- Liverpool renew their rivalry with Everton at Anfield this Saturday lunchtime
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Liverpool and Everton will face off for the 243rd time on Saturday lunchtime in the season’s first Merseyside derby.
These two fierce rivals have been doing battle since 1894 — when Everton beat Liverpool 3-0 in front of 44,000 fans at Goodison Park, two years after leaving Anfield and moving across Stanley Park.
In the 129 years since, Liverpool have built an impressive lead in the head-to-head standings, winning 98 to Everton’s 67, with 77 draws. And Ian Rush’s 25 goals are the most by a player in the fixture.
Ahead of the game, we delved through the Mail Sport picture archives to the find the best images from this classic rivalry.
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Dixie Dean – who netted 19 Merseyside derby goals for the Toffees from 1925 to 1937 — leads out the teams in 1964 alongside Liverpool captain Ron Yeats and Everton skipper Tony Kay
Dean shows off his England caps at the Dublin Packet pub in Chester, where he was landlord
Everton boss Billy Bingham (left) and Liverpool boss Bill Shankly enjoy a glass of wine in 1974
Taking the Mickey! Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson sees the funny side after being sent a homemade Mickey Mouse trophy and letter by an Everton fan, ridiculing the Reds’ pursuit of the League Cup in 1978. Liverpool faced Nottingham Forest in the final but, after a 0-0 draw at Wembley, went on to lose the replay 1-0.
Ian Rush celebrates with Michael Robinson after scoring the second goal in a 3-0 victory against the Toffees in 1983. The Liverpool legend 346 goals in 660 games for the Reds
Rush swivels and fires into the top corner of Neville Southall’s net to put his side 2-1 up in the 1989 FA Cup final. His side would go onto win 3-2 with Rush winning player of the match.
Gary Lineker is mobbed by Graeme Sharp and Everton fans after scoring the opener in a 2-0 away win in 1986
Everton and Liverpool players pose together with the Charity Shield in 1986 after a 1-1 draw at Wembley. Adrian Heath opened the scoring for Everton, only for Rush to equalise at the death
Kenny Dalglish (left) and Mark Lawrenson parade the First Division trophy and FA Cup in 1986