Liverpool vs Everton H2H: How the Merseyside Rivals fared in their Previous 5 meetings
Liverpool will be hosting their Merseyside rivals Everton as their quest for a triumph at Anfield in the year 2021 continues.
The last meeting between the sides was a cherishable one for the Toffees as they pulled off a draw after some controversial verdicts and grievous injuries to a couple of Liverpool players.
Virgil Van Dijk was one of the casualties as he sustained a cruciate ligament injury that has kept him out for four months already and the Dutchman is still uncertain about the precise timing of his comeback.
However, today, Sportco brings you the head-to-head record between the Merseysiders in the past few years.
When we compare the results of the Merseyside derbies since 2010, we notice that Everton have managed just one victory against the Reds in these 11 years, and the only triumph came in 2010 (2-0).
After that Liverpool have clinched 11 wins out of 23, and all the others have been drawn. The last five meetings between the sides have witnessed the Reds winning twice and three draws.
Let's analyze the last five encounters between the sides in detail. Home and away are mentioned with respect to Liverpool.
Everton 2-2 Liverpool (H2H Match #1)
This Liverpool vs Everton H2H was the most enthralling one in recent years as we saw a lot of heat and intensity in the fixture. Liverpool hit the ground running, scoring a goal just in the third minute of the game, courtesy of Sadio Mane.
However, Carlo Ancelotti's Everton got in the game soon with a Michael Keane goal, marking James Rodriguez's first assist in the Merseyside derby. Just a few minutes ago, Virgil Van Dijk limped off the field after a horrendous Jordan Pickford tackle injured the Dutch centre-back.
A possible red card became out of bounds as Liverpool were offside in the build-up, meaning that the tackle did not have any significance. Injuries were on both sides as the Toffees skipper Seamus Coleman felt something uncertain about his hamstring and was subbed off.
The second half saw goals from Mohamed Salah in the 72nd minute and a late equalizer from Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the 81st but it were the dying minutes of the goal that some of the most ardent moments in the derby in recent years.
Richarlison was sent off with a straight red for a critical tackle at Liverpool's new signing Thiago Alcantara, while Jordan Henderson's injury-time winner was ruled out due to offside ending the game 2-2.
Everton 0-0 Liverpool (H2H Match #2)
The fixture was a stalemate and also marked Carlo Ancelotti's arrival on the Merseyside as the Toffees created god enough chances to claim the three points but they were not clinical in front of goal. It was also a sign of how an experienced boss like Ancelotti would now contribute to the club's success and nullifying Liverpool's front three was a big statement as the Reds were cruising in the 2019-20 season.
Liverpool 1-0 Everton (H2H Match #3)
This Liverpool vs Everton H2H was a FA Cup fixture that didn't see much until the final quarter of the game when Curtis Jones scored a fantastic goal via an assist from Divock Origi and hinted Klopp on how valuable an asset he could be for the Reds at Anfield. It was also Carlo Ancelotti's first Merseyside derby as the Toffees' boss.
Liverpool 5-2 Everton (H2H Match #4)
A high-scoring game was not what Marco Silva would've wanted in his last Merseyside derby. Liverpool were on a roll as they started off with a Sadio Mane goal in the opening ten minutes of the game, followed by a Xherdan Shaqiri goal before the 20-minute mark.
Just four minutes later, Michael Keane brought Everton back into the game but a sumptuous Divock Origi goal restored Liverpool's two-goal advantage. Liverpool almost killed off the game at the brink of halftime as Sadio Mane scored a phenomenal left-footed goal but an instant Richarlison header (off his shoulder to be precise) went past Adrian.
The second half saw barely any action until the injury-time where Georginio Wijnaldum scored the final goal of the game, while Everton knew that Marco Silva's time at the club was about to be ended.
Everton 0-0 Liverpool (H2H Match #5)
Liverpool needed victory at Goodison Park to leapfrog Man City in the Premier League Table. However, Jordan Pickford proved to be a thorn in Liverpool's plans with a world-class save from Mo Salah's effort in the first half of the game.
There weren't many clear-cut chances created in this match, with defenses being on top. Virgil Van Dijk delivered a dominant display for the Reds.