As it is St Patrick’s Day, MerseySportLive looked at the best Irish players to play for Liverpool, but Everton have also had plenty of great Irish players.

Merseysportlive counted down the top five.

5) Peter Farrell

Farrell spent 11 seasons with the club and played 453 games and scored 17 goals while also being captain.

The Dubliner joined Tranmere after his Everton career and became player-manager.

Farrell played 28 times for Ireland before injury forced him into retirement.

4) Kevin Kilbane

Kilbane spent three years at Everton making over 100 appearances and netting four times.

One of Ireland’s most capped players, he was among the most versatile players in the Premier League.

His preferred position was on the left of midfield, but he could play anywhere across midfield and defence.

3) Lee Carsley

Carsley became a regular in the Everton team, holding his own position in front of the back-four.

Scoring the winning goal in the 2004/05 season against Liverpool ensured they finished above their rivals in their highest-ever Premier League finish.

He made 198 appearances over six years for the Blues and earned 40 caps for Ireland.

Carsley has gone on to coach many different teams including England U-20s and is currently the England U-21 coach.

2) Seamus Coleman

Coleman – the most recent Irish star to play for Everton – has spent all his career at right back for the Blues.

The Donegal man was known as one of the brightest GAA players in his home county but his love for football took over in his late teens.

Captain of both club and country is a huge honour for Coleman, who has made 383 appearances.

A nasty leg break forced Coleman to miss a year of action, but it didn’t take him long to return to his best.

1) Kevin Sheedy

Sheedy made 357 appearances and scored 97 goals for Everton. He was known to have a “wand of a left foot”.

He helped them win the Division One title and promotion to the Premier League in 1992/93.

Sheedy represented Ireland through his father, who comes from County Clare.

He played a starring role in the 1990 World Cup, scoring Ireland’s first ever World Cup goal against England, and netted a penalty against Romania.

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