Liverpool host Everton in the 228th Merseyside derby on Saturday afternoon. Here, with the help of club statistician Ged Rea, we take a look at the pertinent pre-match facts and figures…
The Reds’ 1-0 victory at Goodison Park earlier this season meant that Jürgen Klopp became the first Liverpool manager to win his first two derby matches.
Sadio Mane’s 94th-minute winner in that game represented the fourth time in the Premier League era that Liverpool have secured victory over the Blues in stoppage-time.
Liverpool have won 90 of the previous 227 meetings in league and cup, with Everton winning 66 and 71 ending in draws.
This will be the 196th league game between the clubs, with the Reds having won 75 to the Blues’ 57. It is the most-played derby in English league football.
Saturday will be the 50th Merseyside derby of the Premier League era. Liverpool have won 21 of the previous 49, with Everton winning nine.