mistake let in Suarez for the equaliser who was left disconsolate at full-time. He tweeted afterwards “I cost my team mates, the staff, the club and a the fan a place in FA cup final. Nothing more to say but SORRY all of you.”