Liverpool vs Everton: H2H, Merseyside Derby Rivalry, Watch Live & More
The Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton has deep historical roots dating back to the 19th century and remains among the oldest and most enduring rivalries in English football history.
Named after the Merseyside county, it is the longest-running top-flight rivalry in England, having been played continuously since the 1962/63 season.
The intensity of this famous fixture can be attributed to the proximity of the two clubs’ home grounds, situated less than a mile apart and within sight of each other across Stanley Park.
Let’s look at Liverpool vs Everton, including the H2H (stats correct – November 9, 2023), how to watch the Premier League live, the history of the Merseyside derby and more.
Liverpool vs Everton H2H
Despite lagging well behind Liverpool in the all-time H2H stats, Everton ran out 3-0 victors when the sides first met in the First Division in October 1894.
The sides have faced off against each other 243 times, with the Reds holding the firm upper hand over the Toffees with 99 wins, 77 draws and 67 losses.
Since the Premier League’s inception in 1992, Liverpool have solidified their dominance in this fixture, racking up an 84% unbeaten record across 63 meetings in the competition (W28, D25, L10).
With a 2-0 triumph at Anfield on October 21, 2023, the Reds boss, Jurgen Klopp, became the most successful manager in the Merseyside derby during the Premier League era.
Klopp has hauled his ninth victory over Everton, overtaking Rafa Benitez’s eight-win tally, even though the Spaniard sat in both dugouts.
That triumph marked Liverpool’s fourth consecutive clean sheet against the Toffees, accounting for their longest run without conceding against their bitter rivals in league action since clocking nine shutouts on the trot in April 1976.
Notable Liverpool vs Everton Results
- Everton 0-5 Liverpool – First Division – November 1982
- Everton 4-4 Liverpool – FA Cup – February 1991
- Everton 3-0 Liverpool – Premier League – September 2006
- Everton 3-3 Liverpool – Premier League – November 2013
- Liverpool 4-0 Everton – Premier League – January 2014
- Liverpool 4-0 Everton – Premier League – April 2016
- Liverpool 5-2 Everton – Premier League – December 2019
- Everton 1-4 Liverpool – Premier League – December 2021
Liverpool vs Everton Live Streams
Sky Sports is the best place to watch Premier League matches, with live streams available to subscribers via the Sky Go app on either desktop or mobile.
If you don’t have a subscription, fans can take advantage of the flexible option of daily or monthly passes through NOW TV.
There are loads of other streaming platforms that cover live EPL games, but you will need to use Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology to gain access.
One of the best services is Express VPN, which can be downloaded to various devices including Android, iOS, Fire TV, PC, Mac and smart TVs.
Merseyside Derby History
Founded in 1878, Everton played their home matches at Anfield, owned by club chairman John Houlding from 1884, but money and politics soon created friction between board members.
The conflict escalated in 1892, resulting in the Everton directors vacating the stadium and purchasing the new ground at Goodison Park on the opposite side of Stanley Park.
Houlding’s response was swift. He created a new football entity, Liverpool FC. Like many other famous rivalries, Houlding’s creation has been a cause of polarisation within the city.
However, the friendly nature of the Merseyside derby is what sets this rivalry apart from virtually every other similar fixture in world football.
Back in the 1950s and 1950s, religion interfered, with many perceiving Everton as a Catholic club, which in turn made Liverpool thought of as a Protestant club.
As it soon turned out, the religious motive was no ground for segregation, largely thanks to the clubs’ effort to discourage division, especially among local supporters.
While fan relationships became strained in the fallout from the Heysel Stadium disaster, which imposed sanctions on both fan groups in European football, they soon came to terms again.
The Hillsborough disaster reunited the entire city, with both fanbases rallying together en route to setting an unbreakable bond between ‘Evertonians’ and their Reds counterparts.
Liverpool solidified this ‘unorthodox’ friendship in 2007 when they showed unconditional support to the family of tragically deceased 11-year-old Everton fan Rhys Jones by inviting his relatives to attend a Champions League game as a gesture of respect.
The on-field rivalry was booming during the 1960s as Liverpool and Everton established themselves as supreme powers in English football, regularly winning trophies.
The Toffees’ fall from grace in the 1970s and 1980s eased the tensions, with the Reds taking advantage of their rivals’ 14-year barren run to impose their dominance.
Everton’s resurgence in the early 1980s reignited old flames, with the sides colliding in the 1984/85 FA Charity Shield at Wembley Stadium. As the FA Cup winners, Everton defeated the reigning league holders 1-0.
It proved an overture for a memorable 1985/86 campaign during which Liverpool pipped the Toffees to the league title by two points and humbled them 3-1 in the FA Cup final.
But since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, the Reds have left their local rivals in the dust.
Liverpool vs Everton Controversies
Robbie Fowler may be a self-proclaimed Everton fan, but what he did against the Toffees while wearing the Liverpool shirt on April 3, 1999, made the history books.
Forced to listen to the away support’s jeers and insults over his alleged drug problems after slotting home a penalty, Fowler lost his temper. While on all fours, he mimicked snorting a stretch of the white line that marked the Anfield turf.
His wild celebration remains one of the highlight moments of the Merseyside derby to this day.
Three months after the Fowler incident, Liverpool and Everton exchanged tackles in another ill-tempered match, with yellow cards flying around before frustration boiled over in the 75th minute.
Everton’s Francis Jeffers had run straight into Liverpool goalkeeper Sander Westerveld, who had already parried the ball away. Caught in a heated alteration, the two were exchanging slaps for 30 seconds before being unceremoniously sent off.
One of the most iconic celebrations in the history of this derby took place on October 28, 2012, as Liverpool faced Everton at Goodison on the back of David Moyes’ accusations of Luis Suarez over the latter’s ‘diving proclivities.’
Little did Moyes know that Suarez would net a double in that match and inspire the Reds to a 2-2 draw while taking the opportunity to rub it in his nose in the process.
The controversial Uruguayan forward opened the scoring with a fortunate deflection and stormed towards the Toffees dugout. As he approached Moyes’ proximity, he jumped up, leapt in the air like a salmon and dived onto the ground.
Suarez’s funny response to Moyes’ pre-match remarks has gone down in Premier League folklore.
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