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The Merseyside Derby is the name given to matches contested between Liverpool and their local rivals, Everton. It is currently the longest running top flight derby, being contested since 1962 when Liverpool were promoted to the first division.

Historically, it was one of the only Derbies to not enforce segregation in the stadiums, causing it to be referred to as ‘The Friendly Derby’.

Since the 1980s, when Liverpool rose in prominence, the matches have intensified on the field, showing more red cards than any other fixture.

The last meeting between the two sides was on 1 December 2021, a 4-1 victory for Liverpool at Goodison Park.


History

The Merseyside Derby was first contested on 13 October 1894. Since it's beginning it has been played 240 times. Liverpool have won the fixture 97 times with Everton winning 67 times. It has been tied 76 times. Liverpool have scored 334 goals to Everton's 265.

Records

  • Biggest home victory: Liverpool 6-0 at Anfield in the 1935-36 season.
  • Biggest away Victory: Liverpool 5-0 at Goodison in the 1982-83 season. Everton 5-0 at Anfield in the 1914-15 season.
  • Highest scoring match: 7-4 Liverpool win at Anfield in the 1932-33 season.
  • Most appearances: Neville Southall of Everton with 41.
  • Most goals: Ian Rush with 25 goals for Liverpool.
  • Record attendance: 78,599 at Goodison Park on 18 September 1948.
  • Lowest attendance: 0 at Goodison Park on 21 June 2020, 0 at Goodison Park on 17 October 2020, 0 at Anfield on 20 February 2021.
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