This article needs additional citations for verification. (September 2011) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
The Merseyside derby is the name given to football matches between Everton and Liverpool, two major clubs from Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is the longest running top-flight derby in England, having been played continuously since the 1962–63 season. Part of the rivalry is due to the proximity of the two clubs, whose home grounds are within eyesight of each other across Stanley Park, Everton at Goodison Park and Liverpool at Anfield.
Merseyside derby, 25 March 2006
|Other names||The friendly derby|
|First meeting||13 October 1894|
1894–95 First Division
Everton 3–0 Liverpool
|Latest meeting||3 March 2019|
Everton 0–0 Liverpool
|Next meeting||5 December 2019|
Liverpool v Everton
Goodison Park (Everton)
|Most wins||Liverpool (93)|
|Most player appearances||Neville Southall (41)|
|Top scorer||Ian Rush (25)|
|All-time series||Everton: 66|
|Largest victory||Liverpool 6–0 Everton (1935)|
Traditionally, the Merseyside derby was referred to as the "friendly derby" because of the large number of families with both Liverpool and Everton supporters and was one of the few that did not enforce total fan segregation. The 1984 Football League Cup Final at Wembley saw almost all sections of the ground mixed and combined chants of "Merseyside, Merseyside" and "Are you watching Manchester?" Since the mid-1980s, however, the rivalry has intensified on and off the field, and since the inception of the Premier League has had more red cards than any other game.
Everton F.C. were founded in 1878 and from 1884 played their home matches at Anfield, which was owned by club chairman John Houlding. Several board members of Everton were members of the Liberal Party who were associated with the National Temperance Federation whilst Houlding was a Conservative Party member and a brewer whose business interests were diametrically opposed to the temperance movement. Politics and disputes over money meant that Houlding was increasingly at odds with other members of the Everton board. Friction arose between the retention of an autocratic ownership structure versus the creation of a more democratic one which closely mapped the sociopolitical divide. The result was that in 1892 the Everton directors vacated Anfield and purchased a new ground at Goodison Park on the other side of Stanley Park. Houlding responded by founding a new club to use Anfield: Liverpool.
The professional clubs of the 1890s attracted much interest among the public, on and off the field. The 1867 Reform Act had given what would become football attending masses the opportunity to vote in the local and national elections. Everton and Liverpool attendances would reach around 10–15,000 in a local authority ward with a population of 23,000. Local politicians saw involvement in the two football clubs as an opportunity to gain media exposure to the local electorate.
Religion is also sometimes put forward as a theory for the split on the grounds that Liverpool FC's founder, Houlding, was a prominent Orangeman and Everton's new chairman George Mahon was a rival Liberal Home Rule-advocating MP. Orangemen are strongly Unionist whereas someone favouring home rule for Ireland was in favour of some degree of separation of the whole island of Ireland from the UK. A large part of Liverpool has Irish roots and division between Protestant and Catholic in Ireland closely matches the division between Unionism and Republicanism. However, at the time of the split James Clement Baxter was the only Catholic among the Everton committee members; the rest were Protestant.
There are a number of reasons for the "friendly derby" tag. Firstly the clubs are situated in the north of the city and very close to each other (400m), with only Stanley Park separating the two. Everton actually played at Anfield, now Liverpool's ground, before a rent dispute with the ground owners saw Everton relocate to Goodison Park and the formation of Liverpool F.C. From 1902 to 1932 the two clubs even shared the same matchday programme. Today there are no evident geographical, political, social or religious divides as in other derbies, although for many years a sectarian divide did exist within the city. It is unclear how (if at all) this influenced the support bases of the two clubs and more recent research has indicated that it was more likely to have been a political allegiance that influenced support. During the 1950s and 1960s Everton became known as the Catholic club mainly as a result of successful Irish players Tommy Eglington, Peter Farrell and Jimmy O'Neill as well as manager Johnny Carey. This in turn caused Liverpool to be thought of as Protestant club, not signing an Irish Catholic until Ronnie Whelan in 1979. However, it should be noted that this notional divide was never seen as a basis for supporting a certain side as is the case with Celtic and Rangers. In truth both teams have strong support from all denominations as well as many fans from Presbyterian North Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. Most importantly, the actual clubs themselves did not act to strengthen sectarian divides and in fact both clubs stem from a Methodist origin.
Unlike other local derbies (such as the Bristol, Birmingham and Stoke derbies, where the clubs are separated by long distances across their towns), in Liverpool violence between Evertonians and Liverpudlians is a rarity. In the fallout from the Heysel Stadium disaster, fan relationships became strained with Everton fans blaming Liverpool hooligans for their subsequent ban from European club competitions. Relations improved after the Hillsborough disaster when both sets of fans rallied together, with Evertonians even joining in on the boycott of The Sun while Everton and Liverpool scarves were intertwined stretching across Stanley Park between Anfield and Goodison Park. Recently, after the murder of 11-year-old Evertonian Rhys Jones in a gun crime incident in 2007, Liverpool Football Club invited the victim's parents and older brother to Anfield for a Champions League match. The Z-Cars theme tune "Johnny Todd", the song to which Everton traditionally run out, was played for the first time ever at Anfield while the victim's family stood on the pitch wearing Everton shirts and scarves. A standing ovation was given before "You'll Never Walk Alone" was played. Upon the complete vindication of Liverpool fans at the Hillsborough disaster in August 2012 Everton entertained Newcastle United at Goodison Park. The sides were led out by two children wearing Everton and Liverpool shirts with the number 9 and 6 on the back. An announcer read out the names of all the 96 victims while "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" by The Hollies was played to a standing ovation.
The city of Liverpool is statistically the most successful football city in England with Everton and Liverpool winning a combined 27 league titles, and there has never been a season without one of either Everton or Liverpool competing in the top flight. Both clubs have rich histories, with Everton being one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. Everton have only been relegated twice and have competed in over 100 seasons of top-flight football, more than any other English club. To date, Everton have won nine League Championships, five FA Cups and one European Cup Winners Cup. Thus, they have the only UEFA trophy that Liverpool never won. Liverpool have won the European Cup 6 times, more than any other English club, have eighteen top-flight titles, have the FA Cup on 7 occasions, the Football League Cup a record 8 times, and three UEFA Cups.
Since 1892, the clubs have appeared almost every year in the Liverpool Senior Cup, although Liverpool, Everton and Tranmere Rovers only field reserve sides against the likes of Prescot Cables, Southport and Marine. Everton hold 45 titles while Liverpool have won 39.
Everton and Liverpool also have affiliated women's teams playing in the FA WSL. Most recently in 2013, Liverpool Ladies won the FA WSL league and subsequently qualified for European competition for the next season.
During the 1960s, Liverpool and Everton were regular winners of domestic trophies, but while Liverpool went from strength to strength in the 1970s and 1980s, Everton went through a relatively barren spell after their 1970 title triumph and did not win a major trophy for the next 14 years.
Everton, however, started to emerge as a serious threat to Liverpool's dominance of the domestic scene following the appointment of Howard Kendall as manager at the start of the 1981–82 season. The first Merseyside derby that Kendall oversaw was at Anfield on 7 November, when his side lost 3–1 to Bob Paisley's. This saw Liverpool standing seventh in the league and Everton 13th. An identical scoreline followed in the return game at Goodison Park in late March, by which time Liverpool had overcome a dismal start to the season to muscle in on a title race which they eventually won, while Everton were still mid-table.
In 1982–83, the final season of Bob Paisley's management before he retired to make way for Joe Fagan, Liverpool were champions once again with Everton finishing mid-table, and the most notable of the two derbies occurred in early November when Liverpool triumphed 0–5 at Goodison Park. The return match at Anfield in mid-March brought a goalless draw.
1983–84 was the season when Everton (who won the FA Cup at the end of the campaign) really started to emerge as a serious threat to Liverpool. Though Liverpool won the league title and Everton still couldn't even make the top five, Liverpool needed a replay to see off Everton 1–0 in the League Cup final at Wembley. The Anfield derby in early November saw Liverpool triumph 3–0, while the clash at Goodison Park four months later ended in a 1–1 draw.
The 1984–85 season began with a Merseyside derby in the FA Charity Shield at Wembley, when league champions Liverpool faced FA Cup winners Everton in a game which Everton won 1–0 due to an own goal by Bruce Grobbelaar. The first league clash came on 20 October 1984, when a 0–1 win for Everton at Anfield saw Howard Kendall's team occupy fourth place in the league and show signs of challenging for the title for the first time in his four seasons in charge, while Liverpool were a lowly 17th and just 2 points outside the relegation zone. Liverpool's final game of the season came on 23 May when they lost 1–0 to Everton (who still had two games left to play) at Goodison Park. Everton had been crowned champions by this stage, while Liverpool had rallied since their terrible start to the season to occupy second place.
1985–86 was perhaps the most exciting season for the fans of both clubs, as Liverpool and Everton battled it out for both the league title and the FA Cup. The first Merseyside derby of the season came at Goodison Park on 21 September 1985 and was won 2–3 by Liverpool, who stood second behind Manchester United while Everton occupied sixth place. Everton triumphed 0–2 in the return match at Anfield five months later, by which time Everton had just taken over from Manchester United as league leaders and Liverpool were eight points behind them in second place. The climax to this exciting campaign came at Wembley Stadium when Liverpool and Everton contested the first all Merseyside FA Cup final on 10 May 1986. An early goal by Gary Lineker suggested that Everton could gain revenge on Liverpool for beating them to the league title by defeating them in the FA Cup final, but in the second half the tables were turned as a double from Ian Rush and another goal from Craig Johnston made Liverpool only the fifth English club to complete the double.
The FA Charity Shield for 1986 was shared between Liverpool and Everton, who drew 1–1 at Wembley, but the first league derby of the season between the two clubs did not happen until late November in a goalless draw at Goodison Park. Both clubs were challenging for the title at this stage alongside Arsenal (leaders), Nottingham Forest and unlikely contenders Luton Town and Coventry City. The League Cup quarter final on 21 January 1987 saw Liverpool win 0–1 at Goodison Park. The Anfield derby in late April saw Liverpool triumph 3–1, but it was not enough to prevent Everton from winning the title within the next couple of weeks. The 1986–87 season was the last time that Everton overshadowed Liverpool until Everton's dominance over their local rivals between 2012 and 2014.
In the 1988–89 season, Everton were Liverpool's first opponents in a competitive game after the Hillsborough disaster on 15 April 1989, which resulted in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at the FA Cup semi-final. The game between the two sides was a league fixture on 3 May which ended in a goalless draw. On 20 May, the two sides met at Wembley for the second all Merseyside FA Cup final in four seasons. The match went into extra time before Liverpool triumphed 3–2, with Ian Rush (twice) and John Aldridge scoring for Liverpool and both of Everton's goals coming from Stuart McCall.
By 1990–91, Everton were in something of a slump (finishing ninth that season having started the season near the foot of the table), while Liverpool finished second in the league, but the campaign still brought one of the most pulsating clashes between the two clubs. Liverpool and Everton were drawn for the FA Cup fifth round at Anfield on 17 February 1991. The match ended in a goalless draw, and the replay three days later ended in a thrilling 4–4 draw at Goodison Park, in which Peter Beardsley scored twice. 1990–91 was Kenny Dalglish's last season as Liverpool manager, as he resigned two days after the 4–4 draw with Everton. It was also the last season of "replays of replays" as penalties after extra time took over as the competition's ultimate tie winner decider for the 1991–92 season. The second replay ended with a 1–0 win for Everton on 27 February, and ended the Reds double hopes.
The close season of 1991 saw Peter Beardsley move from Liverpool to Everton, followed within a year by defender Gary Ablett, causing more tension in the Merseyside derby, though the first couple of years after their transfers saw Liverpool and Everton firmly overtaken by Manchester United and the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Arsenal as the biggest challengers in English football. On 7 December 1992, Everton defeated Liverpool 2–1 at Goodison Park in a game where Peter Beardsley became only the second man in history to score for both clubs in the derby.
The 1993–94 derby at Anfield saw Liverpool defeat Everton 2–1, not having much effect for a mid-table Liverpool side but increasing the risk of relegation (a battle which was ultimately won) for Everton. Perhaps the most notable event of this game was the winning goal by Robbie Fowler, who turned 19 the following month and was one of the most promising young players in England at the time.
The next notable city derby came on 18 October 1997, when Everton triumphed 2–0 at Goodison in a victory that ultimately saved them from relegation (they only stayed up by having a greater goal difference than Bolton Wanderers) and helped end Liverpool's title bid.
The 2000–01 season saw one of the most exciting derbies of the Premier League era. Liverpool, having won the first derby at Anfield, completed the double with a thrilling 2–3 victory over Everton at Goodison in April, with the injury-time winner by Gary McAllister proving to be crucial at the end of the season in helping Liverpool qualify for the UEFA Champions League—which replaced the European Cup in 1992—for the first time.
By the end of the 2001–02, Liverpool had finished above Everton in the league for 15 seasons in succession, but 2002–03 saw Everton showing signs of eclipsing them for the first time in years. After a brilliant run of form saw Liverpool top the Premier League in October, an 11-match winless league run followed their 2–0 home win over West Ham United in early November and during that barren spell they drew 0–0 at home to an Everton side who were actually above them and looking like qualifying for Europe after several seasons of persistent relegation battles. However, they were on course for their fifth-place finish when they next met Everton on 19 April and won 1–2 at Goodison Park, a result which pushed their city neighbours towards seventh place and narrowly deprived them of European football.
In 2004–05, Everton finished fourth in the league and Liverpool came fifth, the first time since Everton's 1987 title win that Liverpool had finished below them. In a season which saw Liverpool win the Champions League title, Everton gave their neighbours a reminder of how far they had progressed under the management of David Moyes with a 1–0 win at Goodison Park on 11 December 2004, though Liverpool won the return match at Anfield 2–1 three months later.
Everton had a setback and finished mid-table in 2005–06, while Liverpool's compensation for their prolonged title wait came in the form of a narrow FA Cup final triumph. And Liverpool triumphed 3–1 in both of the Merseyside derbies that season.
In 2006–07, Everton recovered to finish in the top six, while Liverpool finished in the top four, and there was an early season triumph for the blue half of Liverpool as Everton crushed Liverpool 3–0 at Goodison Park in early September. They also held them to a goalless draw at Anfield in early February and helped hold them behind pace setters Manchester United and Chelsea.
Liverpool did the double over Everton in 2007–08. However, the meeting at Goodison Park was shrouded in controversy when after a coming together between Liverpool's Steven Gerrard and Everton's Tony Hibbert, referee Mark Clattenburg awarded Liverpool a penalty and seemed to change his mind in favour of a red card for Hibbert after Gerrard appeared to have said something to him, when most pundits felt a caution would have been sufficient. Everton dominated the game after going behind, but were denied what seemed to be two clear penalties in the closing stages of the game when Joleon Lescott was twice wrestled to the ground by Jamie Carragher at Everton corners. The victory helped secure a top-four finish and Champions League qualification for Liverpool, leaving Everton to settle for a UEFA Cup place. Referee Clattenburg was not chosen to officiate again at Goodison Park after that match until December 2013, six years later, and in that period only officiated one Everton game, away at Aston Villa.
In the 2008–09 season, Liverpool and Everton met four times, Liverpool winning the League encounter at Goodison Park 0–2 while drawing the other League fixture that dealt a severe blow to their title ambitions. The FA Cup saw Everton defeat ten-man Liverpool in extra time in the replay thanks to an injury-time winner by Dan Gosling after a 1–1 draw at Anfield. That season, both teams were a major force as Liverpool challenged for the title while Everton came close to qualifying for the Champions League and progressed to the 2009 FA Cup Final, only to fall to Chelsea.
When the sides met in the 2009–10 season, both clubs were suffering from a disastrous start to the season. Both games followed similar patterns, with Everton enjoying the greater possession and creating more chances in the games, but it was Liverpool who scored the goals in a 0–2 victory at Goodison Park and 1–0 at Anfield, the latter thanks to a goal from Dirk Kuyt.
In the Goodison Park encounter on 17 October 2010 in the 2010–11 season, Everton won 2–0 with goals from Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta, while the return league game at Anfield in January 2011 ended in a 2–2 draw.
In the 2011–12 season, Liverpool and Everton met three times, twice in the league and once in the FA Cup, with Liverpool winning all three. The first meeting took place on 1 October 2011, with Liverpool winning 0–2 in the league at Goodison Park (goals from Andy Carroll and Luis Suárez) against an Everton side depleted by Jack Rodwell's early, controversial red card, which was later rescinded by The Football Association. On 13 March 2012, Liverpool won the Anfield fixture 3–0 after a hat-trick by Steven Gerrard, who became the first player to score a hat-trick in the derby since Ian Rush in 1982. The third meeting of the season was the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on 14 April. Everton took the lead through Nikica Jelavić's goal in the first half. Liverpool equalised through a Luis Suárez goal midway through the second half, and Andy Carroll scored the winning goal for Liverpool in the 87th minute. However, despite Liverpool having success throughout the season against their traditional rivals, Everton finished one place higher than Liverpool at the end of the Premier League season.
Matches between Everton/Liverpool and Tranmere Rovers, based in Birkenhead on the other side of the River Mersey, are also classed as Merseyside derbies, but as Tranmere have spent all of their history outside the top-flight; competitive matches are a rarity. They have occasionally faced Everton and Liverpool in cup competitions. Their last meeting with both clubs came in the FA Cup in 2001. Tranmere caused an upset by beating Everton 3–0 in the fourth round, before losing 4–2 to Liverpool in the quarter-finals.
Statistics are correct as of 3 March 2019.
|Competition||Played||Liverpool||Draw||Everton||Liverpool goals||Everton goals|
|Football League Division One||146||54||44||48||203||181|
|Football League Cup||4||2||1||1||2||1|
|FA Community Shield||3||1||1||1||2||2|
|Football League Super Cup||2||2||0||0||7||2|
This derby is responsible for many records across all derby matches, largely due to it being contested so many times:
- The longest unbeaten derby game run in all matches is 19, held by Liverpool 2011 to present
- The longest unbeaten derby game run in home matches is held by Liverpool with Everton failing to win in the League (plus two cup games) for 21 games starting in 2000 and continuing.
- The longest unbeaten derby game run in away matches is held by Everton with a 16 match run at Anfield between 1899 and 1920, which included ten victories.
- The longest unbroken winning run at home belongs to Liverpool with five between 1932–33 and 1936–37.
- The longest unbroken winning run away from home belongs to Everton, who scored seven consecutive victories at Anfield between 1908–09 and 1914–15.
- Recent games have been marred by sendings off, and the fixture has seen 21 red cards in the Premier League, the highest tally for any fixture (though the 20th of these was subsequently rescinded by the FA). Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and former Everton captain Phil Neville have both seen red twice in derby games.
The following are records just for the Merseyside derby itself:
- The record home victory in a league match is 6–0 recorded by Liverpool at Anfield in the 1935–36 season.
- The record away victory in a league match is 5–0 recorded by both Everton at Anfield in the 1914–15 season and by Liverpool at Goodison Park in the 1982–83 season.
- The highest-scoring match was in 1932–33 when Liverpool won 7–4 at Anfield
- Neville Southall of Everton holds the record for most derby appearances.
- Ian Rush of Liverpool holds the mark for the most derby goals with 25, overtaking Dixie Dean of Everton's long-standing record when he scored two goals in Liverpool's 3–2 win over Everton in the second all-Merseyside FA Cup Final in 1989.
- William C. Cuff of Everton holds the record for the most wins as a manager with 16 wins over Liverpool from 1901 to 1918.
- Tom Watson of Liverpool holds the record for the most losses as a manager with 21 defeats to Everton from 1896 to 1915.
- Record Attendance: 78,599 at Goodison Park, 18 September 1948 (Old Division One)
- Lowest Attendance: 18,000 at Anfield, 19 January 1901 (Old Division One)
All time goal scorersEdit
The following have scored 4 or more league goals in the Derby. This includes Premier League matches, its predecessor the Football League First Division, FA Cup, League Cup and Charity Shield. The Screen Sport Super Cup goals are also included for Rush and Sharp, although this was a competition which was not high on Liverpool or Everton's agenda. This list is up to and including 6 January 2018.
|Alex "Sandy" Young||Everton||9||3||12||1901–11|
|Peter Beardsley||Liverpool / Everton||4/1||2/0||7||1987–91 (L), 1991–93 (E)|
|Robbie Fowler||Liverpool||6||6||1992–2001, 2006–07|
|Duncan Ferguson||Everton||4||4||1994–98, 2000–06|
Current scorers: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (4) is the leading scorer among current players. Other current players with derby goals are Liverpool's Divock Origi (3) and Sadio Mané (2), plus Danny Ings, Mohamed Salah and from Everton Kevin Mirallas, Phil Jagielka, Matthew Pennington, and Gylfi Sigurðsson all with one goal each.
Goals from "overseas" players: A total of 30 non-British (Isles) players from 19 different countries have scored in the derby (not including own goals, which add three countries to the list) since Liverpool's Craig Johnston became the first such player to do so, in the 1986 Cup final (though Bruce Grobbelaar was the first non-British Isles player to get on the derby scoresheet with his own-goal in the 1984 Charity Shield). Most recently Everton's Gylfi Sigurðsson added the newest country (Iceland) to this list. Everton's Tim Cahill and Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt, who both left their respective clubs after the 2012 season, along with Luis Suárez, who left Liverpool in 2014, are the leading "overseas" players with five goals each. Divock Origi is the current leading overseas scorers with three goals. France leads the way with five different scorers, but Australia (4) is just behind.
More goals than years: Liverpool's Fred Howe and Everton's Tommy Lawton bear the curious distinctions of scoring more goals than they actually spent in years in the city of Liverpool. Howe scoring five goals in three years and Lawton four goals in three years.
Hat-tricks: The first derby hat-trick was scored by Everton's Alex "Sandy" Young who scored four in the 1904 5–1 win at Goodison. Other Evertonians to manage hat-ticks include Parker in 1914 and Dixie Dean twice, in 1928 and 1931, the last Everton player to net a treble. Liverpool hat-tricks have come from Chambers (1922), Forshaw (1925), Barton (1933), and Howe (four goals in 1935). Almost 50 years passed before the next derby hat-trick, scored by Ian Rush, who scored four in a 5–0 win at Goodison in 1982, and then another 30 years passed until Steven Gerrard scored a hat-trick against Everton at Anfield in a 3–0 win. Curiously, of all the league hat-tricks, only two (Young's in 1904 and Rush's in 1982) were managed at Goodison; all the others were at Anfield.
Own goals: Sandy Brown's famous own goal in Everton's championship winning 1969–70 season was, surprisingly, only the second own goal in the history of the fixture, the first having been scored by Balmer (Everton) in 1902. Since then, eight Evertonians have been "credited" with an own-goal, including two in the same match at Anfield in 1972. There have only been three Liverpool own goals. Leighton Baines's unlucky deflection at Goodison in 2012–13 is the most recent of all derby-day own-goals.
Scoring in consecutive matches: Between May and September 1986, Ian Rush scored for Liverpool in four consecutive derbies, none of them League games (Cup final, Charity shield and two Super Cup finals). Several players have scored in three consecutive games: Hardman (E, 1905–06), Freeman (E, 1909–10), Parkinson (L, 1910–11), King (E, 1978–79), Lineker (E, 1985–86), Barnes (L, 1989–90) and Fowler (L, 1995–96).
Youngest derby goal scorer: Although difficult to verify, since birthdates of early players are not known, the youngest derby goal scorer is probably Everton's Danny Cadamarteri who scored the winner at Goodison six days after his 18th birthday, in October 1997.
All time appearancesEdit
|Ian Rush||Liverpool||36||1980–87 & 1988–96||Striker|
|Elisha Scott||Liverpool||5||20||1912–17, 1919–34|
Top 10 attendances for League derby gamesEdit
Decade average attendances for derby gamesEdit
League games only. Highest ever attendance 100,000 estimate at 1984 Milk Cup final and 1984 Charity Shield. HIghest attendance at Anfield 56,060 for the 1962-63 league game.
Games on neutral groundEdit
|31 March 1906||FA Cup Semi-final||Villa Park||Everton 2–0 Liverpool||37,000|
|25 March 1950||FA Cup Semi-final||Maine Road||Liverpool 2–0 Everton||72,000|
|27 March 1971||FA Cup Semi-final||Old Trafford||Everton 1–2 Liverpool||62,144|
|23 April 1977||FA Cup Semi-final||Maine Road||Everton 2–2 Liverpool||56,637|
|27 April 1977||FA Cup Semi-final replay||Maine Road||Everton 0–3 Liverpool||56,579|
|25 March 1984||League Cup Final||Wembley||Everton 0–0 Liverpool||100,000|
|28 March 1984||League Cup Final replay||Maine Road||Everton 0–1 Liverpool||52,089|
|8 August 1984||FA Charity Shield||Wembley||Everton 1–0 Liverpool||100,000|
|10 May 1986||FA Cup Final||Wembley||Liverpool 3–1 Everton||98,000|
|16 August 1986||FA Charity Shield||Wembley||Everton 1–1 Liverpool||88,231|
|20 May 1989||FA Cup Final||Wembley||Liverpool 3–2 Everton (aet)||82,800|
|14 April 2012||FA Cup Semi-final||Wembley||Everton 1–2 Liverpool||87,231
Since the war Everton have been awarded just two penalties in Anfield derbies (both scored), while Liverpool have had 11 at Goodison of which three have been missed (though only one of these misses affected the result). A full list is available at https://www.evertonresults.com/derbypens.htm.
Crossing the parkEdit
Despite the huge rivalry, Liverpool have completed more direct transfers with Everton than any other club. However, Liverpool did not buy directly from Everton between 1959 and 2000, while there was a similar "freeze" in the other direction between 1961 and 1982. The phrase "crossing the Park" refers to Stanley Park, which separates the two grounds.
Dave Hickson, John Heydon and Frank Mitchell are the only three players to have played for Liverpool, Everton and Tranmere Rovers, the three main Merseyside clubs still in existence. New Brighton were football league members from 1923–51; Bill Lacey and Neil McBain played for all three of Everton, Liverpool and New Brighton. John Whitehead played for Liverpool, Everton and also for Bootle in their one year as a league team (1892–93), before they were replaced in Division 2 by local rivals Liverpool FC.
The list below shows transfer dates and fees, where known.
Everton then Liverpool
- Abel Xavier – 2002 – £750,000 (only player to play in both derby matches for both teams in the same season)
- Nick Barmby – 2000 – £6 million (the highest fee Liverpool have paid Everton)
- Dave Hickson – 1959 – £12,000 (also played for Tranmere Rovers one of six players to play for three different Merseyside clubs)
- Tony McNamara – 1957 – £4,000
- John Heydon – 1949 – no fee (also played for Tranmere Rovers, one of six players to play for three different Merseyside clubs)
- Bill Harthill – 1936
- Jack Balmer – 1935 – no fee
- Thomas Johnson – 1934
- Frank Mitchell – 1919 (also played for Tranmere Rovers, one of six players to play for three different Merseyside clubs)
- Bill Lacey – 1912 – part of exchange deal for Uren (Lacey also played for New Brighton, one of six players to have played for three different Merseyside clubs)
- Tom Gracie – 1912 – part of exchange deal for Uren
- Arthur Berry – Signed first for Liverpool in 1906, then played for Wrexham, Fulham, and Oxford University before signing for Everton. He returned directly to Liverpool from Everton for a brief spell in 1912.
- Don Sloan – 1908 – no fee
- David Murray – 1904
- Abe Hartley – 1897
- Alex Latta – 1896 (Did not make a senior appearance for Liverpool)
- Fred Geary – 1895 – £60
- John Whitehead – 1894 – (also played for Bootle), one of six players to have played for three different Merseyside clubs
- Patrick Gordon – 1893
- Duncan McLean – 1892
- Thomas G. Wylie – 1892
The following played for another/other club before moving to Liverpool
- Andrew Hannah – Played for Renton in between. (The first player to captain both Everton and Liverpool)
- Edgar Chadwick – Played for Blackburn Rovers and Burnley in between.
- David Johnson- Played for Ipswich Town in between; returned to Everton after playing for Liverpool.
- Neil McBain – Played for St Johnstone in between. He also played – under bizarre circumstances – one game for New Brighton: as manager he played one game in goal due to an injury crisis, at the age of 52, becoming the oldest player ever to play in a league game. He is one of six players to play for three different Merseyside clubs.
- Steve McMahon – Played for Aston Villa in between. He is also one of only two players to have captained both Everton and Liverpool.
- Darren Potter – Everton youth player who never made a first-team appearance, played for Blackburn Rovers in between.
- Billy Scott – Played for Leeds City in between.
Liverpool then Everton
- Gary Ablett – 1992 – £750,000 (only player to win the FA Cup with both clubs).
- Peter Beardsley – 1991 – £1 million; was Everton's most expensive signing from Liverpool.
- Alan Harper – 1983 – £100,000; though on Liverpool's books, he never made a first-team appearance.
- Kevin Sheedy – 1982 – £100,000.
- David Johnson – 1982 – £100,000; started at Everton, went to Ipswich Town then Liverpool then back to Everton.
- Johnny Morrissey –1962 – £10,000
- Jimmy Payne – 1956 – £5,000
- Dick Forshaw – 1927 – only player to win the League Championship with both clubs
- Harold Uren – 1912 – part of exchange deal for Lacey and Gracie
- Benjamin Howard Baker – c.1910
The following played for another/other club before moving to Everton
- David Burrows – Played for West Ham United in between.
- Don Hutchison – Played for West Ham United and Sheffield United in between.
- Dave Watson – Played for Norwich City in between.
- John Gidman – Played for Aston Villa in between.
- Sander Westerveld – (Loan) Played for Real Sociedad and Portsmouth in between.
- Arthur Berry – Played for Wrexham, Fulham, and Oxford University in between Everton; returned to Liverpool for a brief spell in 1912.
As well as players "crossing the park," Everton's first ever manager, William Edward Barclay, stayed on at Anfield after Everton moved to Goodison Park to become Liverpool's first manager.
Scored for both sides in a derbyEdit
Only two players have scored for both sides in a Merseyside derby:
- David Johnson famously scored on his derby debut for Everton in November 1971, then scored two derby goals during his spell with Liverpool, the last of them on 1 March 1980.
- Peter Beardsley added to his tally of six derby goals for Liverpool with one for Everton on 7 December 1992.
Doing the DoubleEdit
It is a rarity for either team to beat the other in both league games of a season; it is a feat managed by Liverpool fifteen times and Everton nine times, in what is known as the 'double'. With the occasional meeting at Wembley, both Everton and Liverpool have completed a 'treble', in which a victory has been achieved three times (and at three different venues) in a season.
- With a 2–1 win in the FA Cup semi-final, Liverpool completed a treble over Everton.
With cup games, replays and so on, the two have often met three or four times a season, but in the 1986–87 season, they played each other six times: starting with a 1–1 draw at Wembley in the Charity Shield, there were the two league games, the two-legged Screen Sport Super Cup Final (held over from the previous season), and a League Cup 5th round tie. Despite the fact that Everton finished the season as champions, they could not beat Liverpool that year, with four losses and two draws. A combined total of 281,356 spectators saw the six matches. The following season they met a further four times, being paired in both cups: honours were even with two wins each.
Liverpool have achieved the most Premier League doubles over their city rivals Everton, doing so four times in the last ten years. Everton have yet to do the double over Liverpool in the Premier League – their last league double over Liverpool was in 1985 where they won at Goodison (1–0) and Anfield (1–0) to complete a treble for that season, having also won at Wembley in the Charity Shield.
Full list of resultsEdit
Fixtures from 1894 to the present day featuring League games, FA Cup, League Cup, Charity Shield and Super Cup. Testimonial matches are listed separately. Other friendlies and Inter-War fixtures are not included.
|Nbr (Lg)||Date||Competition||Venue||Score||Liverpool Scorers/Red Cards||Everton Scorers/Red Cards||Att.|
|233 (200)||3 March 2019||18–19 Premier League||Goodison Park||0–0||39,335|
|232 (199)||2 December 2018||18–19 Premier League||Anfield||1–0||Origi||51,756|
|231 (198)||7 April 2018||17–18 Premier League||Goodison Park||0–0||39,220|
|230||5 January 2018||17–18 FA Cup Rnd 3||Anfield||2–1||Milner (pen.), Van Dijk||Sigurðsson||52,513|
|229 (197)||10 December 2017||17–18 Premier League||Anfield||1–1||Salah||Rooney (pen.)||53,082|
|228 (196)||1 April 2017||16–17 Premier League||Anfield||3–1||Mané, Coutinho, Origi||Pennington||52,920|
|227 (195)||19 December 2016||16–17 Premier League||Goodison Park||0–1||Mané||39,590|
|226 (194)||20 April 2016||15–16 Premier League||Anfield||4–0||Origi, Sakho, Sturridge, Coutinho||Funes Mori||43,854|
|225 (193)||4 October 2015||15–16 Premier League||Goodison Park||1–1||Ings||Lukaku||39,598|
|224 (192)||7 February 2015||14–15 Premier League||Goodison Park||0–0||39,621|
|223 (191)||27 September 2014||14–15 Premier League||Anfield||1–1||Gerrard||Jagielka||44,511|
|222 (190)||28 January 2014||13–14 Premier League||Anfield||4–0||Gerrard, Sturridge, Suárez||44,450|
|221 (189)||23 November 2013||13–14 Premier League||Goodison Park||3–3||Coutinho, Suárez, Sturridge||Mirallas, Lukaku||39,576|
|220 (188)||5 May 2013||12–13 Premier League||Anfield||0–0||44,991|
|219 (187)||28 October 2012||12–13 Premier League||Goodison Park||2–2||Baines (o.g.), Suárez||Osman, Naismith||39,613|
|218||14 April 2012||11–12 FA Cup Semi-final||Wembley||2–1||Suárez, Carroll||Jelavić||87,231|
|217 (186)||13 March 2012||11–12 Premier League||Anfield||3–0||Gerrard||44,921|
|216 (185)||1 October 2011||11–12 Premier League||Goodison Park||0–2||Suárez, Carroll||Rodwell (subsequently rescinded)||39,510|
|215 (184)||16 January 2011||10–11 Premier League||Anfield||2–2||Meireles, Kuyt (pen.)||Distin, Beckford||44,795|
|214 (183)||17 October 2010||10–11 Premier League||Goodison Park||2–0||Cahill, Arteta||39,673|
|213 (182)||6 February 2010||09–10 Premier League||Anfield||1–0||Kuyt – Kyrgiakos||Pienaar||44,316|
|212 (181)||29 November 2009||09–10 Premier League||Goodison Park||0–2||Yobo (o.g.), Kuyt||39,652|
|211||4 February 2009||08–09 FA Cup Rnd 4 Rep.||Goodison Park||1–0 (aet)||Lucas||Gosling||37,918|
|210||25 January 2009||08–09 FA Cup Rnd 4||Anfield||1–1||Gerrard||Lescott||43,524|
|209 (180)||19 January 2009||08–09 Premier League||Anfield||1–1||Gerrard||Cahill||44,382|
|208 (179)||27 September 2008||08–09 Premier League||Goodison Park||0–2||Torres||Cahill||39,574|
|207 (178)||30 March 2008||07–08 Premier League||Anfield||1–0||Torres||44,295|
|206 (177)||20 October 2007||07–08 Premier League||Goodison Park||1–2||Kuyt (2 pens.)||Hyypiä (o.g.) – Hibbert, Neville||40,049|
|205 (176)||3 February 2007||06–07 Premier League||Anfield||0–0||44,234|
|204 (175)||9 September 2006||06–07 Premier League||Goodison Park||3–0||Cahill, Johnson||40,004|
|203 (174)||25 March 2006||05–06 Premier League||Anfield||3–1||Neville (o.g.), García, Kewell – Gerrard||Cahill – Van der Meyde||44,923|
|202 (173)||28 December 2005||05–06 Premier League||Goodison Park||1–3||Crouch, Gerrard, Cissé||Beattie – Arteta, Neville||40,158|
|201 (172)||20 March 2005||04–05 Premier League||Anfield||2–1||Gerrard, García – Baroš||Cahill||44,224|
|200 (171)||11 December 2004||04–05 Premier League||Goodison Park||1–0||Carsley||40,552|
|199 (170)||31 January 2004||03–04 Premier League||Anfield||0–0||44,056|
|198 (169)||30 August 2003||03–04 Premier League||Goodison Park||0–3||Owen, Kewell||40,200|
|197 (168)||19 April 2003||02–03 Premier League||Goodison Park||1–2||Owen, Murphy||Unsworth – Weir, Naysmith||40,162|
|196 (167)||22 December 2002||02–03 Premier League||Anfield||0–0||44,025|
|195 (166)||23 February 2002||01–02 Premier League||Anfield||1–1||Anelka||Radzinski||44,371|
|194 (165)||15 September 2001||01–02 Premier League||Goodison Park||1–3||Gerrard, Owen, Riise||Campbell||39,554|
|193 (164)||16 April 2001||00–01 Premier League||Goodison Park||2–3||Heskey, Babbel, McAllister – Bišćan||Ferguson, Unsworth||40,260|
|192 (163)||29 October 2000||00–01 Premier League||Anfield||3–1||Barmby, Heskey, Berger||Campbell – Gravesen||44,718|
|191 (162)||21 April 2000||99–00 Premier League||Goodison Park||0–0||40,052|
|190 (161)||27 September 1999||99–00 Premier League||Anfield||0–1||Westerveld, Gerrard||Campbell – Jeffers||44,802|
|189 (160)||3 April 1999||98–99 Premier League||Anfield||3–2||Fowler, Berger||Dacourt, Jeffers||44,852|
|188 (159)||17 October 1998||98–99 Premier League||Goodison Park||0–0||40,185|
|187 (158)||23 February 1998||97–98 Premier League||Anfield||1–1||Ince||Ferguson||44,501|
|186 (157)||18 October 1997||97–98 Premier League||Goodison Park||2–0||Ruddock (o.g.), Cadamarteri||40,112|
|185 (156)||16 April 1997||96–97 Premier League||Goodison Park||1–1||Redknapp – Fowler||Ferguson – Unsworth||40,177|
|184 (155)||20 November 1996||96–97 Premier League||Anfield||1–1||Fowler||Speed||40,751|
|183 (154)||16 April 1996||95–96 Premier League||Goodison Park||1–1||Fowler||Kanchelskis||40,120|
|182 (153)||18 November 1995||95–96 Premier League||Anfield||1–2||Fowler||Kanchelskis||40,818|
|181 (152)||24 January 1995||94–95 Premier League||Anfield||0–0||39,505|
|180 (151)||21 November 1994||94–95 Premier League||Goodison Park||2–0||Ferguson, Rideout||39,866|
|179 (150)||14 March 1994||93–94 Premier League||Anfield||2–1||Fowler, Rush||Watson||44,281|
|178 (149)||18 September 1993||93–94 Premier League||Goodison Park||2–0||Cottee, Ward||38,157|
|177 (148)||20 March 1993||92–93 Premier League||Anfield||1–0||Rosenthal||44,619|
|176 (147)||7 December 1992||92–93 Premier League||Goodison Park||2–1||Wright||Johnston, Beardsley||35,826|
|175 (146)||28 December 1991||91–92 First Division||Goodison Park||1–1||Tanner||Johnston||37,681|
|174 (145)||31 August 1991||91–92 First Division||Anfield||3–1||Burrows, Saunders, Houghton||Newell||39,072|
|173||27 February 1991||90–91 FA Cup Rnd 5 R. 2||Goodison Park||1–0||Watson||40,201|
|172||20 February 1991||90–91 FA Cup Rnd 5 Rep.||Goodison Park||4–4 (aet)||Beardsley, Rush, Barnes||Cottee, Sharp||37,766|
|171||17 February 1991||90–91 FA Cup Rnd 5||Anfield||0–0||38,323|
|170 (144)||9 February 1991||90–91 First Division||Anfield||3–1||Molby, Speedie||Nevin||38,127|
|169 (143)||22 September 1990||90–91 First Division||Goodison Park||2–3||Beardsley, Barnes (pen.)||Hinchcliffe, McCall||39,847|
|168 (142)||3 February 1990||89–90 First Division||Anfield||2–1||Barnes, Beardsley (pen.)||Sharp||38,730|
|167 (141)||23 September 1989||89–90 First Division||Goodison Park||1–3||Barnes, Rush||Newell||42,453|
|166||20 May 1989||88–89 FA Cup Final||Wembley||3–2 (aet)||Aldridge, Rush||McCall||82,800|
|165 (140)||3 May 1989||88–89 First Division||Goodison Park||0–0||45,994|
|164 (139)||11 December 1988||88–89 First Division||Anfield||1–1||Houghton||Clarke (pen.)||42,372|
|163 (138)||20 March 1988||87–88 First Division||Goodison Park||1–0||Clarke||44,162|
|162||21 February 1988||87–88 FA Cup Rnd 5||Goodison Park||0–1||Houghton||48,270|
|161 (137)||1 November 1987||87–88 First Division||Anfield||2–0||McMahon, Beardsley||44,760|
|160||28 October 1987||87–88 League Cup Rnd 3||Anfield||0–1||Stevens||44,071|
|159 (136)||25 April 1987||86–87 First Division||Anfield||3–1||McMahon, Rush||Sheedy||44,827|
|158||21 January 1987||86–87 League Cup Rnd 5||Goodison Park||0–1||Rush||53,323|
|157 (135)||23 November 1986||86–87 First Division||Goodison Park||0–0||48,247|
|156||30 September 1986||Super Cup Final 2nd leg||Goodison Park||1–4||Rush, Nicol||Sharp (pen.)||26,068|
|155||16 September 1986||Super Cup Final 1st leg||Anfield||3–1||Rush, McMahon||Sheedy||20,660|
|154||16 August 1986||1986 FA Charity Shield||Wembley||1–1||Rush||Heath||88,231|
|153||10 May 1986||85–86 FA Cup Final||Wembley||3–1||Rush, Johnston||Lineker||98,000|
|152 (134)||22 February 1986||85–86 First Division||Anfield||0–2||Ratcliffe, Lineker||45,445|
|151 (133)||21 September 1985||85–86 First Division||Goodison Park||2–3||Dalglish, Rush, McMahon||Sharp, Lineker||51,509|
|150 (132)||23 May 1985||84–85 First Division||Goodison Park||1–0||Wilkinson||51,045|
|149 (131)||20 October 1984||84–85 First Division||Anfield||0–1||Sharp||45,545|
|148||18 August 1984||1984 FA Charity Shield||Wembley||1–0||Grobbelaar (o.g.)||100,000|
|147||28 March 1984||83–84 League Cup Final R.||Maine Road||1–0||Souness||52,089|
|146||25 March 1984||83–84 League Cup Final||Wembley||0–0||100,000|
|145 (130)||3 March 1984||83–84 First Division||Goodison Park||1–1||Rush||Harper||51,245|
|144 (129)||6 November 1983||83–84 First Division||Anfield||3–0||Rush, Robinson, Nicol||40,875|
|143 (128)||19 March 1983||82–83 First Division||Anfield||0–0||44,737|
|142 (127)||6 November 1982||82–83 First Division||Goodison Park||0–5||Rush, Lawrenson||Keeley||52,741|
|141 (126)||27 March 1982||81–82 First Division||Goodison Park||1–3||Whelan, Souness, Johnston||Sharp||51,847|
|140 (125)||7 November 1981||81–82 First Division||Anfield||3–1||Dalglish, Rush||Ferguson – O'Keefe||48,861|
|139 (124)||21 March 1981||80–81 First Division||Anfield||1–0||Bailey (o.g.)||49,743|
|138||24 January 1981||80–81 FA Cup Rnd 4||Goodison Park||2–1||Case||Eastoe, Varadi||53,804|
|137 (123)||18 October 1980||80–81 First Division||Goodison Park||2–2||Lee, Dalglish||Hartford, McBride||52,565|
|136 (122)||1 March 1980||79–80 First Division||Goodison Park||1–2||Johnson, Neal (pen.)||Eastoe||53,018|
|135 (121)||20 October 1979||79–80 First Division||Anfield||2–2||Lyons (o.g.), R. Kennedy – McDermott||Kidd, King – Stanley||52,201|
|134 (120)||13 March 1979||78–79 First Division||Anfield||1–1||Dalglish||King||52,352|
|133 (119)||28 October 1978||78–79 First Division||Goodison Park||1–0||King||53,141|
|132 (118)||5 April 1978||77–78 First Division||Goodison Park||0–1||Johnson||52,759|
|131 (117)||22 October 1977||77–78 First Division||Anfield||0–0||51,668|
|130||27 April 1977||76–77 FA Cup Semi-final R.||Maine Road||3–0||Neal (pen.), Case, Kennedy||56,579|
|129||23 April 1977||76–77 FA Cup Semi-final||Maine Road||2–2||McDermott, Case||Rioch, McKenzie||56,637|
|128 (116)||22 March 1977||76–77 First Division||Goodison Park||0–0||56,562|
|127 (115)||16 October 1976||76–77 First Division||Anfield||3–1||Heighway, Neal (pen.), Toshack||Dobson||55,141|
|126 (114)||3 April 1976||75–76 First Division||Anfield||1–0||Fairclough||54,632|
|125 (113)||27 September 1975||75–76 First Division||Goodison Park||0–0||55,769|
|124 (112)||22 February 1975||74–75 First Division||Anfield||0–0||55,853|
|123 (111)||16 November 1974||74–75 First Division||Goodison Park||0–0||57,190|
|122 (110)||20 April 1974||73–74 First Division||Anfield||0–0||55,848|
|121 (109)||8 December 1973||73–74 First Division||Goodison Park||0–1||Waddle||56,098|
|120 (108)||3 March 1973||72–73 First Division||Goodison Park||0–2||Hughes||54,856|
|119 (107)||7 October 1972||72–73 First Division||Anfield||1–0||Cormack||55,975|
|118 (106)||4 March 1972||71–72 First Division||Anfield||4–0||Wright (o.g.), McLaughlin (o.g.), Lawler, Hughes||53,922|
|117 (105)||13 November 1971||71–72 First Division||Goodison Park||1–0||Johnson||56,293|
|116||27 March 1971||70–71 FA Cup Semi-final||Old Trafford||2–1||Evans, Hall||Ball||62,144|
|115 (104)||20 February 1971||70–71 First Division||Goodison Park||0–0||56,846|
|114 (103)||21 November 1970||70–71 First Division||Anfield||3–2||Heighway, Toshack, Lawler||Royle, Whittle||53,777|
|113 (102)||21 March 1970||69–70 First Division||Anfield||0–2||Royle, Whittle||54,496|
|112 (101)||6 December 1969||69–70 First Division||Goodison Park||0–3||Hughes, Brown (o.g.), Graham||57,370|
|111 (100)||8 October 1968||68–69 First Division||Anfield||1–1||Smith||Ball||54,496|
|110 (99)||27 August 1968||68–69 First Division||Goodison Park||0–0||63,938|
|109 (98)||3 February 1968||67–68 First Division||Goodison Park||1–0||Kendall||64,482|
|108 (97)||23 September 1967||67–68 First Division||Anfield||1–0||Hunt||54,189|
|107||11 March 1967||66–67 FA Cup Rnd 5||Goodison Park||1–0||Ball||64,851|
|106 (96)||31 December 1966||66–67 First Division||Anfield||0–0||53,744|
|105 (95)||27 August 1966||66–67 First Division||Goodison Park||3–1||Smith||Ball, Brown||64,318|
|104||13 August 1966||1966 FA Charity Shield||Goodison Park||0–1||Hunt||63,329|
|103 (94)||19 March 1966||65–66 First Division||Goodison Park||0–0||62,337|
|102 (93)||25 September 1965||65–66 First Division||Anfield||5–0||Smith, Hunt, Stevenson, St. John||53,557|
|101 (92)||12 April 1965||64–65 First Division||Goodison Park||2–1||Stevenson (pen.)||Morrissey, Temple||65,402|
|100 (91)||19 September 1964||64–65 First Division||Anfield||0–4||Harvey, Morrissey, Pickering, Temple||52,619|
|99 (90)||8 February 1964||63–64 First Division||Goodison Park||3–1||St. John||Vernon, Gabriel||66,515|
|98 (89)||28 September 1963||63–64 First Division||Anfield||2–1||Callaghan||Vernon||51,976|
|97 (88)||8 April 1963||62–63 First Division||Anfield||0–0||56,060|
|96 (87)||22 September 1962||62–63 First Division||Goodison Park||2–2||Lewis, Hunt||Morrissey, Vernon||72,488|
|There were no league derbies between 1951 and 1962. Everton were relegated in 1951 and were in the Football League Second Division for 3 seasons (1951–52 to 1953–54). |
Everton were promoted in 1953–54 (1953–54), whilst Liverpool were relegated to the Football League Second Division that same season. Liverpool were in the Football League Second Division for 8 seasons (1954–55 to 1961–62).
|95||29 January 1955||54–55 FA Cup Rnd 4||Goodison Park||0–4||Liddell, A'Court, Evans||72,000|
|94 (86)||20 January 1951||50–51 First Division||Anfield||0–2||McIntosh||48,688|
|93 (85)||16 September 1950||50–51 First Division||Goodison Park||1–3||Stubbins, Balmer||Eglington||71,150|
|92||25 March 1950||49–50 FA Cup Semi-final||Maine Road||2–0||Paisley, Liddell||72,000|
|91 (84)||24 December 1949||49–50 First Division||Anfield||3–1||Baron, Fagan||Farrell||50,485|
|90 (83)||27 August 1949||49–50 First Division||Goodison Park||0–0||70,812|
|89 (82)||5 February 1949||48–49 First Division||Anfield||0–0||50,132|
|88 (81)||18 September 1948||48–49 First Division||Goodison Park||1–1||Fagan||Dodds||78,299|
|87 (80)||21 April 1948||47–48 First Division||Anfield||4-0||Stubbins, Liddell, Brierley, Balmer||55,305|
|86 (79)||27 September 1947||47–48 First Division||Goodison Park||0-3||Balmer, Stubbins, Fagan||66,776|
|85 (78)||29 January 1947||46–47 First Division||Goodison Park||1–0||Wainwright||50,612|
|84 (77)||21 September 1946||46–47 First Division||Anfield||0–0||48,875|
|No competitive football was played between 1939 and 1946 due to World War II|
|83 (76)||4 February 1939||38–39 First Division||Anfield||0–3||Lawton, Bentham||55,994|
|82 (75)||1 October 1938||38–39 First Division||Goodison Park||2–1||Fagan (pen.)||Bentham, Boyes||64,977|
|81 (74)||16 February 1938||37–38 First Division||Goodison Park||1–3||Balmer, Shafto||Lawton||33,465|
|80 (73)||2 October 1937||37–38 First Division||Anfield||1–2||Nieuwenhuys||Lawton, Trentham||43,904|
|79 (72)||23 January 1937||36–37 First Division||Anfield||3–1||Howe, Taylor, Balmer||Stevenson||37,055|
|78 (71)||19 September 1936||36–37 First Division||Goodison Park||2–0||Dean, Stevenson||55,835|
|77 (70)||4 January 1936||35–36 First Division||Goodison Park||0–0||52,282|
|76 (69)||7 September 1935||35–36 First Division||Anfield||6–0||Howe, Hodgson||46,082|
|75 (68)||20 March 1935||34–35 First Division||Anfield||2–1||Hodgson (1 pen.)||Dean||31,965|
|74 (67)||15 September 1934||34–35 First Division||Goodison Park||1–0||Dean||43,001|
|73 (66)||10 February 1934||33–34 First Division||Goodison Park||0–0||52,088|
|72 (65)||30 September 1933||33–34 First Division||Anfield||3–2||Nieuwenhuys, Hanson, English||Johnson, White||53,698|
|71 (64)||11 February 1933||32–33 First Division||Anfield||7–4||Barton, Hanson, Morrison, Taylor, Roberts||Dean, Johnson, Stein||41,469|
|70 (63)||30 October 1932||32–33 First Division||Goodison Park||1–3||Gunson||Dean, Critchley||44,214|
|69 (62)||30 January 1932||31–32 First Division||Goodison Park||2–1||Wright||Critchley, White||46,537|
|68||9 January 1932||31–32 FA Cup Rnd 3||Goodison Park||1–2||Gunson, Hodgson||Dean||57,090|
|67 (61)||19 September 1931||31–32 First Division||Anfield||1–3||Wright||Dean||53,220|
|1930–31 Everton were in the Football League Second Division|
|66 (60)||4 January 1930||29–30 First Division||Goodison Park||3–3||Edmed, McPherson, McDougall||Dean, Critchley||52,600|
|65 (59)||7 September 1929||29–30 First Division||Anfield||0–3||Dean, Martin||44,891|
|64 (58)||9 February 1929||28–29 First Division||Anfield||1–2||Race||Griffiths, White||45,095|
|63 (57)||29 September 1928||28–29 First Division||Goodison Park||1–0||Troup||55,415|
|62 (56)||25 February 1928||27–28 First Division||Anfield||3–3||Hopkin, Bromilow, Hodgson||Dean||55,361|
|61 (55)||15 October 1927||27–28 First Division||Goodison Park||1–1||Edmed||Troup||65,729|
|60 (54)||12 February 1927||26–27 First Division||Anfield||1–0||Chambers||52,840|
|59 (53)||25 September 1926||26–27 First Division||Goodison Park||1–0||O'Donnell||43,973|
|58 (52)||6 February 1926||25–26 First Division||Goodison Park||3–3||Oxley, Forshaw||Chedgzoy, Dean, Irvine||45,793|
|57 (51)||26 September 1925||25–26 First Division||Anfield||5–1||Forshaw, Walsh, Chambers||Kennedy||49,426|
|56 (50)||7 February 1925||24–25 First Division||Anfield||3–1||Shone, Hopkin, Chambers||Chadwick||56,000|
|55 (49)||24 October 1924||24–25 First Division||Goodison Park||0–1||Rawlings||53,000|
|54 (48)||13 October 1923||23–24 First Division||Anfield||1–2||Walsh||Cock, Chedgzoy||50,000|
|53 (47)||6 October 1923||23–24 First Division||Goodison Park||1–0||Chadwick||51,000|
|52 (46)||14 October 1922||22–23 First Division||Goodison Park||0–1||Johnson||52,000|
|51 (45)||7 October 1922||22–23 First Division||Anfield||5–1||Chambers, McNab, Bromilow||Williams||54,000|
|50 (44)||12 November 1921||21–22 First Division||Anfield||1–1||Forshaw||Chedgzoy||50,000|
|49 (43)||5 November 1921||21–22 First Division||Goodison Park||1–1||Shone||Brewster||52,000|
|48 (42)||30 October 1920||20–21 First Division||Goodison Park||0–3||Johnson, Chambers||55,000|
|47 (41)||23 October 1920||20–21 First Division||Anfield||1–0||Forshaw||50,000|
|46 (40)||27 December 1919||19–20 First Division||Goodison Park||1–3||Lewis, Miller||Parker||49,662|
|45 (39)||20 December 1919||19–20 First Division||Anfield||0–0||40,000|
|No competitive football was played between 1915 and 1919 due to World War I|
|44 (38)||6 February 1915||14–15 First Division||Goodison Park||1–3||Sheldon, Nicholl, Pagnam||Clennell||30,000|
|43 (37)||3 October 1914||14–15 First Division||Anfield||0–5||Parker, Clennell||32,000|
|42 (36)||17 January 1914||13–14 First Division||Anfield||1–2||Metcalf||Parker||35,000|
|41 (35)||20 September 1913||13–14 First Division||Goodison Park||1–2||Lacey||Wareing||40,000|
|40 (34)||8 February 1913||12–13 First Division||Goodison Park||0–2||Parkinson||40,000|
|39 (33)||5 October 1912||12–13 First Division||Anfield||0–2||Browell, Gault||46,000|
|38 (32)||20 January 1912||11–12 First Division||Anfield||1–3||Gilligan||Beare, Browell, Jefferis||35,000|
|37 (31)||16 September 1911||11–12 First Division||Goodison Park||2–1||Parkinson||Beare, Gourlay||40,000|
|36||4 February 1911||10–11 FA Cup Rnd 2||Goodison Park||2–1||Parkinson||Young||50,000|
|35 (30)||27 December 1910||10–11 First Division||Goodison Park||0–1||Parkinson||51,000|
|34 (29)||1 October 1910||10–11 First Division||Anfield||0–2||Makepeace, Young||40,000|
|33 (28)||12 February 1910||09–10 First Division||Anfield||0–1||Freeman||40,000|
|32 (27)||2 October 1909||09–10 First Division||Goodison Park||2–3||Goddard, Stewart, Parkinson||Coleman, Freeman||45,000|
|31 (26)||9 April 1909||08–09 First Division||Goodison Park||5–0||Freeman, Coleman, Turner, White||45,000|
|30 (25)||3 October 1908||08–09 First Division||Anfield||0–1||Barlow||40,000|
|29 (24)||17 April 1908||07–08 First Division||Anfield||0–0||35,000|
|28 (23)||5 October 1907||07–08 First Division||Goodison Park||2–4||J. Hewitt, Raisbeck, Cox, C. Hewitt||Makepeace, Settle||40,000|
|27 (22)||29 March 1907||06–07 First Division||Goodison Park||0–0||45,000|
|26 (21)||29 September 1906||06–07 First Division||Anfield||1–2||Parkinson||Young||40,000|
|25 (20)||13 April 1906||05–06 First Division||Anfield||1–1||West (pen.)||Taylor||33,000|
|24||31 March 1906||05–06 FA Cup Semi-final||Villa Park||2–0||Abbott, Hardman||37,000|
|23 (19)||30 September 1905||05–06 First Division||Goodison Park||4–2||Hewitt||Abbott, Hardman, Settle, Sharp||40,000|
|1904–05 Liverpool were in the Football League Second Division|
|22||8 February 1905||04–05 FA Cup Rnd 1 Rep.||Goodison Park||2–1||Goddard||Hardman, McDermott||40,000|
|21||4 February 1905||04–05 FA Cup Rnd 1||Anfield||1–1||Parkinson||Makepeace||28,000|
|20 (18)||1 April 1904||03–04 First Division||Goodison Park||5–2||Robinson, Cox||Young, Wolstenholme||40,000|
|19 (17)||10 October 1903||03–04 First Division||Anfield||2–2||Morris||Sheridan||30,000|
|18 (16)||10 April 1903||02–03 First Division||Anfield||0–0||28,000|
|17 (15)||27 September 1902||02–03 First Division||Goodison Park||3–1||Raybould (pen.)||Abbott, Brearley, Young||40,000|
|16||30 January 1902||01–02 FA Cup Rnd 1 Rep.||Goodison Park||0–2||Balmer (o.g.), Hunter||20,000|
|15||25 January 1902||01–02 FA Cup Rnd 1||Anfield||2–2||Robertson, Hunter||Sharp, Young||25,000|
|14 (14)||11 January 1902||01–02 First Division||Goodison Park||4–0||Settle, Bell, Young||25,000|
|13 (13)||14 September 1901||01–02 First Division||Anfield||2–2||White, Raybould||Settle, Sharp||30,000|
|12 (12)||19 January 1901||00–01 First Division||Anfield||1–2||Cox||Taylor||18,000|
|11 (11)||22 September 1900||00–01 First Division||Goodison Park||1–1||Raybould||McDonald||50,000|
|10 (10)||20 January 1900||99–00 First Division||Goodison Park||3–1||Raybould||Settle, Blythe||30,000|
|9 (9)||23 September 1899||99–00 First Division||Anfield||1–2||Robertson||Settle, Taylor||30,000|
|8 (8)||21 January 1899||98–99 First Division||Anfield||2–0||Walker, Robertson||30,000|
|7 (7)||24 September 1898||98–99 First Division||Goodison Park||1–2||McCowie (1 pen.)||Proudfoot||45,000|
|6 (6)||16 October 1897||97–98 First Division||Goodison Park||3–0||Williams, Bell||40,000|
|5 (5)||25 September 1897||97–98 First Division||Anfield||3–1||Cunliffe, McQue, Becton||Taylor||30,000|
|4 (4)||21 November 1896||96–97 First Division||Anfield||0–0||30,000|
|3 (3)||3 October 1896||96–97 First Division||Goodison Park||2–1||Ross||Hartley, Milward||45,000|
|1895–96 Liverpool were in the Football League Second Division|
|2 (2)||17 November 1894||94–95 First Division||Anfield||2–2||Hannah, Ross (pen.)||Kelso, Latta||30,000|
|1 (1)||13 October 1894||94–95 First Division||Goodison Park||3–0||Bell, Latta, McInnes||44,000|
|Date||Beneficiary||Venue||Score||Liverpool Scorers||Everton Scorers||Att.|
|4 September 2010||Jamie Carragher||Anfield||4–1||Luis García, Carragher, Cole, Eccleston||Carragher (o.g.)||35,631|
|10 October 1992||Bruce Grobbelaar||Anfield||2–2||Burrows, Rosenthal||Beagrie, Barlow||20,516|
|12 August 1985||Phil Neal||Anfield||2–3||Neal, Johnston||? ? ?||23,480|
|11 May 1981||Steve Heighway||Anfield||2–2||Johnson, Johnson||? ?||17,137|
|13 March 1973||Brian Labone||Goodison Park||2–1||Toshack||Lyons, Husband||25,779|
- "Class telling in FA Cup". The Times. 31 January 1955.
- "Liverpool v Everton: The changing face of the Merseyside derby". BBC Sport. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- The Merseyside derby, footballderbies.com. Retrieved 11 February 2007
- "Fans segregation enforced for Everton v Liverpool derby". BBC News.
- Smith, Rory (7 February 2010). "Liverpool 1 Everton 0: match report". The Daily Telegraph.
Toxic in the stands, brutal on the pitch. The Merseyside derby.. to those involved it remains a battle of all or nothing proportions
- Bernstein, Joe (6 February 2010). City-rivals-reduced-men-apiece.html "Liverpool 1 Everton 0: Dirk Kuyt continues hot streak as Mersey rivals reduced to ten men apiece" Check
|url=value (help). Daily Mail.
The most ill-disciplined and explosive fixture in the Premier League calendar lived up to expectations ... this was a battle rather than a football game, the 213th Merseyside derby going exactly according to tradition
- "Community Politics in Liverpool and the Governance of Professional Football in the Late 19th Century" (PDF). Dr.David Kennedy. Toffeeweb.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 October 2008. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- "Question of religion as basis for support still contentious". Retrieved 20 January 2014.
- Results – Liverpool FC – LFC Online
- Liverpool FC News – LFC Online
- Liverpool FC News – LFC Online
- Results – Liverpool FC – LFC Online
- Results – Liverpool FC – LFC Online
- Liverpool FC News – LFC Online
- Liverpool FC News – LFC Online
- Results – Liverpool FC – LFC Online
- Liverpool FC News – LFC Online
- Liverpool FC News – LFC Online
- Results – Liverpool FC – LFC Online
- Liverpool FC News – LFC Online
- Liverpool FC News – LFC Online
- "The days after the disaster". The Independent. London. 14 April 1999. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- FA Cup Final 1989
- LIVERWEB – Liverpool Results 1990–91
- LIVERWEB – Liverpool Results 1992–93
- LIVERWEB – Liverpool Results 1993–94
- LIVERWEB – Liverpool Results 1997–98
- LIVERWEB – Liverpool Results 2002–03
- LIVERWEB – Liverpool Results 2004–05
- "Liverpool 3-1 Everton". BBC News. 25 March 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
- LIVERWEB – Liverpool Results 2006–07
- Liverpool 3 Everton 0: Kop that! Three-goal Gerrard is a real Mersey magician Daily Mail. Retrieved 13 March 2012
- Liverpool 2–1 Everton: Divine ponytail Carroll seals final berth The Mirror. Retrieved 14 April 2012
- "Tranmere shame Everton". BBC. 27 January 2001. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Liverpool cling on to beat Tranmere". BBC. 11 March 2001. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Steve McMahon profile". http://www.lfcvancouver.com. 8 May 2011. External link in
- "Southampton's Lallana admits growing up Everton mad". tribalfootball.com. 1 July 2014.
- "Michael Oweb". michaelowen-online.com. 5 January 2008. Archived from the original on 27 August 2006.
- "Stephen Wright". LFChistory.net. 1 April 2008.
- "David Thomspon". sportinglife.com. 5 January 2008.
- "Robbie Fowler profile". goal.com.
- "Steve McManaman". lfchistory.net. 5 January 2008.
- "Steve McMahon". truegreats.com. 5 January 2008. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011.
- "Ian Rush". liverweb.org.uk. 5 January 2008.
- Jones, Mark. "Nick BARMBY - Liverpool FC - Biography 2000/01-2001/02". sporting-heroes.net.
- "Mike Newell". truegreats.com. 5 January 2008. Archived from the original on 30 October 2004.
- "Dave Watson". bluekipper.com. 5 January 2008. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008.
- "LFC comment page". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015.