Their fans then sang “Bobby Martinez” in a bid to further infuriate the travelling Everton supporters, well the ones who had stayed.
One of the most optimistic men in football could not even defend this dark night for Everton under the lights of Anfield.
Roberto Martinez – once hailed as one of Europe’s top young managers – stood with his arms folded looking on and can only have been thinking how it has come to this.
When your bitterest of rivals want your manager to stay, you know it is has gone horribly wrong.
The question now is, can the FA Cup save the Everton manager from the sack?
Will bringing the end to 21 years without a trophy for a silverware-starved team be enough to stop the chop for the Goodison gaffer?
In any other season the answer would be a resounding “yes”.
This is a club where the fans have craved glory for so long.