Brendan Rodgers came into the game under immense pressure, and has now only beaten Everton once in seven games.
Liverpool started sharper and goalkeeper Tim Howard was forced to save twice from James Milner.
Steven Naismith’s header and James McCarthy’s drive came close as the hosts turned up the pressure, only to be saved by Simon Mignolet.
Then after 42 minutes Milner’s corner found an unmarked Ings, who headed in for the opener.
However Emre Can, who’s not a central defender, found it difficult to clear instinctively, slicing it straight to Lukaku.
The Belgian made no mistake from close range.
Ross Barkley ran at the Liverpool defence before shooting narrowly wide and soon afterwards Lukaku’s drive went straight at Mignolet from a promising position.
The second half was much tamer as both teams seemed to be satisfied with a point. Only scuffles involving Can, Lukaku, Sakho and Ross Barkley, provided some spice.
Lucas should’ve been sent off with 14 minutes to go, but the referee decided not to give him the second yellow, since his fouls were not that serious.
The game ended tamely 1-1.