One of the first games that all Liverpool and Everton fans look for when the fixture list is announced ahead of the Premier League season is the Merseyside derby. Liverpool overcame Everton narrowly earlier this season, with a mistake from Jordan Pickford allowing Divock Origi to score deep into stoppage time. Ahead of Sunday’s clash, we’ve taken a look at some of the best Merseyside derbies in the Premier League era.
Liverpool 2-1 Everton, 1994
Goals from Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler sealed a big home win for Liverpool over Everton. The victory kept Liverpool within touching distance of the top four.
Everton 2-0 Liverpool, 1997
Both sides were enduring a tough start to the 1997/98 season. Goodison Park was rocking as the Toffees netted twice to win against their arch-rivals.
Liverpool 3-2 Everton, 1999
This game is famous for Robbie Fowler’s controversial line-sniffing celebration. The striker netted twice but it was a young Steven Gerrard who saved Liverpool with a clearance off the line in the dying stages to secure the victory.
Liverpool 3-1 Everton, 2000
Nick Barmby, Emile Heskey and Patrik Berger were all on target for Liverpool, whilst Thomas Graveson saw red for Everton.
Everton 0-3 Liverpool, 2003
A Michael Owen brace and Harry Kewell strike helped Liverpool to a brilliant win at Goodison Park. This was Liverpool’s biggest win over Everton since 1986.
Everton 2-3 Liverpool, 2001
Liverpool cruised into a two-goal lead before being pegged back by an Everton double. A grandstand finish was set up and Liverpool’s Gary McAllister stepped up and became a hero by crashing in a 40-yard free-kick to secure the victory.
Liverpool 3-1 Everton, 2006
Steven Gerrard was sent off for Liverpool for kicking the ball away and then clattering into Kevin Kilbane just a few seconds later. The Reds still dominated and won rather easily.
Everton 3-0 Liverpool, 2006
Everton were in fine form ahead of this fixture and convincingly overcame their rivals. An Andy Johnson brace, with a bit of help from Pepe Reina, and a Tim Cahill strike sealed a sensational 3-0 win for the Toffees.
Everton 0-2 Liverpool, 2008
A second-half Fernando Torres brace gave Liverpool a well-deserved victory. Tim Cahill was sent off for Everton with ten minutes to go.
Liverpool 2-2 Everton, 2011
Raul Meireles gave Liverpool the lead before Everton scored two through Sylvain Distin and Jermaine Beckford. Dirk Kuyt’s 68th-minute penalty ensured the points were shared at Anfield.
Liverpool 3-0 Everton, 2012
A sensational Steven Gerrard hat-trick helped the Reds to a famous win over Everton.
Everton 2-2 Liverpool, 2012
The big talking point from this game was Luis Suarez’ diving celebration in front of Everton boss David Moyes. Moyes claimed before the match that Suarez went down too easily, so when Suarez scored Liverpool’s second, he couldn’t resist diving in front of Moyes.
Everton 3-3 Liverpool, 2013
The 221st matchup between the two teams was one to savour. It was 1-1 within eight minutes before Suarez gave Liverpool the lead. Everton’s Romelu Lukaku then netted a brace and the Toffees’ were set for victory, but Daniel Sturridge netted an 89th-minute equaliser to send the away fans wild.
Liverpool 4-0 Everton, 2014
Everton simply could not contain Liverpool after Gerrard’s early opener and the Reds raced into a three-goal lead within 35 minutes. Suarez added a fourth in the second-half and Sturridge missed the opportunity to make it five with a dreadful penalty.
Everton 1-1 Liverpool, 2015
Danny Ings and Romelu Lukaku were the goalscorers in a tense Merseyside derby in October 2015. The draw kept the Toffees one point above Liverpool. This was the last game in which Brendan Rodgers managed The Reds.
Liverpool 4-0 Everton, 2016
Goals from Divock Origi, Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Sturridge and Phillipe Coutinho sealed a memorable win for Liverpool at Anfield.
Everton 0-1 Liverpool, 2016
A stoppage-time Sadio Mane goal at Goodison Park sparked wild scenes in the away end. The victory took Liverpool into second place in the table and broke Evertonian hearts.
Liverpool 1-1 Everton, 2017
Mohamed Salah’s sensational goal was the talking point from this draw. Wayne Rooney levelled the scores from the spot in the 77th minute after a rather controversial penalty was awarded when Dominic Calvert-Lewin went down after a nudge from Dejan Lovren.
Liverpool 1-0 Everton, 2018
Earlier this season, Origi netted deep into injury time after an error by Pickford, sending Anfield into a frenzy and Jurgen Klopp onto the pitch to celebrate!