Ahead of tomorrow’s derby, we take a look at the top 5 moments of the Premier League era.
The 237th Merseyside derby is, perhaps, the most anticipated in years. Everton have started fantastically and are looking to make it five wins from five.
However, the Reds are looking to bounce back from their humiliation at Aston Villa two weeks ago, and there’s no better game to do it than in a Merseyside derby.
5. Daniel Sturridge’s equaliser in 2013/14.
The best derby of the last decade from a neutral’s perspective was capped off with an 89th-minute equaliser from Daniel Sturridge.
A trademark Steven Gerrard free-kick was flicked in by Sturridge after Romelu Lukaku had put the Blues 3-2 ahead.
This sent the travelling Kop into raptures. It would have been the winner had Joe Allen not missed a sitter earlier in the game.
Who can forget Luis Suarez’ free-kick? Whipped around the wall into Tim Howard’s bottom corner. This game had everything.
4. Mikel Arteta seals the Derby in 2010/11.
In FSG’s first game as Liverpool owners, David Moyes’ side won their first League derby since 2006.
Tim Cahill opened the scoring for the Blues before current Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, hit a beauty past Pepe Reina just after the break.
Despite the Reds dominating the ball, Everton ran out eventual winners but would go on to finish four points below Liverpool in 7th.
Incidentally, tomorrow is 10 years to the day since this game and the last derby Everton managed to win.
3. Gary McAllister’s dramatic late winner.
The derby at the back end of 2000/01 was pretty similar to that of 13/14. It had goals, drama and even an Igor Biscan red card.
However, this derby is only remembered for one thing. 35-year-old Gary McAllister wrote himself into Liverpool folklore with a last-minute winner.
Shaping up like he was going to cross it, the Scot whipped it back into the near post past a despairing Paul Gerrard.
Gerard Houllier and his staff lost it on the touchline, as did the fans in the Lower Bullens.
The Reds went on to finish third whereas the Blues would finish 16th.
2. Kevin Campbell wins it at Anfield.
The last derby the Blues won at Anfield was in 1999. “Super” Kevin Campbell scored the solitary goal just four minutes in as Everton secured victory.
This game is, perhaps, remembered for other reasons, though. It saw three red cards with Steven Gerrard, Sander Westerveld and Francis Jeffers were all dismissed.
Everton have rarely troubled the Reds at Anfield since, however, it could be different this year when the two meet next March.
A lot can change in that time.
1. Divock Origi 90+6.
There’s no doubt that this moment is the best in this fixture’s Premier League history.
In a game which was evenly matched, it looked for all the world that it would be yet another draw. Especially when Virgil van Dijk shanked as shot harmlessly towards Jordan Pickford.
To this day, no one really knows what the keeper was trying to do. However, what he did was gift the ball to Divock Origi who tapped it in.
There was absolute bedlam at Anfield, capped off by Jurgen Klopp running onto the pitch to celebrate with his goalkeeper.
It’s a crying shame that scenes like this can’t happen because of the situation the world is in. However, a derby is a derby and the pre-match nerves have already kicked in across Merseyside.