|Steven Gerrad in action|
Gerrard, returning for Liverpool after a complicated groin injury, struck with a 68th-minute free kick awarded after Rio Ferdinand tripped Charlie Adam just outside the penalty area.
Steven Gerrard scored on his first start for seven months before Javier Hernandez headed a late equaliser as Liverpool and Manchester United battled to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League at Anfield on Saturday.
But with 10 minutes remaining Hernandez headed in from point-blank range after Danny Welbeck had flicked on a corner.
United stayed top of the table with 20 points from eight matches, at least until Manchester City play Aston Villa later on Saturday. Liverpool remained fifth.