The Liverpool vs Everton rivalry is one of the oldest and longest-running derbies in the history of English football.

Since 1894, when the teams first clashed in a League Division One clash at Goodison Park, the Merseyside derby has been a fierce affair on and off the field.

Although Liverpool have been the more dominant side in Merseyside derbies, Everton have had the historic advantage when it comes to most wins by a manager.

William Charles Cuff, who took charge of Everton for over 500 games, holds the record for most derby wins as a manager, with 16 wins over Liverpool from 1901 to 1918.

Liverpool vs Everton: Head-to-head record in all competitions

Liverpool and Everton met for the first time on October 13, 1894 at Goodison Park. Since then, both sides have clashed 291 times across all competitions, with the Reds winning 123 matches and Everton securing 83 victories. Meanwhile, 85 matches have ended in draws.

Liverpool also hold records such as the longest unbeaten derby run in all competitions (23 games, 2011-2020) and longest unbeaten derby run in home matches (22 games, 2000-2020).

On the road, Everton are the more successful side as they recorded a 16-match unbeaten run at Anfield between 1899 and 1920, that included ten victories.

Matches Liverpool wins Everton wins Draws
291 123 83 85

Liverpool vs Everton: Head-to-head record in Premier League

Since the inception of the Premier League in 1992-93, Liverpool and Everton have locked horns on 60 occasions. The Reds have the advantage in the head-to-head with 26 victories while the Toffees have claimed 10 wins. A whopping 24 matches have ended in draws.

Liverpool Metric Everton
26 Wins 10
10 Losses 26
24 Draws 24

Liverpool vs Everton: Head-to-head record in Cup competitions

Starting with the FA Cup, Liverpool and Everton have faced each other 25 times, with the former winning 12 meetings and Everton claiming seven victories. Six games have ended in draws.

In the League Cup, there have been just four Merseyside derbies with the last fixture dating back to 1987. Liverpool have an edge in the head-to-head record with two wins, one draw and one defeat.

Liverpool and Everton have never met in a competitive fixture in European competitions.

Competition Matches LIV win EFC win Draws
FA Cup 25 12 7 6
League Cup 4 2 1 1
Charity / Community Shield 3 1 1 1

Most goals in Liverpool vs Everton

English striker Ian Rush has scored the most goals in the Merseyside derby matches. The legendary Liverpool forward netted 25 goals, of which only one came in the Premier League (1993-94).

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is the all-time leading scorer in Merseyside derbies in the Premier League with 10 goals.

Dixie Dean is Everton’s top-scorer in the Merseyside derby with 18 goals. The centre-forward scored all the goals in league games.

Players who played for both Liverpool and Everton

From Liverpool to Everton

Benjamin Howard Baker, Dick Forshaw, Harold Uren, Johnny Morrissey, David Johnson, Kevin Sheedy, Alan Harper (no first-team appearance), Peter Beardsley, Gary Ablett

From Everton to Liverpool:

Thomas G. Wylie, Duncan McLean, Patrick Gordon, John Whitehead, Fred Geary, Alex Latta (no senior appearance for Liverpool), Abe Hartley, David Murray, Don Sloan, Arthur Berry, Tom Gracie, Bill Lacey, Frank Mitchell, Thomas Johnson, Jack Balmer, Bill Harthill, John Heydon, Tony McNamara, Dave Hickson, Nick Barmby, Abel Xavier

Author: William Paul

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