Daniel Sturridge eyes landmark strike as Liverpool look to match Merseyside derby record

10 December 2017

Liverpool take on Everton in the Premier League on Sunday at Anfield. Here are the key stats and facts ahead of the 229th Merseyside derby.


Liverpool’s Derby Dominance

Liverpool have won 91 of the 228 meetings in league and cup with Everton winning 66 and 71 ending all-square.

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.

There have been 50 Premier League meetings with Liverpool winning 22 and Everton emerging victorious nine times. Nineteen have been draws.

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.

A victory for Jurgen Klopp‘s men will see Liverpool record a 4th successive league win in a Merseyside derby for the first time since August 1991.

 

Mane’s Chance at History

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 1, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the first goal against Everton during the FA Premier League match, the 228th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sadio Mane has scored in his last 3 appearances against Everton—once for Southampton and in both of last season’s derby clashes.

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?

Twenty-seven players have been sent off in Merseyside derby history—nine from Liverpool and 18 Everton players. This after only five in the first 88 years.

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

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 28, 2017: Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Huddersfield Town at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can could play his 150th game for Liverpool in league and cup. He joined the Reds in 2014.

Gini Wijnaldum could play his 50th league game for Liverpool.

Daniel Sturridge needs two goals to reach the landmark of 50 league goals for Liverpool.

 

Ominous Allardyce

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.

He has won five of 26 league clashes with the Reds during his managerial career. Everton will be the seventh club he has taken charge of against Liverpool.

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, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Liverpool's captain Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and FC Spartak Moscow at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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.

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