The longest running top-fight derby in England is back!

Last updated: October 1, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Sunday, 1:30pm
Venue: Goodison Park
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: WWDWD
Away form: WWDDL
Last season: 0-0
Referee: M. Atkinson
Competition: The Premier League

The Merseyside derby has proved to be a real battle between two of the best English clubs of all time. No matter what form the teams are in, they show their best in these matches; probably because of the detestation between the clubs. This is the longest running derby match in England; there has been 183 matches between these two teams.

Both teams are performing well so far and the match is really unpredictable. Everton has recorded 3 victories, has as Liverpool. The Toffees are lying on fifth place with 12 points. Liverpool have collected 11 points so far.

Even though Everton manager, Roberto Martinez, has serious problems with injuries, this don’t affect the team’s performance and The Toffees have recently lost just once in The Premier League. Except for this defeat (0-2 to Manchester City), Everton has recorded 3 victories and 3 draws. The Toffees won even against the current title holders Chelsea. Liverpool are also showing consistency in The Premiership, excluding the defeats against Man United and West Ham.

Team News

Romelu Lukaku is the man in form for Everton. The Belgian striker led his teammates to turning things around against West Brom on Monday. He has scored 4 goals so far and currently is the team’s top goal-scorer.

Everton’s injury list is endless… T. Hibbert and John Stones are suffering from knee injuries. Baines, Cleverley, Pienaar, Coleman and Besic are also sidelined. Kevin Mirallas misses the match through suspension.

Liverpool’s record signing, Benteke, is having hamstring problem and surely is going to miss the most important match for his team.

Dejan Lovren, Roberto Firmino, Flanagan and Jordan Henderson are also injured and can’t be included in Brendan Rodgers’ starting eleven.

Quotes of the week

Roberto Martinez Roberto Martinez (Everton) : “Romelu Lukaku has ‘elite brain’.”

Brendan Rodgers Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool) : “Of course, we will play young players but I also respect that there are other players that will need games as well – and it’s a competition we want to get avictory in. Daniel is a very good player.”

Expected line-ups:

Everton (4-2-3-1): Howard, Browning, Jagielka, Galloway, Ramiro Mori, Barry, McCarthy, Naismith, Barkley, Kone, Lukaku.
Subs Robles, Deulofeu, Oviedo, Osman, McGeady, Gibson, Lennon
Injured: Cleverley, Pienaar, Baines, Hibbert, Stones, Besic, Coleman
Not available: Mirallas
Liverpool (4-5-1): Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Skrtel, Gomez, Milner, Leiva, Can, Coutinho, Sturridge, Ings.
Subs Bogdan, Rossiter, Adam Lallana, Allen, Moreno, Origi, Enrique.
Injured: Flanagan, Benteke, Henderson, Firmino, Lovren
Not available:

Key Battle

Kone this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
5 (2) 410 2 1,3 2 0 1 0
Sturridge this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
2 153 2 3,5 0 0 0 0

So far this season

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Everton this season Liverpool this season
5 League Position 9
1 (2) (at home) Wins (away) 2 (1)
3-0 vs Southampton Biggest win 3-2 vs Aston Villa
1 (2) (at home) Draws (away) 1 (1)
1 (0) (at home) Losses (away) 1 (1)
0-2 to Manchester City Biggest Defeat 0-3 to West Ham
Lukaku (4) Top scorer Benteke, Sturridge (2)
Barkley (3) Assist Leader Coutinho (2)
Y11, R1 Discipline Y15, R1
3 Failures to score 2
3 Clean Sheets 3
3 Both Teams to Score Games 3
4 Over 2.5 Games 3
3 Under 2.5 Games 4
  • Liverpool haven’t won at Goodison Park since 1st October 2011, when The Reds took the three points. Andrew Carroll and Luis Suarez scored the goals for the hectic 2-0 victory.
  • The Reds have more victories against Everton. Liverpool have won 71 from 183 games; The Reds have 31 away wins. Everton have beaten Liverpool at home on 31 occasions.
  • Liverpool’s only away victory this season was on the opening day (1-0 vs Stoke City). After this win, The Reds drew 0-0 vs Arsenal at The Emirates and lost 3-1 to Manchester United at Old Traford.
  • Everton won 3-1 against Chelsea in their last home match in The Premier League. Steven Naismith scored three beautiful goals for The Toffees success.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goalscorer
07/02/15 The Premier League Everton 0-0 Liverpool
27/09/14 The Premier League Liverpool 1-1 Everton Gerrard 65′
28/01/14 The Premier League Liverpool 4-0 Everton Gerrard 21′
23/11/13 The Premier League Everton 3-3 Liverpool Coutinho 5′
05/05/13 The Premier League Liverpool 0-0 Everton