Merseyside derby

Merseyside derby

Merseyside derby, March 25, 2006
Other names The friendly Derby
Locale England Liverpool
Teams Everton
First meeting 13 October 1894
1894–95 First Division
Everton 3–0 Liverpool
Latest meeting 20 April 2016
Premier League
Liverpool 4–0 Everton
Next meeting 19 December 2016
Premier League
Everton v Liverpool
Stadiums Anfield (Liverpool)
Goodison Park (Everton)
Meetings total 226
Most wins Liverpool (90)
Most player appearances Neville Southall (41)
Top scorer Ian Rush (25)
All-time series Everton: 66
Drawn: 71
Liverpool: 90
Largest victory Liverpool 6–0 Everton (1935)

The Merseyside derby is the name given to football matches between Everton and Liverpool, two major clubs from Liverpool, in the metropolitan county of Merseyside in England. It is the longest running top-flight derby in England, having been played at that level since the 1962–63 season. Everton play their home games at Goodison Park, while Liverpool play theirs at Anfield. The match has been called the Merseyside derby since at least 1955.[1]

Traditionally, the Merseyside derby was referred to as The friendly derby because of the large number of families with both Liverpool and Everton supporters[2] and it is one of the few local derbies that does not enforce total fan segregation.[3] 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, the Merseyside derby has had more red cards than any other game and has been referred to as "The most ill-disciplined and explosive fixture in the Premier League."[4][5]


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. 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.

At Everton board level, the main friction that emerged was that between the retention of an autocratic ownership structure and the creation of a more democratic one which closely mapped the sociopolitical divide.

Religion is sometimes put forward as a reason for the split with Liverpool founder Houlding a prominent Orangeman and Everton's new chairman George Mahon a rival Liberal Home Rule advocating MP, but at the time of the split, among the Everton committee members, James Clement Baxter was the only Catholic, the rest were Protestants.

Friendly derby

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 (less than a mile), 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.[6] 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.[7] 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 and 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; however, 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. However, 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 lead 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 5 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.[8]

Modern-day derbies

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.[9] This saw Liverpool standing seventh in the league and Everton 13th.[10] 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.[11]

Historical league game outcomes from the Merseyside derby until 2008.
Everton win – blue, Liverpool win – red, Draw – yellow

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.[12]

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.[13]

The 1984–85 season began with a Liverpool 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.[14] 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.[15][16]

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.[17] 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.[18] The climax to this exciting campaign came at Wembley Stadium when Liverpool and Everton contested the first all Liverpool 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.[19]

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.[20] 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.[21] 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.[22] On 20 May, the two sides met at Wembley for the second all Liverpool 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.[23]

Side-by-side comparison of Everton's and Liverpool's final league positions 1889-2016

By 1990–91, Everton were no longer generally considered as a leading English playing side (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.[24]

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.[25]

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.[26]

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.[27]

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.[28]

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.[29]

In the derby in 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[30]

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, giving their neighbours a reminder that they still had some way to go before they could have any real claim to being the stronger of the two Liverpool teams.[31]

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.[32]

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 Caragher 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 progressing 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.[33] 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.[34] 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.

Tranmere Rovers

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,[35] before losing 4–2 to Liverpool in the quarter-finals.[36]

Win-loss totals

Statistics are correct as of 20 April 2016.

Competition Played Liverpool Draw Everton Liverpool goals Everton goals
Football League Division One 146 54 44 48 203 181
Premier League 48 20 19 9 66 44
FA Cup 23 10 6 7 37 27
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
Total 226 89 71 66 317 257


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

The following are records just for the City of Liverpool derby itself:

All time goal scorers

Ian Rush, top goalscorer in the derby with 25 goals for Liverpool
Statue of Dixie Dean, top league goal scorer in the derby with 19 goals for Everton

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 20 April 2016.

Nation Player Club(s) League FA Cup League
Overall Years
Wales Ian Rush Liverpool 13 5 1 1 5 25 1980–87,1988–96
England Dixie Dean Everton 18 1 19 1925–37
Scotland Alex "Sandy" Young Everton 9 3 12 1901–11
England Steven Gerrard Liverpool 9 1 10 1998–2015
England Harry Chambers Liverpool 8 8 1915–28
England Jimmy Settle Everton 8 8 1899–1908
England Jack Parkinson Liverpool 6 2 8 1903–14
England Peter Beardsley Liverpool / Everton 4/1 2/0 7 1987–91 (L), 1991–93 (E)
Scotland Graeme Sharp Everton 4 2 1 7 1980–91
England Jack Balmer Liverpool 6 6 1935–52
England Robbie Fowler Liverpool 6 6 1992–2001, 2006–07
Scotland Bobby Parker Everton 6 6 1913–22
England Gordon Hodgson Liverpool 5 1 6 1925–36
Australia Tim Cahill Everton 5 5 2004–12
Scotland Kenny Dalglish Liverpool 5 5 1977–90
England Fred Howe Liverpool 5 5 1935–38
Scotland Jack Taylor Everton 5 5 1896–1910
Netherlands Dirk Kuyt Liverpool 5 5 2006–12
Uruguay Luis Suárez Liverpool 4 1 5 2011–14
England Roger Hunt Liverpool 4 1 5 1958–69
Scotland Duncan Ferguson Everton 4 4 1994–98, 2000–06
England Tommy Lawton Everton 4 4 1936–39
England Michael Owen Liverpool 4 4 1997–2004
England Sam Raybould Liverpool 4 4 1900–07
Wales Roy Vernon Everton 4 4 1960–65
England Daniel Sturridge Liverpool 4 4 2013–present

Current scorers: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is the leading scorer among current players with four goals; Everton's Romelu Lukaku is one behind on three goals. Other current players with derby goals are Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho (2), Danny Ings, Divock Origi and Mamadou Sakho and from Everton Leon Osman, Kevin Mirallas and Phil Jagielka, all with one goal each.

Goals from "overseas" players: Philippe Coutinho, Romelu Lukaku, Kevin Mirallas, Divock Origi and Mamadou Sakho are among a total of 26 non-British (Isles) players from 16 different countries to 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). 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. France is the leading country, with five different scorers.

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 appearances

Nation Player Club Appearances Years Position
Wales Neville Southall Everton 41 1981–98 Goalkeeper
Wales Ian Rush Liverpool 36 1980–87 & 1988–96 Striker
Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar Liverpool 34 1980–94 Goalkeeper
Scotland Alan Hansen Liverpool 33 1977–90 Defender
Wales Kevin Ratcliffe Everton 32 1980–92 Defender

Clean sheets

Nation Player Club Clean Sheets Games Years
England Ray Clemence Liverpool 15 27 1967–81
Wales Neville Southall Everton 15 41 1981–98
Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar Liverpool 10 33 1980–94
England Gordon West Everton 9 20 1962–73
Scotland Tommy Lawrence Liverpool 8 16 1957–71
Spain Pepe Reina Liverpool 8 17 2005–13
Wales Cyril Sidlow Liverpool 6 10 1946–52
Republic of Ireland Billy Scott Everton 6 15 1904–12
England Ted Sagar Everton 6 20 1929–53
United States Tim Howard Everton 5 18 2006–16
Northern Ireland Elisha Scott Liverpool 5 20 1912–17, 1919–34
Wales Dai Davies Everton 3 5 1970–77

Top 10 attendances for Derby Games

# Date Stadium Score Att.
1st 18 September 1948 Goodison Park 1–1 78,599
2nd 22 September 1962 Goodison Park 2–2 73,000
3rd 16 September 1950 Goodison Park 3–1 Liverpool 71,150
4th 27 August 1949 Goodison Park 0–0 70,812
5th 27 September 1947 Goodison Park 3–0 Liverpool 66,776
6th 8 February 1964 Goodison Park 3–1 Everton 66,515
7th 12 April 1965 Goodison Park 2–1 Everton 65,402
8th 15 October 1927 Goodison Park 1–1 65,729
9th 1 October 1938 Goodison Park 2–1 Everton 64,977
10th 3 February 1968 Goodison Park 1–0 Everton 64,482

Decade average attendances for Derby Games

Period Everton average Liverpool average
2010– 39,593 44,664
2000–09 40,020 44,360
1990–99 39,107 41,823
1980–89 49,529 45,240
1970–79 55,502 54,168
1962–69 64,606 53,805
1946–51 63,529 50,697
1931–39 49,444 45,423
1919–30 51,590 50,694
1905–15 41,600 37,600
1894–1904 39,888 28,444

League games only. Highest ever attendance 100,000 estimate at 1984 Milk Cup final and 1984 Charity Shield.

Crossing the divide

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.

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 (Tranmere dropped out of the league in 2015). 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

The following played for another/other club before moving to Liverpool

Liverpool then Everton

The following played for another/other club 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.

Scored for both sides in a derby

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

Boyhood allegiances

Liverpool's Evertonians

England Adam Lallana(2014–)[38]
England Jamie Carragher(1996–2013)[39]
England Robbie Fowler(1992–2001 & 2006–07)[40]
England Steve McMahon(1985–91)[41]
England Steve McManaman(1989–99)[42]
England Michael Owen(1997–2004)[43]
Wales Ian Rush(1980–87 & 1988–96)[44]
England David Thompson(1996–2000)[45]
Trinidad and Tobago Tony Warner(1990–1999)
England Stephen Wright(1997–2002)[46]

Everton's Liverpudlians

England Phil Jevons(1996–2001)
England Nick Barmby(1996–2000)[47]
England Gary Ablett(1992–96)
England Mike Newell(1989–91)[48]
England Dave Watson(1986–2001)[49]
England Peter Reid(1982–1989)[50]
Wales Ashley Williams(2016–)[51]

Notable games

The clubs first met in the Liverpool Senior Cup final which Liverpool won 1–0 in 1893. However, this was an amateur match and is not counted in either club's records as an official Merseyside derby.

The first ever League meeting was in the 1894–95 season when Everton won 3–0 at Goodison Park; it was only at Liverpool's sixth attempt that they beat Everton with a 3–1 win in 1897–98 at Anfield.

The FA Cup 5th Round tie, on 11 March 1967 at Goodison Park, was watched by 64,318 fans, and a further 40,169 at Anfield on giant screen, making a total of 104,487. Everton won 1–0, with Alan Ball scoring the winner.

The 1966 Charity Shield saw Everton play Liverpool at Goodison Park, with the latter winning 0–1. Before kick-off, the League Championship, which had been won by Liverpool, was paraded around the pitch along with the FA Cup that Everton had won. Liverpool's Roger Hunt and Everton's Ray Wilson both World Cup winners carried the Jules Rimet Trophy around the field for a lap of honour.

The first meeting between the two sides at Wembley Stadium came in the final of the 1984 League Cup, with Liverpool eventually winning a replay (at Maine Road, Manchester) after the first tie at Wembley was drawn.

Later that year, the clubs met again at Wembley Stadium in the FA Charity Shield. Everton emerged as the victors thanks to a Bruce Grobbelaar own goal.

The 1986 and 1989 FA Cup finals are still the only Merseyside derby finals in the competition to date with Liverpool victorious on both occasions, 3–1 and 3–2 (after extra time) respectively.

On 23 April 1977, the two sides met in the semi-final of the FA Cup at Maine Road, Manchester. Although Liverpool took the lead twice, Everton fought back twice and appeared to have scored a winner when, with three minutes to play, Bryan Hamilton turned in a cross from Ronnie Goodlass, only to see the goal chalked off by referee Clive Thomas.

6 November 1982 saw Liverpool defeat Everton 0–5 at Goodison Park, with Ian Rush scoring four of his side's goals.

March 1988 Liverpool were unbeaten in 29 league games from the start of the season (then a joint record) when a Wayne Clarke goal helped Everton win 1–0 at Goodison.

On 20 February 1991, an epic 4–4 FA Cup replay saw Everton come from behind four times. It is generally regarded as one of the greatest Merseyside derbies ever. Liverpool's manager Kenny Dalglish subsequently resigned, with Everton winning the second replay the following week.[52]

The first derby of the new millennium at Goodison Park, on 21 April 2000, ended controversially. With the score 0–0, in the dying seconds Liverpool goalkeeper Sander Westerveld went to clear the ball upfield, but it hit Everton's Don Hutchison in the back and rebounded over the goal-line. Referee Graham Poll disallowed the goal, claiming that he had already blown for time, although TV replays showed this was not the case. Ten years later, in his autobiography, the referee admitted that he should have given the goal and apologised to Everton fans.[53]

On 18 April 2001, Liverpool won an epic 2–3 league derby at Goodison Park. Liverpool went 0–1 up after five minutes through Emile Heskey, but Duncan Ferguson made it level just before half time. In the 57th minute, Markus Babbel put Liverpool back in the lead. Robbie Fowler then missed a penalty before a David Unsworth penalty squared it up again. Liverpool then had Igor Biscan sent off. As the match appeared to be heading for a draw, in the 93rd minute, Gary McAllister measured a 44-yard free kick (stealing ten-yards before striking the ball) into the net to win the game. Following this crucial goal, Liverpool remained unbeaten for their remaining nine games and qualified for UEFA Champions League by one point, winning the FA Cup and UEFA Cup en route.[54]

The 2006 Goodison Park derby saw Everton beating Liverpool 3–0, scoring three goals for the first time in a league derby since 1966, and the first time at Goodison since 1904 with goals from Tim Cahill and a double from then-club record signing Andy Johnson. This was only Everton's second win over Liverpool in seven years and took them to the top of the Premier League.

In October 2007, Liverpool won a game 1–2 at Goodison, Everton having two players sent off resulting in penalties which Liverpool scored each time. After Everton had a shout for a penalty turned down when Jamie Carragher fouled Joleon Lescott late on in the game the Everton fans gave referee Mark Clattenburg so much abuse at the stadium, after the game and online that he has not officiated at Goodison since - and has taken charge of only one Everton game, at Aston Villa in January 2012.

In the February 2009 FA Cup 4th round replay, Liverpool and Everton were drawing 0–0 again and the game went into extra time. Everton's teenage substitute Dan Gosling managed to break the deadlock with a dramatic winner in the 118th minute.[55] The Toffees managed to reach their first final in 15 years.

In the April 2012 FA Cup semi-final, Liverpool won the first Merseyside derby at the new Wembley. Everton took the lead through Nikica Jelavić in the first half. Luis Suárez equalised for Liverpool midway through the second half, and Andy Carroll scored the Liverpool winner with a header in the 87th minute.[34]

On 28 January 2014, Liverpool recorded their biggest ever Premier League win against Everton and biggest at Anfield since 1972, a 4–0 home win with goals from Steven Gerrard and two from Daniel Sturridge in the first half. Luis Suárez scored the fourth goal in the second half, with Sturridge also missing a penalty that sailed over the bar. The win was Liverpool's biggest victory in the Derby since 1982, and their biggest at Anfield since 1972.[56]

On 20 April 2016, Liverpool repeated the 4-0 victory at Anfield on new manager Jurgen Klopp first experience of a Merseyside derby with goals from Divock Origi, Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho. Ramiro Funes Mori received the 21st red card of this fixture after a challenge on Origi and was seen kissing the badge after being sent off by referee, Robert Madley. It was regarded as one of the most one-sided games between the two teams with Liverpool having 37 shot attempts compare to Everton's 3.[57]

Doing the Double

It is quite rare for either team to beat the other in both league games in one season; Liverpool have managed it 14 times and Everton nine times. Liverpool completed the treble in 2011–12 when they defeated their rivals on 14 April in the FA Cup semi-final, 2–1.


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  • Having won the Charity Shield 1–0, Everton completed a treble over Liverpool.


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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.


Table correct as of 12 May 2014
Team League FA Cup League Cup Community Shield European Cup UEFA Cup Cup Winners' Cup European Super Cup Intercontinental Cup Club World Cup Total
Everton 9 5 0 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 24
Liverpool 18 7 8 15 5 3 0 3 0 0 59

Full list of results

Fixtures from 1894 to the present day featuring League games, FA Cup, League Cup, Charity Shield and Super Cup.[58][59] Testimonial matches are listed separately. Other friendlies and Inter-War fixtures are not included.

Date Competition Venue Score Liverpool Scorers/Red Cards Everton Scorers/Red Cards Att.
20 April 2016 15–16 Premier League Anfield 4–0 Origi Sakho Sturridge Coutinho Red card Funes Mori 43,854
4 October 2015 15–16 Premier League Goodison Park 1–1 Ings Lukaku 39,598
7 February 2015 14–15 Premier League Goodison Park 0–0 39,621
27 September 2014 14–15 Premier League Anfield 1–1 Gerrard Jagielka 44,511
28 January 2014 13–14 Premier League Anfield 4–0 Gerrard, Sturridge, Suárez 44,450
23 November 2013 13–14 Premier League Goodison Park 3–3 Coutinho, Suárez, Sturridge Mirallas, Lukaku 39,576
5 May 2013 12–13 Premier League Anfield 0–0 44,991
28 October 2012 12–13 Premier League Goodison Park 2–2 Baines (o.g.), Suárez Osman, Naismith 39,613
14 April 2012 11–12 FA Cup Semi-Final Wembley 2–1 Suárez, Carroll Jelavić 87,231
13 March 2012 11–12 Premier League Anfield 3–0 Gerrard 44,921
1 October 2011 11–12 Premier League Goodison Park 0–2 Suárez, Carroll Red card Rodwell (subsequently rescinded) 39,510
16 January 2011 10–11 Premier League Anfield 2–2 Meireles, Kuyt (pen.) Distin, Beckford 44,795
17 October 2010 10–11 Premier League Goodison Park 2–0 Cahill, Arteta 39,673
6 February 2010 09–10 Premier League Anfield 1–0 KuytRed card Kyrgiakos Red card Pienaar 44,316
29 November 2009 09–10 Premier League Goodison Park 0–2 Yobo (o.g.), Kuyt 39,652
4 February 2009 08–09 FA Cup Rnd 4 Rep. Goodison Park 1–0 (aet) Red card Lucas Gosling 37,918
25 January 2009 08–09 FA Cup Rnd 4 Anfield 1–1 Gerrard Lescott 43,524
19 January 2009 08–09 Premier League Anfield 1–1 Gerrard Cahill 44,382
27 September 2008 08–09 Premier League Goodison Park 0–2 Torres Red card Cahill 39,574
30 March 2008 07–08 Premier League Anfield 1–0 Torres 44,295
20 October 2007 07–08 Premier League Goodison Park 1–2 Kuyt (2 pens.) Hyypiä (o.g.) – Hibbert, Neville 40,049
3 February 2007 06–07 Premier League Anfield 0–0 44,234
9 September 2006 06–07 Premier League Goodison Park 3–0 Cahill, Johnson 40,004
25 March 2006 05–06 Premier League Anfield 3–1 Neville (o.g.), García, Kewell Gerrard Cahill Van der Meyde 44,923
28 December 2005 05–06 Premier League Goodison Park 1–3 Crouch, Gerrard, Cissé Beattie Arteta, Neville 40,158
20 March 2005 04–05 Premier League Anfield 2–1 Gerrard, García Baroš Cahill 44,224
11 December 2004 04–05 Premier League Goodison Park 1–0 Carsley 40,552
31 January 2004 03–04 Premier League Anfield 0–0 44,056
30 August 2003 03–04 Premier League Goodison Park 0–3 Owen, Kewell 40,200
19 April 2003 02–03 Premier League Goodison Park 1–2 Owen, Murphy Unsworth Weir, Naysmith 40,162
22 December 2002 02–03 Premier League Anfield 0–0 44,025
23 February 2002 01–02 Premier League Anfield 1–1 Anelka Radzinski 44,371
15 September 2001 01–02 Premier League Goodison Park 1–3 Gerrard, Owen, Riise Campbell 39,554
16 April 2001 00–01 Premier League Goodison Park 2–3 Heskey, Babbel, McAllister Bišćan Ferguson, Unsworth 40,260
29 October 2000 00–01 Premier League Anfield 3–1 Barmby, Heskey, Berger Campbell Gravesen 44,718
21 April 2000 99–00 Premier League Goodison Park 0–0 40,052
27 September 1999 99–00 Premier League Anfield 0–1 Westerveld, Gerrard Campbell Jeffers 44,802
3 April 1999 98–99 Premier League Anfield 3–2 Fowler, Berger Dacourt, Jeffers 44,852
17 October 1998 98–99 Premier League Goodison Park 0–0 40,185
23 February 1998 97–98 Premier League Anfield 1–1 Ince Ferguson 44,501
18 October 1997 97–98 Premier League Goodison Park 2–0 Ruddock (o.g.), Cadamarteri 40,112
16 April 1997 96–97 Premier League Goodison Park 1–1 Redknapp Fowler Ferguson Unsworth 40,177
20 November 1996 96–97 Premier League Anfield 1–1 Fowler Speed 40,751
16 April 1996 95–96 Premier League Goodison Park 1–1 Fowler Kanchelskis 40,120
18 November 1995 95–96 Premier League Anfield 1–2 Fowler Kanchelskis 40,818
24 January 1995 94–95 Premier League Anfield 0–0 39,505
21 November 1994 94–95 Premier League Goodison Park 2–0 Ferguson, Rideout 39,866
14 March 1994 93–94 Premier League Anfield 2–1 Fowler, Rush Watson 44,281
18 September 1993 93–94 Premier League Goodison Park 2–0 Cottee, Ward 38,157
20 March 1993 92–93 Premier League Anfield 1–0 Rosenthal 44,619
7 December 1992 92–93 Premier League Goodison Park 2–1 Wright Johnston, Beardsley 35,826
28 December 1991 91–92 First Division Goodison Park 1–1 Tanner Johnston 37,681
31 August 1991 91–92 First Division Anfield 3–1 Burrows, Saunders, Houghton Newell 39,072
27 February 1991 90–91 FA Cup Rnd 5 R. 2 Goodison Park 1–0 Watson 40,201
20 February 1991 90–91 FA Cup Rnd 5 Rep. Goodison Park 4–4 (aet) Beardsley, Rush, Barnes Cottee, Sharp 37,766
17 February 1991 90–91 FA Cup Rnd 5 Anfield 0–0 38,323
9 February 1991 90–91 First Division Anfield 3–1 Molby, Speedie Nevin 38,127
22 September 1990 90–91 First Division Goodison Park 2–3 Beardsley, Barnes (pen.) Hinchcliffe, McCall 39,847
3 February 1990 89–90 First Division Anfield 2–1 Barnes, Beardsley (pen.) Sharp 38,730
23 September 1989 89–90 First Division Goodison Park 1–3 Barnes, Rush Newell 42,453
20 May 1989 88–89 FA Cup Final Wembley 3–2 (aet) Aldridge, Rush McCall 82,800
3 May 1989 88–89 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 45,994
11 December 1988 88–89 First Division Anfield 1–1 Houghton Clarke (pen.) 42,372
20 March 1988 87–88 First Division Goodison Park 1–0 Clarke 44,162
21 February 1988 87–88 FA Cup Rnd 5 Goodison Park 0–1 Houghton 48,270
1 November 1987 87–88 First Division Anfield 2–0 McMahon, Beardsley 44,760
28 October 1987 87–88 League Cup Rnd 3 Anfield 0–1 Stevens 44,071
25 April 1987 86–87 First Division Anfield 3–1 McMahon, Rush Sheedy 44,827
21 January 1987 86–87 League Cup Rnd 5 Goodison Park 0–1 Rush 53,323
23 November 1986 86–87 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 48,247
30 September 1986 Super Cup Final 2nd leg Goodison Park 1–4 Rush, Nicol Sharp (pen.) 26,068
16 September 1986 Super Cup Final 1st leg Anfield 3–1 Rush, McMahon Sheedy 20,660
16 August 1986 1986 FA Charity Shield Wembley 1–1 Rush Heath 88,231
10 May 1986 85–86 FA Cup Final Wembley 3–1 Rush, Johnston Lineker 98,000
22 February 1986 85–86 First Division Anfield 0–2 Ratcliffe, Lineker 45,445
21 September 1985 85–86 First Division Goodison Park 2–3 Dalglish, Rush, McMahon Sharp, Lineker 51,509
23 May 1985 84–85 First Division Goodison Park 1–0 Wilkinson 51,045
20 October 1984 84–85 First Division Anfield 0–1 Sharp 45,545
18 August 1984 1984 FA Charity Shield Wembley 1–0 Grobbelaar (o.g.) 100,000
28 March 1984 83–84 League Cup Final R. Maine Road 1–0 Souness 52,089
25 March 1984 83–84 League Cup Final Wembley 0–0 100,000
3 March 1984 83–84 First Division Goodison Park 1–1 Rush Harper 51,245
6 November 1983 83–84 First Division Anfield 3–0 Rush, Robinson, Nicol 40,875
19 March 1983 82–83 First Division Anfield 0–0 44,737
6 November 1982 82–83 First Division Goodison Park 0–5 Rush, Lawrenson Keeley 52,741
27 March 1982 81–82 First Division Goodison Park 1–3 Whelan, Souness, Johnston Sharp 51,847
7 November 1981 81–82 First Division Anfield 3–1 Dalglish, Rush Ferguson O'Keefe 48,861
21 March 1981 80–81 First Division Anfield 1–0 Bailey (o.g.) 49,743
24 January 1981 80–81 FA Cup Rnd 4 Goodison Park 2–1 Case Eastoe, Varadi 53,804
18 October 1980 80–81 First Division Goodison Park 2–2 Lee, Dalglish Hartford, McBride 52,565
1 March 1980 79–80 First Division Goodison Park 1–2 Johnson, Neal (pen.) Eastoe 53,018
20 October 1979 79–80 First Division Anfield 2–2 Lyons (o.g.), R. Kennedy McDermott Kidd, King Stanley 52,201
13 March 1979 78–79 First Division Anfield 1–1 Dalglish King 52,352
28 October 1978 78–79 First Division Goodison Park 1–0 King 53,141
5 April 1978 77–78 First Division Goodison Park 0–1 Johnson 52,759
22 October 1977 77–78 First Division Anfield 0–0 51,668
27 April 1977 76–77 FA Cup Semi-Final R. Maine Road 3–0 Neal (pen.), Case, Kennedy 56,579
23 April 1977 76–77 FA Cup Semi-Final Maine Road 2–2 McDermott, Case Rioch, McKenzie 56,637
22 March 1977 76–77 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 56,562
16 October 1976 76–77 First Division Anfield 3–1 Heighway, Neal (pen.), Toshack Dobson 55,141
3 April 1976 75–76 First Division Anfield 1–0 Fairclough 54,632
27 September 1975 75–76 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 55,769
22 February 1975 74–75 First Division Anfield 0–0 55,853
16 November 1974 74–75 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 57,190
20 April 1974 73–74 First Division Anfield 0–0 55,848
8 December 1973 73–74 First Division Goodison Park 0–1 Waddle 56,098
3 March 1973 72–73 First Division Goodison Park 0–2 Hughes 54,856
7 October 1972 72–73 First Division Anfield 1–0 Cormack 55,975
4 March 1972 71–72 First Division Anfield 4–0 Wright (o.g.), McLaughlin (o.g.), Lawler, Hughes 53,922
13 November 1971 71–72 First Division Goodison Park 1–0 Johnson 56,293
27 March 1971 70–71 FA Cup Semi-Final Old Trafford 2–1 Evans, Hall Ball 62,144
20 February 1971 70–71 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 56,846
21 November 1970 70–71 First Division Anfield 3–2 Heighway, Toshack, Lawler Royle, Whittle 53,777
21 March 1970 69–70 First Division Anfield 0–2 Royle, Whittle 54,496
6 December 1969 69–70 First Division Goodison Park 0–3 Hughes, Brown (o.g.), Graham 57,370
8 October 1968 68–69 First Division Anfield 1–1 Smith Ball 54,496
27 August 1968 68–69 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 63,938
3 February 1968 67–68 First Division Goodison Park 1–0 Kendall 64,482
23 September 1967 67–68 First Division Anfield 1–0 Hunt 54,189
11 March 1967 66–67 FA Cup Rnd 5 Goodison Park 1–0 Ball 64,851
31 December 1966 66–67 First Division Anfield 0–0 53,744
27 August 1966 66–67 First Division Goodison Park 3–1 Smith Ball, Brown 64,318
13 August 1966 1966 FA Charity Shield Goodison Park 0–1 Hunt 63,329
19 March 1966 65–66 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 62,337
25 September 1965 65–66 First Division Anfield 5–0 Smith, Hunt, Stevenson, St. John 53,557
12 April 1965 64–65 First Division Goodison Park 2–1 Stevenson (pen.) Morrissey, Temple 65,402
19 September 1964 64–65 First Division Anfield 0–4 Harvey, Morrissey, Pickering, Temple 52,619
8 February 1964 63–64 First Division Goodison Park 3–1 St. John Vernon, Gabriel 66,515
28 September 1963 63–64 First Division Anfield 2–1 Callaghan Vernon 51,976
8 April 1963 62–63 First Division Anfield 0–0 56,060
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).
29 January 1955 54–55 FA Cup Rnd 4 Goodison Park 0–4 Liddell, A'Court, Evans 72,000
20 January 1951 50–51 First Division Anfield 0–2 McIntosh 48,688
16 September 1950 50–51 First Division Goodison Park 1–3 Stubbins, Balmer Eglington 71,150
25 March 1950 49–50 FA Cup Semi-Final Maine Road 2–0 Paisley, Liddell 72,000
24 December 1949 49–50 First Division Anfield 3–1 Baron, Fagan Farrell 50,485
27 August 1949 49–50 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 70,812
5 February 1949 48–49 First Division Anfield 0–0 50,132
18 September 1948 48–49 First Division Goodison Park 1–1 Fagan Dodds 78,299
21 April 1948 47–48 First Division Anfield 4-0 Stubbins, Liddell, Brierley, Balmer 55,305
27 September 1947 47–48 First Division Goodison Park 0-3 Balmer, Stubbins, Fagan 66,776
29 January 1947 46–47 First Division Goodison Park 1–0 Wainwright 50,612
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
4 February 1939 38–39 First Division Anfield 0–3 Lawton, Bentham 55,994
1 October 1938 38–39 First Division Goodison Park 2–1 Fagan (pen.) Bentham, Boyes 64,977
16 February 1938 37–38 First Division Goodison Park 1–3 Balmer, Shafto Lawton 33,465
2 October 1937 37–38 First Division Anfield 1–2 Nieuwenhuys Lawton, Trentham 43,904
23 January 1937 36–37 First Division Anfield 3–1 Howe, Taylor, Balmer Stevenson 37,055
19 September 1936 36–37 First Division Goodison Park 2–0 Dean, Stevenson 55,835
4 January 1936 35–36 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 52,282
7 September 1935 35–36 First Division Anfield 6–0 Howe, Hodgson 46,082
20 March 1935 34–35 First Division Anfield 2–1 Hodgson (1 pen.) Dean 31,965
15 September 1934 34–35 First Division Goodison Park 1–0 Dean 43,001
10 February 1934 33–34 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 52,088
30 September 1933 33–34 First Division Anfield 3–2 Nieuwenhuys, Hanson, English Johnson, White 53,698
11 February 1933 32–33 First Division Anfield 7–4 Barton, Hanson, Morrison, Taylor, Roberts Dean, Johnson, Stein 41,469
30 October 1932 32–33 First Division Goodison Park 1–3 Gunson Dean, Critchley 44,214
30 January 1932 31–32 First Division Goodison Park 2–1 Wright Critchley, White 46,537
9 January 1932 31–32 FA Cup Rnd 3 Goodison Park 1–2 Gunson, Hodgson Dean 57,090
19 September 1931 31–32 First Division Anfield 1–3 Wright Dean 53,220
1930–31 Everton were in the Football League Second Division
4 January 1930 29–30 First Division Goodison Park 3–3 Edmed, McPherson, McDougall Dean, Critchley 52,600
7 September 1929 29–30 First Division Anfield 0–3 Dean, Martin 44,891
9 February 1929 28–29 First Division Anfield 1–2 Race Griffiths, White 45,095
29 September 1928 28–29 First Division Goodison Park 1–0 Troup 55,415
25 February 1928 27–28 First Division Anfield 3–3 Hopkin, Bromilow, Hodgson Dean 55,361
15 October 1927 27–28 First Division Goodison Park 1–1 Edmed Troup 65,729
12 February 1927 26–27 First Division Anfield 1–0 Chambers 52,840
25 September 1926 26–27 First Division Goodison Park 1–0 O'Donnell 43,973
6 February 1926 25–26 First Division Goodison Park 3–3 Oxley, Forshaw Chedgzoy, Dean, Irvine 45,793
26 September 1925 25–26 First Division Anfield 5–1 Forshaw, Walsh, Chambers Kennedy 49,426
7 February 1925 24–25 First Division Anfield 3–1 Shone, Hopkin, Chambers Chadwick 56,000
24 October 1924 24–25 First Division Goodison Park 0–1 Rawlings 53,000
13 October 1923 23–24 First Division Anfield 1–2 Walsh Cock, Chedgzoy 50,000
6 October 1923 23–24 First Division Goodison Park 1–0 Chadwick 51,000
14 October 1922 22–23 First Division Goodison Park 0–1 Johnson 52,000
7 October 1922 22–23 First Division Anfield 5–1 Chambers, McNab, Bromilow Williams 54,000
12 November 1921 21–22 First Division Anfield 1–1 Forshaw Chedgzoy 50,000
5 November 1921 21–22 First Division Goodison Park 1–1 Shone Brewster 52,000
30 October 1920 20–21 First Division Goodison Park 0–3 Johnson, Chambers 55,000
23 October 1920 20–21 First Division Anfield 1–0 Forshaw 50,000
27 December 1919 19–20 First Division Goodison Park 1–3 Lewis, Miller Parker 49,662
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
6 February 1915 14–15 First Division Goodison Park 1–3 Sheldon, Nicholl, Pagnam Clennell 30,000
3 October 1914 14–15 First Division Anfield 0–5 Parker, Clennell 32,000
17 January 1914 13–14 First Division Anfield 1–2 Metcalf Parker 35,000
20 September 1913 13–14 First Division Goodison Park 1–2 Lacey Wareing 40,000
8 February 1913 12–13 First Division Goodison Park 0–2 Parkinson 40,000
5 October 1912 12–13 First Division Anfield 0–2 Browell, Gault 46,000
20 January 1912 11–12 First Division Anfield 1–3 Gilligan Beare, Browell, Jefferis 35,000
16 September 1911 11–12 First Division Goodison Park 2–1 Parkinson Beare, Gourlay 40,000
4 February 1911 10–11 FA Cup Rnd 2 Goodison Park 2–1 Parkinson Young 50,000
27 December 1910 10–11 First Division Goodison Park 0–1 Parkinson 51,000
1 October 1910 10–11 First Division Anfield 0–2 Makepeace, Young 40,000
12 February 1910 09–10 First Division Anfield 0–1 Freeman 40,000
2 October 1909 09–10 First Division Goodison Park 2–3 Goddard, Stewart, Parkinson Coleman, Freeman 45,000
9 April 1909 08–09 First Division Goodison Park 5–0 Freeman, Coleman, Turner, White 45,000
3 October 1908 08–09 First Division Anfield 0–1 Barlow 40,000
17 April 1908 07–08 First Division Anfield 0–0 35,000
5 October 1907 07–08 First Division Goodison Park 2–4 J. Hewitt, Raisbeck, Cox, C. Hewitt Makepeace, Settle 40,000
29 March 1907 06–07 First Division Goodison Park 0–0 45,000
29 September 1906 06–07 First Division Anfield 1–2 Parkinson Young 40,000
13 April 1906 05–06 First Division Anfield 1–1 West (pen.) Taylor 33,000
31 March 1906 05–06 FA Cup Semi-Final Villa Park 2–0 Abbott, Hardman 37,000
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
8 February 1905 04–05 FA Cup Rnd 1 Rep. Goodison Park 2–1 Goddard Hardman, McDermott 40,000
4 February 1905 04–05 FA Cup Rnd 1 Anfield 1–1 Parkinson Makepeace 28,000
1 April 1904 03–04 First Division Goodison Park 5–2 Robinson, Cox Young, Wolstenholme 40,000
10 October 1903 03–04 First Division Anfield 2–2 Morris Sheridan 30,000
10 April 1903 02–03 First Division Anfield 0–0 28,000
27 September 1902 02–03 First Division Goodison Park 3–1 Raybould (pen.) Abbott, Brearley, Young 40,000
30 January 1902 01–02 FA Cup Rnd 1 Rep. Goodison Park 0–2 Balmer (o.g.), Hunter 20,000
25 January 1902 01–02 FA Cup Rnd 1 Anfield 2–2 Robertson, Hunter Sharp, Young 25,000
11 January 1902 01–02 First Division Goodison Park 4–0 Settle, Bell, Young 25,000
14 September 1901 01–02 First Division Anfield 2–2 White, Raybould Settle, Sharp 30,000
19 January 1901 00–01 First Division Anfield 1–2 Cox Taylor 18,000
22 September 1900 00–01 First Division Goodison Park 1–1 Raybould McDonald 50,000
20 January 1900 99–00 First Division Goodison Park 3–1 Raybould Settle, Blythe 30,000
23 September 1899 99–00 First Division Anfield 1–2 Robertson Settle, Taylor 30,000
21 January 1899 98–99 First Division Anfield 2–0 Walker, Robertson 30,000
24 September 1898 98–99 First Division Goodison Park 1–2 McCowie (1 pen.) Proudfoot 45,000
16 October 1897 97–98 First Division Goodison Park 3–0 Williams, Bell 40,000
25 September 1897 97–98 First Division Anfield 3–1 Cunliffe, McQue, Becton Taylor 30,000
21 November 1896 96–97 First Division Anfield 0–0 30,000
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
17 November 1894 94–95 First Division Anfield 2–2 Hannah, Ross (pen.) Kelso, Latta 30,000
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 ? ? ? ? 17,137
13 March 1973 Brian Labone Goodison Park 2–1 Toshack ? ? 25,779


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