There was still time for former Cardiff City striker Andreas Cornelius to score twice and do further damage to Unsworth's hopes of landing the permanent manager's job.
Relive how the action unfolded on Merseyside with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates.
Subs: Pickford, Feeney, Gueye, Besic, Vlasic, Lookman, Calvert-Lewin
Subs: Gollini, Gosens, Cornelius, Caldara, Kurtic, Mancini, Ilicic
BBC Sport quote him as saying: "Conversations have already taken place as regards areas we need improving, or recruitment in January, and they will continue. I am in communication with every department. That won't change day to day, week to week, depending on how long I am in the job, until somebody else takes this seat."
He told reporters: "I think these people [the FA] will be very busy. It's a dangerous precedent that could be set if decisions are given against you which are debatable. "I think anywhere on the field it's a foul. He [Niasse] was shocked and I was shocked [by the charge]."