An Ever-Present Fixture
The teams last met in this competition two seasons ago at this same stage when Liverpool won 2-1 at Anfield.
This will be the 19th FA Cup tie in which the Merseysiders will have faced each other, with Liverpool coming out on top in 11 of them.
It will be the 25th meeting between the clubs in this competition, making it the most played fixture in FA Cup history.
This will be the 235th meeting between the sides in all competitions with Liverpool winning 94 to Everton‘s 66, with 74 draws.
Liverpool are looking for a fourth successive home win over Everton for the first time since 1937 (in a sequence of 5).
Another Day, Another Competition
Liverpool have scored eight goals in their last eight FA Cup games and only once in the last 25 matches in the competition have they scored more than twice in a game – they beat Exeter 3-0 in 2016.
This is the third season in a row the Reds have met Premier League opposition in the Third Round (Everton twice and Wolves) and the fourth successive round they have faced top-flight teams (also West Brom).
The Reds have won just two of their last eight games at Anfield in this competition – a replay with Exeter in 2016 and the tie with Everton on 2018.
They have been eliminated at home in two of the last three seasons.
Today Klopp’s men will become the first team in English top-flight history to play in five different competitions in as little as 27 days.
An Early Place in History Books on the Cards
If he scores today, he will become the fifth oldest player ever to score against the Blues in a Merseyside derby.
Sadio Mane’s next goal will be his 100th for an English club in all competitions.
Since 2017 the Reds have fielded Mo Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino as a trio from the start in just one of the six meetings with the Blues in all competitions, and Firmino has yet to score against Everton in nine appearances.
In the tie between the clubs in 2018 Virgil van Dijk became only the third player since the war (following Billy Liddell and Daniel Sturridge), and the fourth ever, to score for the Reds when his debut came in a F.A Cup game.
If selected, Takumi Minamino could join that select band of players.
When scoring that goal, Van Dijk became the first player to score on his Liverpool debut in a game against Everton since Bill White in 1901.
Reds’ Unbearable Juggernaut
Klopp is unbeaten in nine meetings with the Blues in all competitions, winning six and drawing three. Should he avoid defeat today he would equal the club record of most derbies undefeated from the start of a managerial career held currently by Bob Paisley (10).
Liverpool have kept seven clean sheets in the last eight games in all competitions when Klopp has been present and conceded just one goal in that time.
More Records to be Broken?
The youngest Liverpool player to score in this competition is Sheyi Ojo who was 18 years 215 days when finding the net against Exeter at Anfield in January 2016.
No Liverpool player has scored an FA Cup hat-trick against the Blues.
Toffees Set for Another Sticky Situation?
They have won the FA Cup on five occasions, the first being in 1906 followed by 1933, 1966, 1984 and 1995 and a runner-up a further eight times, the last in 2009 when they lost to Chelsea having earlier beaten Liverpool.
Everton have won four of the last 44 meetings home and away in all competitions – all at Goodison since the Blues last won at Anfield in 1999.
Home and away Everton have not won in the last 20 clashes in all competitions (drawing 10 and losing 10) since winning 2-0 at Goodison in the top-flight with goals from Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta.
At Anfield, they have not won in 22 visits in league and cup (10 draws and 12 defeats), with 20 of those coming in the league. It is the longest sequence without a victory in their history.
A Thorn in Liverpool’s Side
This will be the fourth season in a row that Everton have had a different manager in charge at the Third Round stage.
Carlo Ancelotti is the sixth different permanent Blues manager since they last won at Anfield. Walter Smith was in charge of Everton in 1999.
The Italian has faced Liverpool 12 times and has suffered defeat in just four of them, winning seven. He has faced the Reds twice this season with Napoli (winning 2-0 at home and drawing 1-1 at Anfield).
In those dozen encounters, Liverpool have managed to score a total of nine goals.
The Blues won twice at the beginning of his reign before losing 2-1 at Manchester City on New Year’s Day.
Everton have this season lost seven of their last 12 away games in league and cup.
Away from Goodison, they have not kept a clean sheet in the last eight games since winning 2-0 at Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup back in September, conceding 16 goals in that sequence.
Home and away they have kept two clean sheets in their last 12 outings and they have scored one goal in the first half of the last five matches – at Newcastle last weekend.
This Season’s Scorers
Liverpool: Mane 15, Salah 14, Firmino 8, Origi 5, Oxlade-Chamberlain 5, Milner 4, Keita 3, van Dijk 3, Wijnaldum 3, Alexander-Arnold 2, Matip 2, Robertson 2, Fabinho 1, Henderson 1, Hoever 1, Lallana 1, Lovren 1, Shaqiri 1, own goals 3
Everton: Calvert-Lewin 10, Richarlison 9, Bernard 2, Davies 2, Iwobi 2, Sigurdsson 2, Baines 1, Digne 1, Holgate 1, Keane 1, Tosun 1, own goals 2
Statistics courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea (@ged0407).