Liverpool’s Derby Dominance
This will be the 197th league meeting with the Reds having won 76 to the Blues 57. It is the most-played derby in English league football.
At Anfield, Liverpool have won 12 of those games and lost two, with 11 draws.
39-Year Record to Match
If the Reds avoid defeat in this match they will equal their club record of 15 derbies without defeat in all competitions—a feat previously achieved from 1972-1978.
Mane’s Chance at History
A goal from him today will see him become the first Red since Robbie Fowler in 1996 to score in a third successive meeting with the Blues.
If he scores in this game he will become the first player in history from either side to find the net in his first three Merseyside derby appearances.
Red Card Coming?
The last four Liverpool red cards in league matches have come in games they have gone on to win.
Twenty-one of those red cards have come in the 50 Premier League meetings between the clubs with 12 being dismissed in the last 25 tussles.
Midfield Milestones & Sturridge’s Target
The last visiting manager to win a league game at Anfield is Sam Allardyce. His Crystal Palace team won 2-1 back in April. It was his first victory in 14 league visits.
Allardyce also won his first clash with the Reds as a manager doing so with Bolton in August 2001 at the Reebok.
This Season’s Scorers
Liverpool: Salah (18), Firmino (12), Coutinho (9), Mane (7), Can (4), Sturridge (3), Alexander-Arnold (2), Oxlade-Chamberlain (2), Henderson (1), Matip (1), Wijnaldum (1), own goals (2)
Everton: Rooney (8), Calvert-Lewin (6), Niasse (6), Baines (3), Sigurdsson (3), Lookman (2), Vlasic (2), Williams (2), Gueye (1), Keane (1), Sandro (1)
* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea.