There were a few players returning from injury (yes Lukaku didn't last long), but bar Coleman and Distin it WAS our 1st team. Perhaps Deulofeu would be in our strongest line up, but he hasn't started a league game yet has he?, so I don't think you can really include him in the first 11.
The RS were also missing Johnson, Enrique and Agger who are 1st choice. Maybe not Agger all of the time, but Johnson and Enrique definitely are 1st choice.
Oviedo has been a big part of the team for the last month and a bit, so even discounting Deulofeu (who if fit would have been brought on at some point) that's almost a third of our first team. Then with Jags, Pienaar and Barkley not match fit (although Barkley gave a really good account of himself considering) there's another third almost. And then we lose our main striker after 20 minutes.
We were miles away from our potential last night in resources, and unlike the Liverpool players who were missing, we lost the dynamism and the goals that have hurt teams in the big games so far this season.
You cant compare our injuries to theirs, ours have a massive impact on our squad, it was completely obvious to see this last night.
Imagine instead of Agger or Johnstone or Allen injured, they had Sturridge, Suarez and Gerrard out? Big difference.
We had little attacking nous bar Mirallas. He needed others around him to help create the threat.
That wasn't Everton last night, not the one Ive been watching all season.