5 Classic Clashes Between Liverpool & Everton Ahead of Sunday's Merseyside Derby

The Merseyside derby is set to take centre stage at Anfield once more, as Jurgen Klopp's title-chasing Reds host Marco Silva's rapidly progressing Everton side on Sunday.


With just 11 points and four places separating the two teams in the Premier League table, this weekend's meeting is set to be one of the most intriguing Merseyside derbies in recent times. 


Klopp's men are currently unbeaten after their first 13 outings in the league this term, and a win over their bitter local rivals in Sunday would provide the perfect boost to Liverpool's growing title challenge.


Everton, meanwhile, are improving at fast rates under Marco Silva, with the Portuguese having built a squad which is capable of finally taking the Toffees closer to their old rivals.

1. Everton 4-4 Liverpool (February 1991)

Following a goalless draw in an FA Cup fifth round clash at Anfield, Everton and Liverpool met again in a replay at Goodison Park which remains one of the most memorable derbies between these two sides.


Liverpool took the lead three times away to their old rivals, with Peter Beardsley twice handing the Reds the advantage, whilst Ian Rush had also put his side ahead – a double from Graeme Sharp and another from Tony Cottee providing responses from the home side.


John Barnes appeared to have struck the winner for the visitors in extra time, only for Cottee to deny Liverpool once more late on. The match was later replayed again following the exit of Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, with Everton winning 1-0.

2. Liverpool 3-2 Everton (May 1989)

With the Hillsborough disaster having occurred just weeks earlier, Liverpool and Everton met in an all-Merseyside FA Cup final in 1989.


Liverpool twice took the lead through John Aldridge and Ian Rush, though Everton midfielder Stuart McCall equalised at both times of asking to draw the Toffees level. Liverpool refused to be denied, however, as substitute Rush struck once more to secure the cup for the Reds.


It was an emotional triumph for Liverpool on the back of the Hillsborough disaster, with Kenny Dalglish's side also losing out on the league title to Arsenal in an infamous encounter at Anfield. 

3. Liverpool 3-2 Everton (November 1970)

In a match which seemed to have little in it until the later stages, Liverpool and Everton provided a five goal thriller in which all strikes came in the final 34 minutes.


Everton stormed into a 2-0 lead to stun Anfield, with goals from Alan Whittle and Joe Royle seemingly putting the Toffees on course for a stunning win away to their old foes.


However, Liverpool were in no mood to be upstaged on their own soil, and Steve Heighway provided a swift response to Everton's second to give the home side hope. Recent signing John Toshack then equalised for Liverpool, before Chris Lawler struck a dramatic late winner for the Reds.

4. Liverpool 3-2 Everton (April 1999)

Another memorable clash which ended in the same scoreline at Anfield, Robbie Fowler stole the show on Merseyside this time out.


Olivier Dacourt had looked to upset the odds with a shock opener for Everton just 41 seconds into the match, before Fowler drew the Reds level from the penalty spot after a quarter of an hour. The striker celebrated in memorable fashion, acting as if to sniff the byline in front of the away supporters.


Fowler's actions were in response to taunts from the Everton fans, but his celebration prompted a response from the away end which saw the forward hit with a four game ban.


Football continued to be the main talking point however, as Folwer fired Liverpool ahead before a stunning strike from Patrik Berger seemed to make it comfortable for the home side – Francis Jeffers hitting a late consolation. 

5. Everton 3-3 Liverpool (November 2013)

One for the more recent memory saw Goodison Park stage a six-goal thriller in which the two sides could not be separated.


Philippe Coutinho fired the visitors ahead before Kevin Mirallas equalised for Everton just ten minutes in. A 19th minute strike from Luis Suarez looked to have wrapped the game up as time ran out, but Romelu Lukaku hit back for the Toffees to make it 2-2 late in the game, setting up an incredible finale.


Everton's then-record signing Lukaku added his second with less than 10 minutes remaining to put the Toffees ahead for the first time in the match, but there was still time for Liverpool to respond – Daniel Sturridge earning a point for the visitors with a last-minute equaliser to silence the jubilant home fans.