Everton boss David Moyes felt Tim Cahill's sending off in the Merseyside derby defeat to Liverpool was harsh.
Cahill was shown a straight red card ten minutes from time for a late tackle on Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso.
The sending off did not affect the outcome of the game as two quick-fire goals from Fernando Torres had put Liverpool in control prior to Cahill's dismissal.
"I have had a chance to look at and I don't see a red card tackle, I really don't," Moyes told the club's official website.
Surprised"I see a yellow card and I don't think it was the worst tackle in the game today. I think we were all really surprised it was a sending off."
Moyes was disappointed with his side's defending and concentration as Torres struck twice in three second-half minutes to give Liverpool the points.
"I wanted to give ourselves a chance after recent performances and get a foothold in the game and I thought we did that," added Moyes.
"In fact, I thought we defended very well especially up to half time. We limited them to very few opportunities so it was disappointing to lose by two goals in the early part of the second half.
"The two things that dropped to Torres he finished clinically."