Everton captain Phil Neville was ultimately satisfied with a 2-2 draw against Merseyside derby rivals Liverpool but thought the Toffees should have capitalised on overturning a two-goal deficit.
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"I think when we were two-nil down we'd have took a draw but we got back into the game so quickly and we felt we had the momentum,'' Neville told Sky Sports 1.
"We maybe should have passed it a little bit better, took that extra touch. I think we needed control of the game in the wide areas.
"These games are fast and furious and you go home later and you analyse whether it was an offside goal. We also had chances to score so maybe both teams are happy with a draw in the end.''
Naismith's strike was his first in Everton colours following his move from Rangers over the summer. It was also his first goal since coming back from a cruciate ligament injury sustained in October last year.
"It's been a year since my last goal,'' the Scot said. I'm glad just to start and to get a goal was nice as well.''