With Liverpool winning 93 of their matches, we rank our favourite games with Everton.
5. Liverpool v Everton (Anfield 2018: 1-0)
Is there nothing sweeter than a last minute goal?
The season’s title contenders, Liverpool, looked to be heading for another draw. At least we were until the last few minutes of the game. Failing to tip the ball over the goal, Pickford bounced it off the bar and directed it in Origi’s direction. The Belgian then headed it into the net, giving Liverpool their 93rd win over the toffees.
4. Everton v Liverpool (Goodison Park 1982: 0-5)
This was an amazing year for Liverpool, with the Reds retaining their fourteenth title. It’s not surprising either when you see Liverpool dominated games with 3-0 games. The Reds game with Everton was no different, with Liverpool’s Rush (4) and Lawrenson (1) helping to thrash the Blues 0-5.
3. Everton v Liverpool (Goodison Park 2001: 1-3)
We all love a good comeback game and this is what we got in 2001. Campbell’s opener saw Everton take the lead, but the Reds soon equalised as Gerrard blasted the ball into the net. Liverpool soon took control of the game, with Owen converting a pen to make it 1-2. It was the second half that saw the final nail in the coffin, when John Arne Riise scored the Reds’ third and final goal.
2. Liverpool v Everton (FA Cup final 1986: 3:1)
Everton were most determined to win this game, after Liverpool just pipped them to the title. The Blues dominated the first-half, with Gary Lineker’s goal giving them the lead. However, the Reds second half belonged to us. With two goals from Rush and one from Johnston, Liverpool won the double.
1. Liverpool v Everton (FA Cup final 1989: 3-2)
Ultimately, Liverpool ended up winning the match 3-2 with Ian Rush scoring the winner in extra time. But that’s not why it is a favourite.
Before our bitter rivalry, there was a time when both teams got along. One of these occasions was the 1989 FA Cup final, where the match took place five weeks after the Hillsborough disaster. Fans put aside their rivalry, joining together to sing a rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and holding a minute silence. There was no hostile “Red v Blue” atmosphere, just one city coming together to appreciate a game.
This is what football should be about.