Time and again McCarthy came to the Royals' rescue by producing a succession of world-class saves to deny Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge.
The academy product, who recently recovered from shoulder surgery, only started the match after Adam Federici was ruled out with an ankle problem. Liverpool dominated most of the Barclays Premier League clash at the Madejski Stadium and could have finished clear winners but for McCarthy's brilliance.
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- Philippe Coutinho
- Luis Suarez
- Steven Gerrard