The history of the Merseyside Derby

The history of the Merseyside Derby

Liverpool welcome Everton to Anfield on Saturday 21st October, in what will be the 243rd official meeting between the two teams.

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All eyes will turn to Merseyside this weekend, as England's greatest derby once again takes centre stage, as Liverpool and Everton lock horns at Anfield.

The 243rd Merseyside Derby kicks off at 12.30 on Saturday, with Liverpool and Everton looking for 3 points, and bragging rights for the next few months.  The fixture is the longest running top flight derby in English football, having taken place every season since 1962-63.

But how much do you know about the history of the Derby?  Read on for all the key facts and figures ahead of a huge weekend of football.

Total Merseyside Derby's to date : 242
Liverpool Wins : 98   Everton Wins : 67    Draws : 77
Total Liverpool Goals : 341
Total Everton Goals : 267
Date of first Derby : 13th October 1893 (Everton won 3-0)
First Liverpool win : 25th September 1897 (Liverpool won 3-1)
Most Derby appearances : Neville Southall (Everton) - 41
Most Derby goals : Ian Rush (Liverpool) - 25
Biggest winning margin : Liverpool 6 - 0 Everton (1935/36 season)
Total red cards - 23
Longest unbeaten Derby run - Liverpool, 23 games, between 2011 and 2020

The history of the Merseyside Derby

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Peter Farrell

Lifelong fan with a passion for all things Liverpool. First memory of football is watching John Barnes score a dramatic last minute equaliser in the FA Cup when he was 4. Feels lucky to be a part of the 'Klopp' era.

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