It’s the big day of Merseyside derby Liverpool vs Everton with Liverpool ranking 6th in Premier League and Everton ranking 7 just three points behind Liverpool with a game in hand.
All key stats you need to know before Merseyside Derby
📌 Liverpool are unbeaten in the past 23 meetings in all competitions (W11, D12). It’s the longest run without defeat against an opponent in their history.
📌 Everton’s current 20-match winless streak against Liverpool in the top flight is their worst against a single opponent.
📌 This is the most drawn fixture in Premier League history, with 24 matches ending level.
It has also produced a record 22 red cards.
📌 Liverpool have lost three consecutive league matches for the first time since November 2014.
📌 The Reds have only twice endured four Premier League defeats in a row: September 1993 and November to December 2002.
📌 The only reigning champions to lose more than three successive Premier League fixtures are Leicester City, who lost five in a row from January to February 2017.
📌 Liverpool have lost five of their eight Premier League games in 2021, as many as they lost in 72 matches in 2019 and 2020 combined.
📌 Liverpool need two goals to become only the second club after Everton to 7000 times in the top flight.
📌 The Reds’ first top-flight goal was netted by Harry Bradshaw in a 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers in September 1894.
📌 They could lose four home league matches in succession for only the second time in their history, having done so in 1923-24. No reigning top-flight champion has suffered four home league defeats in a row since Everton in 1928-29.
📌 Everton have only averaged a point per game from their eight league fixtures in 2021.
📌 Nonetheless, they are unbeaten in seven Premier League away matches (W5, D2) and can equal the club record of eight without defeat, achieved in 2010 and again in 2016.
📌 Only in their title-winning season of 1984-85 have the Toffees won more than seven of their opening 12 away fixtures of a league season.
📌 Dominic Calvert-Lewin needs one goal to equal Everton’s club record of scoring nine away goals in a Premier League season