The Merseyside derby is the name given to association football matches between Everton and Liverpool, two clubs based in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is the longest running top-flight derby in England, with its first official match being played on 13 October 1894. The derby has been played continuously since the 1962–63 season. Part of the rivalry is due to the close proximity of the two clubs' home grounds, being less than a mile apart and within sight of each other across Stanley Park. Everton play their home matches at Goodison Park, while Liverpool play theirs at Anfield.[4][5]

Merseyside derby
The derby on 25 March 2006
Other namesThe friendly derby
LocationLiverpool
TeamsEverton
Liverpool
First meeting13 October 1894
First Division
Everton 3–0 Liverpool[1]
Latest meeting24 April 2024
Premier League
Everton 2–0 Liverpool[2]
StadiumsAnfield (Liverpool)
Goodison Park (Everton)
Statistics
Meetings total244
Most winsLiverpool (99)
Most player appearancesNeville Southall (41)
Top scorerIan Rush (25)
All-time seriesLiverpool: 99
Drawn: 77
Everton: 68
Largest victoryLiverpool 6–0 Everton (1935)[3]

The Merseyside derby was traditionally referred to as the "friendly derby" because of the large number of families in the city with both Everton and Liverpool supporters,[6] and it was one of the few that did not enforce total fan segregation.[7] The 1984 Football League Cup final at Wembley was nicknamed the "friendly final" due to almost all sections of the ground being mixed and supporters of both teams banding together to chant "Merseyside". The 1986 FA Cup final witnessed similar scenes of solidarity.[8] Since the mid-1980s, the rivalry has intensified on and off the field, and has seen more red cards given than any other game since the creation of the Premier League.[9]

History

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Everton FC were founded in 1878[10] 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 the Everton directors vacated Anfield in 1892 and purchased a new ground at Goodison Park on the other side of Stanley Park. Houlding responded by creating a new club, Liverpool FC, to use Anfield.[11][12]

The professional football clubs of the 1890s attracted much interest among the public, both 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. Irish roots and religion are also sometimes considered as theories for the split on the grounds that Houlding was a prominent Orange Order member, while Everton's new chairman George Mahon was a rival Liberal Home Rule-advocating MP.[13] 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.[14] The city of Liverpool has more Irish blood than any other city in the UK, with the possible exception of Glasgow, and division between Protestant and Catholic groups in Ireland closely matched the division between Unionism and Republicanism in Liverpool.[15] However, at the time of the split, James Clement Baxter was the only Catholic among the Everton committee members whereas the rest were Protestants.[16]

The friendly derby

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Locations of the home stadiums of the two Liverpool teams

There are a number of reasons for the "friendly derby" name. Firstly, both of the clubs' home grounds are situated in the north of the city and are very close to each other (just under a mile) with only Stanley Park separating them. From 1902 to 1932, the two clubs even shared the same match day programme. Today there are no evident geographical, political, social, or religious divides as there are in other derbies, although a sectarian divide did exist within the city for many years. It is unclear how, if at all, this influenced the support bases of the two clubs and research conducted in 2013 indicated that it was more likely to have been a political allegiance that influenced support.[17] During the 1950s and 1960s, Everton became known as the Catholic club mainly as a result of successful Irish players such as 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, especially as they did not sign an Irish Catholic player until Ronnie Whelan in 1979.[18] However, this divide was never seen as a basis for supporting a certain side, as is the case with teams such as Celtic and Rangers. In truth, both teams have strong support from all denominations. Most importantly, the actual clubs themselves did not act to strengthen sectarian divides, and both stem from Methodist origins.

Unlike many other local derbies, violence between Everton and Liverpool supporters in Liverpool itself is a rarity. In the fallout from the Heysel Stadium disaster, fan relationships became strained when the actions of Liverpool-supporting hooligans caused both Liverpool and Everton to be banned from European club competition despite no involvement from the latter. 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 and stretched across Stanley Park between the two teams' stadiums. After the murder of 11-year-old Evertonian Rhys Jones in 2007, Liverpool invited his parents and older brother to Anfield for a Champions League match as a sign of respect.[19] The Z-Cars theme tune, to which Everton players traditionally run out, was played for the first time ever at Anfield while Jones' family stood on the pitch wearing Everton shirts and scarves. A standing ovation was then given before "You'll Never Walk Alone" was played. Upon the vindication of Liverpool fans related to the Hillsborough disaster in August 2012, Everton hosted Newcastle United at Goodison Park, and the sides were led out by two children wearing Everton and Liverpool shirts with numbers 9 and 6 on the back; an announcer read out the names of all 96 Hillsborough victims while "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" played to a standing ovation.[20][21]

Modern-day derbies

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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.[22]

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.[23] This saw Liverpool standing seventh in the league and Everton 13th.[24] 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.[25]

 
Historical league game outcomes from the Merseyside derby as of April 2022.
Key: Everton wins – ; Liverpool wins – ; Draws – .

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.[26]

1983–84 was the season when Everton (who won the FA Cup at the end of the campaign) started to emerge as a serious threat to Liverpool. Though Liverpool won the league title and Everton still could not make the top five, Liverpool needed a replay to defeat 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.[27]

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.[28] 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.[29][30]

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.[31] 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.[32] 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.[33]

The 1986 FA Charity Shield 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.[34] 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.[35] The 1986–87 season was the last time that Everton overshadowed Liverpool until 2005.[36]

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.[37] 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.[38]

 
Side-by-side comparison of Everton's and Liverpool's final league positions beginning in 1889

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.[39]

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, in the first derby of the Premier League era, 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.[40]

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.[41] It was the last Merseyside derby Liverpool would win for five years during a period of success for Everton in the fixture. Joe Royle's appointment as Everton manager in November 1994 following Mike Walker's dismissal began with a 2–0 win over Liverpool at Goodison Park which lifted Everton from the bottom of the table and saw Duncan Ferguson score his first goal for the club. Royle's team followed it up with an away win at Anfield with two goals from Andrei Kanchelskis the following season. Everton's derby form at Goodison Park, despite the club's travails through most of the decade, was a strong suit in the 1990s, with five victories and no defeats at home in the ten years from February 1991.

In 1997–98, 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.[42] The following season Liverpool would end their barren run with a 3–2 victory over Everton at Anfield.[43]

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. 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 briefly above them in the table 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.[44]

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.[45]

 
In the derby in March 2006, Steven Gerrard of Liverpool and James Beattie of Everton wore the number "08" as the city had been voted European Capital of Culture for 2008.[46]

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. Liverpool triumphed 3–1 in both of the Merseyside derbies that season.[47][48]

In 2006–07, Everton recovered to finish in the top six, while Liverpool finished third, and there was an early season triumph for the blue half of Liverpool as Everton beat Liverpool 3–0 at Goodison Park in early September, in a game that saw an uncharacteristic mistake from Liverpool 'keeper Pepe Reina. They also held them to a goalless draw at Anfield in early February.[49]

Liverpool did the double over Everton in 2007–08. The first meeting of the sides that season saw one of the most controversial derbies in recent memory, with Everton finishing an ill-tempered game with 9 men. Everton took a first half lead as Sami Hyypiä skewed a left footed clearance into his own goal from a corner. The scoreline was levelled by Dirk Kuyt from the penalty spot after Everton's Tony Hibbert fouled Steven Gerrard in the area. Referee Mark Clattenburg earned the ire of the Goodison faithful as Steven Gerrard appeared to persuade him to change his mind in favour of a red card after first brandishing a yellow. Kuyt was fortunate to escape with a yellow card following a two-footed, aerial lunge on Phil Neville. Liverpool's pressure against the 10 men eventually told, as Liverpool were awarded a second penalty when Neville handled a goal bound shot from derby debutante Lucas Leiva. Neville was dismissed and Everton finished the game two players short. Kuyt scored his second goal of the game from the spot as Liverpool won the game 2–1. The victory helped secure a top-four finish and Champions League qualification for Liverpool, leaving Everton to settle for a UEFA Cup place.[50] 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 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. Both teams enjoyed strong campaigns in the Premier League, as Liverpool challenged for the title and Everton qualified for Europe finishing in fifth place and 9 points adrift of the Champions League places. Everton also progressed to the 2009 FA Cup final, but lost to Chelsea, despite taking the lead through a Louis Saha goal after just 25 seconds – the fastest goal ever in an FA Cup Final.[51]

When the sides met in the 2009–10 season, both clubs were suffering from a poor start to the season. Liverpool won the first meeting at Goodison Park with a 2–0 victory despite Everton enjoying a greater share of possession for the game, with poor finishing and the heroics of Pepe Reina costing the home side.[52] The following game saw 10-man Liverpool win 1–0 following a first-half red card for Greek centre-half Sotirios Kyrgiakos. The Greek fiercely contested a tackle with Fellaini who was fortunate to escape similar punishment having caught the centre-back high on the shin. A solitary goal from Kuyt was enough to secure the three points, as the Dutchmen nodded home smartly from a Steven Gerrard corner.[53]

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.[54] This was the last win for Everton in the derby in all competitions for more than a decade, failing to win in the following 23 games whilst losing 11 times.[55]

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.[56] 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 equalized through a Luis Suárez goal midway through the second half, and Andy Carroll scored the winning goal for Liverpool in the 87th minute.[57] 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, whilst the Reds finished the season as the winners of the League Cup.

In the 2013–14 season, the two sides contested an eventful 3–3 draw at Goodison Park, with the lead changing on three separate occasions between both teams.[58] Later that season, Liverpool beat Everton 4–0 at Anfield during the beginning of an improbable title challenge for the Reds.[59] The result was replicated in the 2015–16 season, as Liverpool again ran out 4–0 winners in Jürgen Klopp's first experience of the Merseyside derby.[60] The game was notable for a Ramiro Funes Mori red card which saw in-form striker Divock Origi injured – the Belgian missed the remainder of the season. The result ended a run of three consecutive draws in the fixture, which was Everton's best streak in the derby for six years.[61]

Liverpool won both derbies in Klopp's first full season at the club, as dominance continued from the Red half of Merseyside. Sadio Mané scored an injury time winner at Goodison Park in December 2016, following a Daniel Sturridge left footed shot that rebounded off the post.[62] The second meeting was a more straightforward affair for the Reds, with a 3–1 victory following goals from Mané, Philippe Coutinho and Origi.

In the 2017–18 season, Mohamed Salah scored a curling left footed effort for the Reds, which would go on to win the 2018 FIFA Puskás Award for goal of the year, picking up 38% of the public vote.[63] The match ended in a 1–1 draw, after returning Evertonian Wayne Rooney equalized with a penalty.[64]

In the following season, Divock Origi scored one of the most memorable goals ever witnessed in a Merseyside derby. With the score goalless after 90 minutes, Virgil van Dijk volleyed a speculative effort towards goal which skewed off his boot and high into the air. Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford attempted to catch the ball but missed, as it came back down off the crossbar in front of the waiting Origi, who nodded in the winner in the sixth minute of added time.[65] The return game in March 2019 ended in a 0–0 draw at Goodison Park and saw Liverpool move down to second place, where they remained until the end of the season.[66]

The first meeting of the following season saw Liverpool, whose Champions league win was some compensation for their failure to secure the Premier League, welcoming a struggling Everton to Anfield. The Reds had surged into an early lead at the top of the Premier League table while the Toffees sat just above the relegation zone, which lead to the derby being described as perhaps "the most unbalanced meeting" in recent years.[67] Liverpool won the match 5–2 despite playing a rotated side, and soon after Everton sacked their manager, Marco Silva.[68] The return league fixture, which was both sides' first match in the Premier League since the season had been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was played on 21 June 2020 behind closed doors at Goodison Park, and ended in a goalless draw.[69]

In between these two games, on 5 January 2020, a Liverpool team largely made up of reserves and teenagers defeated Everton 1–0 in the third round of the FA Cup at Anfield, with the winning goal coming from a curling strike outside of the area, courtesy of 18 year-old Toxteth born Curtis Jones.[70]

The first meeting of the 2020–21 season saw Everton, with a 100 percent record after four games, welcome champions Liverpool to Goodison Park. The game ended in a 2–2 draw after Jordan Henderson's strike to make it 3–2 to Liverpool in second half stoppage time was ruled out by VAR.[71] With 23 matches unbeaten in the Merseyside derby, Liverpool set a new club record for highest number of games unbeaten against the same opponent.[72] The record lasted only until the return game at Anfield on 20 February 2021, which Everton won 2–0, their first win at Anfield in any competition since 1999.[73] The defeat was also a fourth consecutive home defeat for Liverpool, a run not endured since 1923.[74]

In the 2021–22 season, goals from Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah (two) and Diogo Jota saw Liverpool record a 4–1 away win against Everton in the Premier League, the club's biggest winning margin at Goodison since a 5–0 victory in 1982, as Liverpool became the first team in English top-flight history to score at least two goals in 18 successive games in all competitions.[75] The victory also took Liverpool ahead of Everton in the number of wins in Everton's home stadium.[76] In the reverse fixture at Anfield in April, Liverpool won 2–0, with goals from Andrew Robertson and Divock Origi, his sixth overall against Everton. This was the first season since 2016–17 that Liverpool did the double over their rivals. The following season saw another 0–0 draw in the fixture, with Liverpool supporter Conor Coady scoring what looked to be a winner only for the VAR to rule it out. In the reverse fixture, an Everton side coming off a win against league leaders Arsenal went to Anfield under new manager Sean Dyche. Liverpool won 2–0 with goals from Salah and Cody Gakpo. The second goal would the latter's first for Liverpool.[77]

The 2023–24 season saw Liverpool win 2–0 with a Salah brace at Anfield,[78] but also notably featured Everton's first derby win in 3 years, and their first win at Goodison Park in 14. Goals from Jarrad Branthwaite and Dominic Calvert-Lewin secured a 2–0 victory by the Blues on 24 April 2024, greatly increasing Everton's odds of survival from relegation and significantly affecting Liverpool's title hopes in the process. Some Everton fans reportedly chanted "You lost the league, at Goodison Park" towards the end of the game.[79][80]

Tranmere Rovers

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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,[81] before losing 4–2 to Liverpool in the quarter-finals.[82]

Statistics

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As of 24 April 2024
Competition Played Liverpool wins Draws Everton wins Liverpool goals Everton goals
Football League First Division 146 54 44 48 203 181
Premier League 64 28 25 11 89 55
FA Cup 25 12 6 7 40 28
Football League/EFL Cup 4 2 1 1 2 1
FA Charity/Community Shield 3 1 1 1 2 2
Football League Super Cup 2 2 0 0 7 2
Total 244 99 77 68 343 269

Records

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Source:[83]

This derby is responsible for many records across all derby matches, largely due to it being contested on so many occasions:

  • The longest unbeaten derby run in all competitions is held by Liverpool, with Everton failing to find victory in 23 consecutive games between 2011 and 2020. This streak is also the longest such run that Liverpool have had against any opponent in club history.[72]
  • The longest unbeaten derby run in home matches is held by Liverpool, with Everton failing to win in the league (plus two cup games) for 22 games between 2000 and 2020.
  • The longest unbeaten derby run in away matches is held by Everton, with a 16-match run at Anfield between 1899 and 1920, which included ten victories.[84]
  • The longest unbroken winning run at home belongs to Liverpool, with five wins between the 1932–33 and 1936–37 seasons.
  • The longest unbroken winning run away from home belongs to Everton, who won seven consecutive games at Anfield between the 1908–09 and 1914–15 seasons.
  • Recent games have been marred by sendings off, and the fixture has seen 23 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 both saw 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.[85]
  • 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.[86][87]
  • The highest-scoring match had 11 goals, when Liverpool won 7–4 at Anfield in the 1932–33 season.[88]
  • Neville Southall of Everton holds the record for most derby appearances, with 41 across all competitions.[89]
  • 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 a brace 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.[90]
  • 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 (First Division)[91]
  • Lowest attendance: 18,000 at Anfield, 19 January 1901 (First Division) (* does not include matches played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

All-time top goalscorers

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Ian Rush, top goalscorer in the derby with 25 goals for Liverpool
 
Statue of Dixie Dean, top league goalscorer in the derby with 18 goals for Everton

The following players have scored four or more goals in the derby. This includes Premier League matches, its predecessor the Football League First Division, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Football League Super Cup and the Charity Shield. This list is correct as of the match played on 21 October 2023.

Dixie Dean is the top goalscorer in league games, with 18 goals, while Steven Gerrard is the top goalscorer in the fixture in the Premier League era, with 9 goals.[92]

Source:[93]

Nation Player Club(s) League FA Cup League
Cup
Charity
Shield
Screen
Sport
Overall Years
  Ian Rush Liverpool 13 5 1 1 5 25 1980–1987
1988–1996
  Dixie Dean Everton 18 1 19 1925–1937
  Alex "Sandy" Young Everton 9 3 12 1901–1911
  Steven Gerrard Liverpool 9 1 10 1998–2015
  Harry Chambers Liverpool 8 8 1915–1928
  Jimmy Settle Everton 8 8 1899–1908
  Jack Parkinson Liverpool 6 2 8 1903–1914
  Peter Beardsley Liverpool / Everton 4/1 2/0 7 1987–1991 (L)
1991–1993 (E)
  Mohamed Salah Liverpool 7 7 2017–
  Graeme Sharp Everton 4 2 1 7 1980–1991
  Jack Balmer Liverpool 6 6 1935–1952
  Robbie Fowler Liverpool 6 6 1992–2001
2006–2007
  Bobby Parker Everton 6 6 1913–1922
  Divock Origi Liverpool 6 6 2014–2022
  Gordon Hodgson Liverpool 5 1 6 1925–1936
  Tim Cahill Everton 5 5 2004–2012
  Kenny Dalglish Liverpool 5 5 1977–1990
  Fred Howe Liverpool 5 5 1935–1938
  Jack Taylor Everton 5 5 1896–1910
  Dirk Kuyt Liverpool 5 5 2006–2012
  Luis Suárez Liverpool 4 1 5 2011–2014
  Roger Hunt Liverpool 4 1 5 1958–1969
  Duncan Ferguson Everton 4 4 1994–1998
2000–2006
  Tommy Lawton Everton 4 4 1936–1939
  Michael Owen Liverpool 4 4 1997–2004
  Sam Raybould Liverpool 4 4 1900–1907
  Roy Vernon Everton 4 4 1960–1965
  Daniel Sturridge Liverpool 4 4 2013–2019
  Sadio Mané Liverpool 4 4 2016–2022

Current scorers: Current players with multiple derby goals include Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (7) and Everton's Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (2).

Goals from "overseas" players: A total of 35 non-British (Isles) players from 20 countries have scored in the derby (not including own goals, which add four countries to the list) since Liverpool's Craig Johnston became the first such player to do so, in the 1982.[94] Most recently Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri added the newest country (Switzerland) to this list.[95] Mohamed Salah (Egypt) is the leading "overseas" player with seven goals.[96] In terms of countries, France leads the way with five different scorers, but Australia and Netherlands are just behind, with four each.[97]

More goals than years: Liverpool's Fred Howe and Everton's Tommy Lawton bear the distinction of scoring more goals than they actually spent in years in the city of Liverpool, with 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 a 5–1 win at Goodison in 1904.[98] Other Evertonians to manage hat-ticks include Bobby Parker in 1914 and Dixie Dean twice, in 1928 and 1931, the last Everton player to net a treble.[99] Liverpool hat-tricks have come from Chambers (1922), Forshaw (1925), Hanson (1933) and Howe (four goals in 1935). Nearly fifty years passed before the next derby hat-trick, scored by Ian Rush, who managed four goals in a 5–0 win at Goodison in 1982; a further thirty years passed until Steven Gerrard scored a hat-trick against Everton at Anfield in a 3–0 win. 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.[100][101]

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.[102] 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 (Everton, 1905–06), Freeman (Everton, 1909–10), Parkinson (Liverpool, 1910–11), King (Everton, 1978–79), Lineker (Everton, 1985–86), Barnes (Liverpool, 1989–90) and Fowler (Liverpool, 1995–96).

Youngest derby goalscorer: Although difficult to verify, since birthdates of early players are not always known, the youngest confirmed derby goalscorer is Everton's Danny Cadamarteri, who scored the winner at Goodison six days after his 18th birthday in October 1997.[103]

All-time most appearances

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Source:[104]

Nation Player Club Appearances Years Position
  Neville Southall Everton 41 1981–1998 Goalkeeper
  Ian Rush Liverpool 36 1980–1987
1988–1996
Striker
  Bruce Grobbelaar Liverpool 34 1980–1994 Goalkeeper
  Alan Hansen Liverpool 33 1977–1990 Defender
  Kevin Ratcliffe Everton 32 1980–1992 Defender

Clean sheets

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Nation Player Club Clean sheets Games Years
  Ray Clemence Liverpool 15 27 1967–1981
  Neville Southall Everton 15 41 1981–1998
  Bruce Grobbelaar Liverpool 10 34 1980–1994
  Gordon West Everton 9 20 1962–1973
  Tommy Lawrence Liverpool 8 16 1957–1971
  Pepe Reina Liverpool 8[105] 17 2005–2013
  Alisson Liverpool 7 10 2018–present
  Cyril Sidlow Liverpool 6 10 1946–1952
  Billy Scott Everton 6 15 1904–1912
  Ted Sagar Everton 6 20 1929–1953
  Jordan Pickford Everton 6 16 2017–present
  Tim Howard Everton 5 18 2006–2016
  Elisha Scott Liverpool 5 20 1912–1917
1919–1934
  Dai Davies Everton 3 5 1970–1977

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.[108]

  • Not including matches played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Games on neutral ground

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There have been twelve derby games played on neutral grounds: six at Wembley (both the old and new grounds), four at Maine Road and one each at Villa Park and Old Trafford:

Date Competition Venue Score Attendance
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 (a.e.t.) 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 (a.e.t.) 82,800
14 April 2012 FA Cup Semi-final Wembley Everton 1–2 Liverpool 87,231

Penalties

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Since the war, Everton have been awarded just three penalties during Anfield derbies (all scored), while Liverpool have had eleven at Goodison, of which three have been missed (though only one of these misses affected the final result).[109]

Crossing the park

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Players transferring between the clubs are said to be "crossing the Park". The phrase refers to Stanley Park, which lies between Anfield and Goodison Park. Since Liverpool were formed when Everton left Anfield, which had been their home ground, the two players who stayed behind (Duncan McLean and Thomas G. Wylie) did not actually cross the park. The first player to have had both Anfield and Goodison as his home ground was Patrick Gordon.

Transfer embargo: Liverpool did not buy directly from Everton between 1959 and 2000, while there was a similar freeze in the opposite direction between 1961 and 1982.

Played for all three: 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 to 1951; 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.

Source:[110][111]

Everton, then Liverpool

  • Abel Xavier – 2002 – £750,000 (only player to play in 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)
     
    Andrew Hannah, captain with both Everton and Liverpool
  • 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; along with Wylie, the only two players to stay at Liverpool when Everton left Anfield.
  • Thomas G. Wylie – 1892

The following played for other clubs before moving to Liverpool:

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 other clubs before moving to Everton:

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.

On 30 June 2021, former Liverpool manager Rafael Benítez signed a three-year contract with Everton. He was fired on 16 January 2022.

Scored for both sides in a derby

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Only two players have scored for both sides in a Merseyside derby:

  • David Johnson scored on his derby debut for Everton in November 1971 and later scored two derby goals during his spell with Liverpool, the last of them on 1 March 1980.[113][114]
  • Peter Beardsley added to his tally of six derby goals for Liverpool with one for Everton on 7 December 1992.[115][116]

Boyhood allegiances

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Doing the double

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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 sixteen 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 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 draw.[135]

Liverpool have achieved the most Premier League doubles over their city rivals Everton, doing so three 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 when they won 1–0 on both legs to complete a treble for that season, having also won at Wembley in the Charity Shield.[136]

Full list of results

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Fixtures from 1894 to the present day featuring League games, FA Cup, League Cup, Charity Shield and Super Cup sorted from the most recent.[137][138] Testimonial matches are listed separately. Other friendlies and Inter-War fixtures are not included.

No. (Lg) Date Competition Venue Score Liverpool scorers/red cards Everton scorers/red cards Attendance Ref.
244 (210) 24 April 2024 23-24 Premier League Goodison Park 2–0   Branthwaite,   Calvert-Lewin 39,222 [139]
243 (209) 21 October 2023 23–24 Premier League Anfield 2–0     Salah (1 pen.)   Young 50,201 [140]
242 (208) 13 February 2023 22–23 Premier League Anfield 2–0   Salah,   Gakpo 53,027 [141]
241 (207) 3 September 2022 22–23 Premier League Goodison Park 0–0 39,240 [142]
240 (206) 24 April 2022 21–22 Premier League Anfield 2–0   Robertson,   Origi 53,213 [143]
239 (205) 1 December 2021 21–22 Premier League Goodison Park 1–4   Henderson,     Salah,   Jota   Gray 39,641 [144]
238 (204) 20 February 2021 20–21 Premier League Anfield 0–2   Richarlison,   Sigurðsson (pen.) 0[a] [145]
237 (203) 17 October 2020 20–21 Premier League Goodison Park 2–2   Mané,   Salah   Keane,   Calvert-Lewin,   Richarlison 0[a] [146]
236 (202) 21 June 2020 19–20 Premier League Goodison Park 0–0 0[a] [147]
235 5 January 2020 19–20 FA Cup Rnd 3 Anfield 1–0   Jones 52,583 [148]
234 (201) 4 December 2019 19–20 Premier League Anfield 5–2     Origi,   Shaqiri,   Mané,   Wijnaldum   Keane,   Richarlison 53,094 [149]
233 (200) 3 March 2019 18–19 Premier League Goodison Park 0–0 39,335 [150]
232 (199) 2 December 2018 18–19 Premier League Anfield 1–0   Origi 51,756 [151]
231 (198) 7 April 2018 17–18 Premier League Goodison Park 0–0 39,220 [152]
230 5 January 2018 17–18 FA Cup Rnd 3 Anfield 2–1   Milner (pen.),   Van Dijk   Sigurðsson 52,513 [153]
229 (197) 10 December 2017 17–18 Premier League Anfield 1–1   Salah   Rooney (pen.) 53,082 [154]
228 (196) 1 April 2017 16–17 Premier League Anfield 3–1   Mané,   Coutinho,   Origi   Pennington 52,920 [155]
227 (195) 19 December 2016 16–17 Premier League Goodison Park 0–1   Mané 39,590 [156]
226 (194) 20 April 2016 15–16 Premier League Anfield 4–0   Origi,   Sakho,   Sturridge,   Coutinho   Funes Mori 43,854 [157]
225 (193) 4 October 2015 15–16 Premier League Goodison Park 1–1   Ings   Lukaku 39,598 [158]
224 (192) 7 February 2015 14–15 Premier League Goodison Park 0–0 39,621 [159]
223 (191) 27 September 2014 14–15 Premier League Anfield 1–1   Gerrard   Jagielka 44,511 [160]
222 (190) 28 January 2014 13–14 Premier League Anfield 4–0   Gerrard,     Sturridge,   Suárez 44,450 [161]
221 (189) 23 November 2013 13–14 Premier League Goodison Park 3–3   Coutinho,   Suárez,   Sturridge   Mirallas,     Lukaku 39,576 [162]
220 (188) 5 May 2013 12–13 Premier League Anfield 0–0 44,991 [163]
219 (187) 28 October 2012 12–13 Premier League Goodison Park 2–2   Baines (o.g.),   Suárez   Osman,   Naismith 39,613 [164]
218 14 April 2012 11–12 FA Cup Semi-final Wembley 2–1   Suárez,   Carroll   Jelavić 87,231 [165]
217 (186) 13 March 2012 11–12 Premier League Anfield 3–0       Gerrard 44,921 [166]
216 (185) 1 October 2011 11–12 Premier League Goodison Park 0–2   Suárez,   Carroll   Rodwell (subsequently rescinded) 39,510 [167]
215 (184) 16 January 2011 10–11 Premier League Anfield 2–2   Meireles,   Kuyt (pen.)   Distin,   Beckford 44,795 [168]
214 (183) 17 October 2010 10–11 Premier League Goodison Park 2–0   Cahill,   Arteta 39,673 [169]
213 (182) 6 February 2010 09–10 Premier League Anfield 1–0   Kuyt  Kyrgiakos   Pienaar 44,316 [170]
212 (181) 29 November 2009 09–10 Premier League Goodison Park 0–2   Yobo (o.g.),   Kuyt 39,652 [171]
211 4 February 2009 08–09 FA Cup Rnd 4 Rep. Goodison Park 1–0 (aet)   Lucas   Gosling 37,918 [172]
210 25 January 2009 08–09 FA Cup Rnd 4 Anfield 1–1   Gerrard   Lescott 43,524 [173]
209 (180) 19 January 2009 08–09 Premier League Anfield 1–1   Gerrard   Cahill 44,382 [174]
208 (179) 27 September 2008 08–09 Premier League Goodison Park 0–2     Torres   Cahill 39,574 [175]
207 (178) 30 March 2008 07–08 Premier League Anfield 1–0   Torres 44,295 [176]
206 (177) 20 October 2007 07–08 Premier League Goodison Park 1–2     Kuyt (2 pens.)   Hyypiä (o.g.) –   Hibbert,   Neville 40,049 [177]
205 (176) 3 February 2007 06–07 Premier League Anfield 0–0 44,234 [178]
204 (175) 9 September 2006 06–07 Premier League Goodison Park 3–0   Cahill,     Johnson 40,004 [179]
203 (174) 25 March 2006 05–06 Premier League Anfield 3–1   Neville (o.g.),   García,   Kewell  Gerrard   Cahill  Van der Meyde 44,923 [180]
202 (173) 28 December 2005 05–06 Premier League Goodison Park 1–3   Crouch,   Gerrard,   Cissé   Beattie  Arteta,   Neville 40,158 [181]
201 (172) 20 March 2005 04–05 Premier League Anfield 2–1   Gerrard,   García  Baroš   Cahill 44,224 [182]
200 (171) 11 December 2004 04–05 Premier League Goodison Park 1–0   Carsley 40,552 [183]
199 (170) 31 January 2004 03–04 Premier League Anfield 0–0 44,056 [184]
198 (169) 30 August 2003 03–04 Premier League Goodison Park 0–3     Owen,   Kewell 40,200 [185]
197 (168) 19 April 2003 02–03 Premier League Goodison Park 1–2   Owen,   Murphy   Unsworth  Weir,   Naysmith 40,162 [186]
196 (167) 22 December 2002 02–03 Premier League Anfield 0–0 44,025 [187]
195 (166) 23 February 2002 01–02 Premier League Anfield 1–1   Anelka   Radzinski 44,371 [188]
194 (165) 15 September 2001 01–02 Premier League Goodison Park 1–3   Gerrard,   Owen,   Riise   Campbell 39,554 [189]
193 (164) 16 April 2001 00–01 Premier League Goodison Park 2–3   Heskey,   Babbel,   McAllister  Bišćan   Ferguson,   Unsworth 40,260 [190]
192 (163) 29 October 2000 00–01 Premier League Anfield 3–1   Barmby,   Heskey,   Berger   Campbell  Gravesen 44,718 [191]
191 (162) 21 April 2000 99–00 Premier League Goodison Park 0–0 40,052 [192]
190 (161) 27 September 1999 99–00 Premier League Anfield 0–1   Westerveld,   Gerrard   Campbell  Jeffers 44,802 [193]
189 (160) 3 April 1999 98–99 Premier League Anfield 3–2     Fowler,   Berger   Dacourt,   Jeffers 44,852 [194]
188 (159) 17 October 1998 98–99 Premier League Goodison Park 0–0 40,185 [195]
187 (158) 23 February 1998 97–98 Premier League Anfield 1–1   Ince   Ferguson 44,501 [196]
186 (157) 18 October 1997 97–98 Premier League Goodison Park 2–0   Ruddock (o.g.),   Cadamarteri 40,112 [197]
185 (156) 16 April 1997 96–97 Premier League Goodison Park 1–1   Redknapp  Fowler   Ferguson  Unsworth 40,177 [198]
184 (155) 20 November 1996 96–97 Premier League Anfield 1–1   Fowler   Speed 40,751 [199]
183 (154) 16 April 1996 95–96 Premier League Goodison Park 1–1   Fowler   Kanchelskis 40,120 [200]
182 (153) 18 November 1995 95–96 Premier League Anfield 1–2   Fowler     Kanchelskis 40,818 [201]
181 (152) 24 January 1995 94–95 Premier League Anfield 0–0 39,505 [202]
180 (151) 21 November 1994 94–95 Premier League Goodison Park 2–0   Ferguson,   Rideout 39,866 [203]
179 (150) 14 March 1994 93–94 Premier League Anfield 2–1   Fowler,   Rush   Watson 44,281 [204]
178 (149) 18 September 1993 93–94 Premier League Goodison Park 2–0   Cottee,   Ward 38,157 [205]
177 (148) 20 March 1993 92–93 Premier League Anfield 1–0   Rosenthal 44,619 [206]
176 (147) 7 December 1992 92–93 Premier League Goodison Park 2–1   Wright   Johnston,   Beardsley 35,826 [207]
175 (146) 28 December 1991 91–92 First Division Goodison Park 1–1   Tanner   Johnston 37,681 [208]
174 (145) 31 August 1991 91–92 First Division Anfield 3–1   Burrows,   Saunders,   Houghton   Newell 39,072 [209]
173 27 February 1991 90–91 FA Cup Rnd 5 R. 2 Goodison Park 1–0   Watson 40,201 [210]
172 20 February 1991 90–91 FA Cup Rnd 5 Rep. Goodison Park 4–4 (aet)     Beardsley,   Rush,   Barnes     Cottee,     Sharp 37,766 [211]
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 [212]
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 [213]
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 [214]
124 (112) 22 February 1975 74–75 First Division Anfield 0–0 55,853 [215]
123 (111) 16 November 1974 74–75 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 57,190 [216]
122 (110) 20 April 1974 73–74 First Division Anfield 0–0 55,848 [217]
121 (109) 8 December 1973 73–74 First Division Goodison Park 0–1   Waddle 56,098 [218]
120 (108) 3 March 1973 72–73 First Division Goodison Park 0–2     Hughes 54,856 [219]
119 (107) 7 October 1972 72–73 First Division Anfield 1–0   Cormack 55,975 [220]
118 (106) 4 March 1972 71–72 First Division Anfield 4–0   Wright (o.g.),   McLaughlin (o.g.),   Lawler,   Hughes 53,922 [221]
117 (105) 13 November 1971 71–72 First Division Goodison Park 1–0   Johnson 56,293 [222]
116 27 March 1971 70–71 FA Cup Semi-final Old Trafford 2–1   Evans,   Hall   Ball 62,144 [223]
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 [224]
105 (95) 27 August 1966 66–67 First Division Goodison Park 3–1   Smith     Ball,   Brown 64,318 [225]
104 13 August 1966 1966 FA Charity Shield Goodison Park 0–1   Hunt 63,329 [226]
103 (94) 19 March 1966 65–66 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 62,337 [227]
102 (93) 25 September 1965 65–66 First Division Anfield 5–0   Smith,     Hunt,   Stevenson,   St. John 53,557 [228]
101 (92) 12 April 1965 64–65 First Division Goodison Park 2–1   Stevenson (pen.)   Morrissey,   Temple 65,402 [229]
100 (91) 19 September 1964 64–65 First Division Anfield 0–4   Harvey,   Morrissey,   Pickering,   Temple 52,619 [230]
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
95 29 January 1955 54–55 FA Cup Rnd 4 Goodison Park 0–4   Liddell,   A'Court,     Evans 72,000
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).
94 (86) 20 January 1951 50–51 First Division Anfield 0–2     McIntosh 48,688 [231]
93 (85) 16 September 1950 50–51 First Division Goodison Park 1–3   Stubbins,     Balmer   Eglington 71,150 [232]
92 25 March 1950 49–50 FA Cup Semi-final Maine Road 2–0   Paisley,   Liddell 72,000 [233]
91 (84) 24 December 1949 49–50 First Division Anfield 3–1     Baron,   Fagan   Farrell 50,485 [234]
90 (83) 27 August 1949 49–50 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 70,812 [235]
89 (82) 5 February 1949 48–49 First Division Anfield 0–0 50,132 [236]
88 (81) 18 September 1948 48–49 First Division Goodison Park 1–1   Fagan   Dodds 78,299 [237]
87 (80) 21 April 1948 47–48 First Division Anfield 4–0   Stubbins,   Liddell,   Brierley,   Balmer 55,305 [238]
86 (79) 27 September 1947 47–48 First Division Goodison Park 0–3   Balmer,   Stubbins,   Fagan 66,776 [239]
85 (78) 29 January 1947 46–47 First Division Goodison Park 1–0   Wainwright 50,612 [240]
84 (77) 21 September 1946 46–47 First Division Anfield 0–0 48,875 [241]
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 [242]
82 (75) 1 October 1938 38–39 First Division Goodison Park 2–1   Fagan (pen.)   Bentham,   Boyes 64,977 [243]
81 (74) 16 February 1938 37–38 First Division Goodison Park 1–3   Balmer,     Shafto   Lawton 33,465 [244]
80 (73) 2 October 1937 37–38 First Division Anfield 1–2   Nieuwenhuys   Lawton,   Trentham 43,904 [245]
79 (72) 23 January 1937 36–37 First Division Anfield 3–2   Howe,   Taylor,   Balmer   Stevenson 37,055 [246]
78 (71) 19 September 1936 36–37 First Division Goodison Park 2–0   Dean,   Stevenson 55,835 [247]
77 (70) 4 January 1936 35–36 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 52,282 [248]
76 (69) 7 September 1935 35–36 First Division Anfield 6–0         Howe,     Hodgson 46,082 [249]
75 (68) 20 March 1935 34–35 First Division Anfield 2–1     Hodgson (1 pen.)   Dean 31,965 [250]
74 (67) 15 September 1934 34–35 First Division Goodison Park 1–0   Dean 43,001 [251]
73 (66) 10 February 1934 33–34 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 52,088 [252]
72 (65) 30 September 1933 33–34 First Division Anfield 3–2   Nieuwenhuys,   Hanson,   English   Johnson,   White 53,698 [253]
71 (64) 11 February 1933 32–33 First Division Anfield 7–4      Hanson,   Barton,   Morrison,   Taylor,   Roberts     Dean,   Johnson,   Stein 41,469 [254]
70 (63) 1 October 1932 32–33 First Division Goodison Park 3–1   Gunson     Dean,   Critchley 44,214 [255]
69 (62) 30 January 1932 31–32 First Division Goodison Park 2–1   Wright   Critchley,   White 46,537 [256]
68 9 January 1932 31–32 FA Cup Rnd 3 Goodison Park 1–2   Gunson,   Hodgson   Dean 57,090 [257]
67 (61) 19 September 1931 31–32 First Division Anfield 1–3   Wright       Dean 53,220 [258]
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 [259]
65 (59) 7 September 1929 29–30 First Division Anfield 0–3     Dean,   Martin 44,891 [260]
64 (58) 9 February 1929 28–29 First Division Anfield 1–2   Race   Griffiths,   White 45,095 [261]
63 (57) 29 September 1928 28–29 First Division Goodison Park 1–0   Troup 55,415 [262]
62 (56) 25 February 1928 27–28 First Division Anfield 3–3   Hopkin,   Bromilow,   Hodgson       Dean 55,361 [263]
61 (55) 15 October 1927 27–28 First Division Goodison Park 1–1   Edmed   Troup 65,729 [264]
60 (54) 12 February 1927 26–27 First Division Anfield 1–0   Chambers 52,840 [265]
59 (53) 25 September 1926 26–27 First Division Goodison Park 1–0   O'Donnell 43,973 [266]
58 (52) 6 February 1926 25–26 First Division Goodison Park 3–3   Oxley,     Forshaw   Chedgzoy,   Dean,   Irvine 45,793 [267]
57 (51) 26 September 1925 25–26 First Division Anfield 5–1       Forshaw,   Walsh,   Chambers   Kennedy 49,426 [268]
56 (50) 7 February 1925 24–25 First Division Anfield 3–1   Shone,   Hopkin,   Chambers   Chadwick 56,000 [269]
55 (49) 4 October 1924 24–25 First Division Goodison Park 0–1   Rawlings 53,000 [270]
54 (48) 13 October 1923 23–24 First Division Anfield 1–2   Walsh   Cock,   Chedgzoy 50,000 [271]
53 (47) 6 October 1923 23–24 First Division Goodison Park 1–0   Chadwick 51,000 [272]
52 (46) 14 October 1922 22–23 First Division Goodison Park 0–1   Johnson 52,000 [273]
51 (45) 7 October 1922 22–23 First Division Anfield 5–1       Chambers,   McNab,   Bromilow   Williams 54,000 [274]
50 (44) 12 November 1921 21–22 First Division Anfield 1–1   Forshaw   Chedgzoy 50,000 [275]
49 (43) 5 November 1921 21–22 First Division Goodison Park 1–1   Shone   Brewster 52,000 [276]
48 (42) 30 October 1920 20–21 First Division Goodison Park 0–3   Johnson,     Chambers 55,000 [277]
47 (41) 23 October 1920 20–21 First Division Anfield 1–0   Forshaw 50,000 [278]
46 (40) 27 December 1919 19–20 First Division Goodison Park 1–3   Lewis,     Miller   Parker 49,662 [279]
45 (39) 20 December 1919 19–20 First Division Anfield 0–0 40,000 [280]
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 [281]
43 (37) 3 October 1914 14–15 First Division Anfield 0–5       Parker,     Clennell 32,000 [282]
42 (36) 17 January 1914 13–14 First Division Anfield 1–2   Metcalf     Parker 35,000 [283]
41 (35) 20 September 1913 13–14 First Division Goodison Park 1–2     Lacey   Wareing 40,000 [284]
40 (34) 8 February 1913 12–13 First Division Goodison Park 0–2     Parkinson 40,000 [285]
39 (33) 5 October 1912 12–13 First Division Anfield 0–2   Browell,   Gault 46,000 [286]
38 (32) 20 January 1912 11–12 First Division Anfield 1–3   Gilligan   Beare,   Browell,   Jefferis 35,000 [287]
37 (31) 16 September 1911 11–12 First Division Goodison Park 2–1   Parkinson   Beare,   Gourlay 40,000 [288]
36 4 February 1911 10–11 FA Cup Rnd 2 Goodison Park 2–1   Parkinson     Young 50,000 [289]
35 (30) 27 December 1910 10–11 First Division Goodison Park 0–1   Parkinson 51,000 [290]
34 (29) 1 October 1910 10–11 First Division Anfield 0–2   Makepeace,   Young 40,000 [291]
33 (28) 12 February 1910 09–10 First Division Anfield 0–1   Freeman 40,000 [292]
32 (27) 2 October 1909 09–10 First Division Goodison Park 2–3   Goddard,   Stewart,   Parkinson   Coleman,   Freeman 45,000 [293]
31 (26) 9 April 1909 08–09 First Division Goodison Park 5–0     Freeman,   Coleman,   Turner,   White 45,000 [294]
30 (25) 3 October 1908 08–09 First Division Anfield 0–1   Barlow 40,000 [295]
29 (24) 17 April 1908 07–08 First Division Anfield 0–0 35,000 [296]
28 (23) 5 October 1907 07–08 First Division Goodison Park 2–4   J. Hewitt,   Raisbeck,   Cox,   C. Hewitt   Makepeace,   Settle 40,000 [297]
27 (22) 29 March 1907 06–07 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 45,000 [298]
26 (21) 29 September 1906 06–07 First Division Anfield 1–2   Parkinson     Young 40,000 [299]
25 (20) 13 April 1906 05–06 First Division Anfield 1–1   West (pen.)   Taylor 33,000 [300]
24 31 March 1906 05–06 FA Cup Semi-final Villa Park 2–0   Abbott,   Hardman 37,000 [301]
23 (19) 30 September 1905 05–06 First Division Goodison Park 4–2     Hewitt   Abbott,   Hardman,   Settle,   Sharp 40,000 [302]
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 [303]
21 4 February 1905 04–05 FA Cup Rnd 1 Anfield 1–1   Parkinson   Makepeace 28,000 [304]
20 (18) 1 April 1904 03–04 First Division Goodison Park 5–2   Robinson,   Cox         Young,   Wolstenholme 40,000 [305]
19 (17) 10 October 1903 03–04 First Division Anfield 2–2     Morris     Sheridan 30,000 [306]
18 (16) 10 April 1903 02–03 First Division Anfield 0–0 28,000 [307]
17 (15) 27 September 1902 02–03 First Division Goodison Park 3–1   Raybould (pen.)   Abbott,   Brearley,   Young 40,000 [308]
16 30 January 1902 01–02 FA Cup Rnd 1 Rep. Goodison Park 0–2   Balmer (o.g.),   Hunter 20,000 [309]
15 25 January 1902 01–02 FA Cup Rnd 1 Anfield 2–2   Robertson,   Hunter   Sharp,   Young 25,000 [310]
14 (14) 11 January 1902 01–02 First Division Goodison Park 4–0     Settle,   Bell,   Young 25,000 [311]
13 (13) 14 September 1901 01–02 First Division Anfield 2–2   White,   Raybould   Settle,   Sharp 30,000 [312]
12 (12) 19 January 1901 00–01 First Division Anfield 1–2   Cox     Taylor 18,000 [313]
11 (11) 22 September 1900 00–01 First Division Goodison Park 1–1   Raybould   McDonald 50,000 [314]
10 (10) 20 January 1900 99–00 First Division Goodison Park 3–1   Raybould     Settle,   Blythe 30,000 [315]
9 (9) 23 September 1899 99–00 First Division Anfield 1–2   Robertson   Settle,   Taylor 30,000 [316]
8 (8) 21 January 1899 98–99 First Division Anfield 2–0   Walker,   Robertson 30,000 [317]
7 (7) 24 September 1898 98–99 First Division Goodison Park 1–2     McCowie (1 pen.)   Proudfoot 45,000 [318]
6 (6) 16 October 1897 97–98 First Division Goodison Park 3–0     Williams,   Bell 40,000 [319]
5 (5) 25 September 1897 97–98 First Division Anfield 3–1   Cunliffe,   McQue,   Becton   Taylor 30,000 [320]
4 (4) 21 November 1896 96–97 First Division Anfield 0–0 30,000 [321]
3 (3) 3 October 1896 96–97 First Division Goodison Park 2–1   Ross   Hartley,   Milward 45,000 [322]
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 [323]
1 (1) 13 October 1894 94–95 First Division Goodison Park 3–0   Bell,   Latta,   McInnes 44,000 [324]

Testimonials

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Date Beneficiary Venue Score Liverpool Scorers Everton Scorers Attendance Ref.
4 September 2010 Jamie Carragher Anfield 4–1   Luis García,   Carragher,   Cole,   Eccleston   Carragher (o.g.) 35,631 [325]
10 October 1992 Bruce Grobbelaar Anfield 2–2   Burrows,   Rosenthal   Beagrie,   Barlow 20,516 [326]
12 August 1985 Phil Neal Anfield 2–3   Neal,   Johnston     Heath   Mountfield 23,480 [327]
11 May 1981 Steve Heighway Anfield 2–2     Johnson   Hickson (pen.)   Latchford 17,137 [328]
13 March 1973 Brian Labone Goodison Park 2–1   Toshack   Lyons,   Husband 25,779 [329]

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