It was a day nobody would forget.
New owners. A new start in Liverpool history. And a game at Goodison Park to kick-start the new season.
Just a shame nobody told the players.
Typically, Hodgson had chosen all the right players in all the wrong players. Interesting choices, playing Stevie G as a Defensive Striker, whereas flop Lucas got the nod.
Their tactics were thrashed by a hard-working Everton side who were suffering injury problems without Belgian Tower Maru "Good"-Fellaini and Stevie P.
But a darting run by Irish starlet Seamus Coleman set up Australian Timmy Cahill for a scorcher, before Mikel Arteta notched up a second four minutes after the break.
We asked fans their opinions as they poured out of the stadium. Complaints from Liverpool fans?
-"Wasn't Yakubu offside?"
Nope, he had just found an earthworm and was making sure it was okay.
-"Who the hell is Lucas?"
He's a director from Star Wars, obviously
-"What the hell is Torres done to his hair?"
Torres uses Head and Shoulders now, to make it head and shoulders above the rest. That's where his salary goes
-"Didn't Arteta break his leg?"
Nope, that's just wishful thinking after he scored the goal.
Violence is expected to break out in Liverpool as Toffee fans are expected to "give them stick". More interestingly, a statue of John Lennon in Liverpool was defaced: much to the amusement of Everton fans.
"Above us only Sky," is the infamous caption on the statue. The graffiti?
"Below us only West Ham".