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Gerrard frustrated by Reds cup stalemate

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  • Steven Gerrard earned Liverpool 1-1 home draw against Everton in FA Cup
  • Joleon Lescott gave Everton lead but Gerrard says Reds did enough to win
  • Arsenal held goalless at Cardiff in Sunday's other tie. Draw for fifth round
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(CNN) -- Steven Gerrard hauled Liverpool level in their 1-1 FA Cup fourth-round draw against city rivals Everton on Sunday but believes the Reds did enough to win the game at Anfield.

Skipper Gerrard is frustrated that Liverpool failed to see off city rivals Everton at the first attempt in the FA Cup.

Skipper Gerrard is frustrated that Liverpool failed to see off city rivals Everton at the first attempt in the FA Cup.

Liverpool fell behind against the run of play to Joleon Lescott's 27th minute header before midfield star Gerrard set up a grandstand finish with a well-worked reply after 54 minutes.

The England man shelved any concerns over a court case when he fired a shot between goalkeeper Tim Howard and his near post following a sublime piece of skill from Fernando Torres.

Liverpool went on to dominate the rest of the tie but could not find a winner as Everton held out for a replay.

"For 90 minutes we dominated the game, but they've scored off a set-piece and it's frustrating because we've worked on that," Gerrard told Setanta Sports.

"It'll be a tough game (at Goodison Park) but we've done it before so we can go there and win. If you look at the chances over the 90 minutes it's disappointing not to win today."

Gerrard was in court on Friday as he denies charges of a nightclub assault, but he did not look like a player feeling the weight of off-field problems as he spearheaded the Liverpool fightback.

"It's not about me," he said. "You're obviously happy when you score goals but I'd like to be stood here having not scored but gone through. It's not about me, it's about the team."

He then added: "I'm happy with my performances. I'm a footballer, I'm focused on my football and will continue to show that."

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez was full of praise for his captain. "I think he's coping well," he said. "He's a very good professional and he can keep playing well."

Benitez was disappointed with the result and claimed Liverpool were the only team interested in winning the match.

"I think one team was trying to win and one trying not to lose," he said. "It's a massive difference. It was a pity we couldn't score the second goal."

In the early kick off Arsenal were forced to settle for a February 3 replay after a goalless draw away to Championship side Cardiff City.

FA Cup fifth round draw: Sheffield United v Hull; Watford v Chelsea; West Ham v Middlesbrough; Sunderland or Blackburn v Coventry; Derby or Nottingham Forest v Manchester United; Swansea v Fulham; Liverpool or Everton v Doncaster Rovers or Aston Villa; Cardiff or Arsenal v West Bromwich or Burnley.

Ties to be played on the weekend of February 14-15

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