Liverpool take on Everton in the FA Cup on Friday night at Anfield. Here are the key stats and facts ahead of the Reds’ third-round clash.
FA Cup History
Liverpool have met Everton in the FA Cup more times than any other team.
This will be the 18th FA Cup tie in which the Merseysiders will have faced each other with Liverpool coming out on top in 10 of them.
The teams last met in the semi-final in 2012 when the Blues led at half-time at Wembley through Nikica Jelavic’s goal. Luis Suarez equalised before Andy Carroll’s 87th minute winner.
Only Jordan Henderson, Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman from the squads that day are still playing on Merseyside.
Previous Anfield Meetings
This will be Liverpool’s 191st FA Cup game at Anfield and they have faced Everton four times—all four ending in a draw with Everton coming out on top in three of the replays.
The last of these was in 2009 when the sides drew 1-1 at Anfield with Steven Gerrard cancelling out Joleon Lescott’s opener.
Dan Gosling settled the replay with a 118th minute goal after Lucas had been sent off.
Mane could play his 50th game for Liverpool this evening. The goal at Burnley four days ago was his 21st for the Reds.
Liverpool’s Derby Advantage
The Reds have lost just four of the last 39 meetings home and away in all competitions—all at Goodison since the Blues last won at Anfield in 1999, thanks to Kevin Campbell’s early goal.
Liverpool have not lost in the last 15 meetings (equalling their club record) since losing 2-0 at Goodison in the league in 2010.
Friday Night Lights
Liverpool are unbeaten in the last eight Friday evening games.
The last time they played at home on this day of the week saw them defeat Oldham 5-1 in the FA Cup six years ago.
Two current Liverpool players have lifted the FA Cup.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain won it with Arsenal in both 2015 and 2017 while James Milner was an unused substitute when Manchester City beat Stoke in 2011.
Milner celebrated his 32nd birthday the day before this game. He scored against Everton in the FA Cup, playing for Aston Villa, at Goodison in February 2009.
Referee Bobby Madley takes charge of his second Merseyside derby. He was the man in the middle when the Reds won 4-0 at Anfield in April 2016.
This Season’s Scorers
Liverpool: Salah (23), Firmino (16), Coutinho (12), Mane (8), Can (4), Alexander-Arnold (3), Oxlade-Chamberlain (3), Sturridge (3), own goals (2), Henderson (1), Klavan (1), Lovren (1), Matip (1), Wijnaldum (1)
Everton: Rooney (11), Calvert-Lewin (7), Niasse (6), Sigurdsson (4), Baines (3), Gueye (2), Lookman (2), Vlasic (2), Williams (2), Keane (1), Sandro (1)
* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea.