Even Head Coach Martin expressed his surprise at the super Swede's super strike, a 35-yard effort into the top corner that left Jerzy Dudek motionless and the Kop stunned to put us 1-0 up after 12 minutes.
But Liverpool worked their way back into the game, Luis Garcia levelled before the break and the home side had the better of an exciting second half.
Robbie Keane still managed to head us into a 2-1 lead, Steven Gerrard then missed a penalty, Sami Hyypia soon equalised and we had to survive two anxious moments late on as Gerrard hit the post and Fernando Morientes blazed over from 10 yards.
Head Coach Martin reflected: "We played well in the first half hour and it was probably our best of the season.
"I think we silenced the crowd with our play and then Erik scored with the shot from 35 yards.
"I have never seen anything like that from Erik before, he has never done it in training but it certainly was not a lucky goal. It was a terrific shot.
"But you come to Liverpool and it's always hard. Liverpool were on a high, the crowd were on a high because of the European success and we silenced them a bit in that first half-hour. It was then disappointing to concede an equaliser so close to the break.
"Then we coped well in the second half. We changed a couple of things but we didn't change our system, we wanted to win and that was the reason we stuck with two strikers right to the end.
"I am happy with the draw and although Liverpool could have won it late on I thought it was just about the right result in the game."
Martin Jol described the first half-hour at Anfield as our best football of the season - capped by Erik Edman's stunning strike.