The 234th Merseyside Derby takes place at Anfield this Wednesday, and with pressure building on Marco Silva, the Portuguese manager will be looking for a positive result to halt Liverpool’s flourishing title charge.

The historic fixture has produced some belters of goals over the past decade, and merseysportlive pick out their top 5 in the ‘friendly derby’.

5:  Divock Origi | 02/12/2018

Probably the weirdest goal ever in a Merseyside Derby, Divock Origi’s last gasp winner gets in this list due to the sheer drama that came with it. A calamitous mistake from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford gifted Origi, and the Belgian forward pounced into an empty net to send Jamie Carragher and Anfield into euphoria.


4: Gylfi Sigurdsson | 05/01/2018

Virgil Van Dijk’s debut winner stole the headlines in this 3rd round FA cup tie, however Gylfi Sigurdsson’s equaliser was without doubt the goal of the game. Phil Jagielka found himself inside the reds box during a swift counter-attack, setting up the Icelandic midfielder who placed a composed finish beyond the helpless Loris Karius in goal.


3: Phillipe Coutinho | | 01/04/2017

The little magician produced a stunning goal in a 3-1 win for Liverpool, enhancing his side’s hopes of Champions League qualification whilst also hindering Everton’s chances. With the scores tied at 1-1, Coutinho danced and shimmied past Idrissa Gueye and Matthew Pennington before curling a beauty into the top corner past Joel Robles.


2:  Mohamed Salah | 10/12/2017

Mo Salah had been producing some scintillating performances heading into this derby, and the Egyptian king continued his rich vein of form with a worldie against Sam Allardyce’s blues. Salah received the ball on the edge of the box, brushed past both Cuco Martina and Idrissa Gueye, then fired a delightful effort past the outstretched Jordan Pickford. The goal received plaudits all across the globe, with Salah picking up the 2018 Puskas award as a result.


1: Phil Jagielka | 27/09/2014

A bittersweet moment for all Evertonians, Phil Jagielka’s last minute thunderbolt in front of the Kop claims top spot. Liverpool were holding on to a nervy lead heading into stoppage time, however Dejan Lovren’s headed clearance fell straight to the feet of Jagielka, who sent a 30-yard pile driver into the roof of the net, sending the away fans into raptures against their fiercest rivals.

[Image by Nigel Wilson from England]