Preview stats Everton vs Liverpool.
The English Premier League, December 01, Kick-off 20:15 GMT
Everton vs Liverpool PREVIEW STATS
In Premier League history, Everton vs Liverpool has seen more red cards (22) and been drawn more often (24) than any other fixture. The Merseyside derby has also seen more 90th-minute winning goals than any other match in the competition, with all of these being scored by Liverpool – Ronny Rosenthal (1993), Gary McAllister (2001), Dirk Kuyt (2007), Sadio Mané (2016) and Divock Origi (2018).
Everton manager Rafael Benítez has won just one of his 10 Premier League games against sides he’s previously managed (D3 L6), beating Chelsea 3-0 with Newcastle in May 2018. Meanwhile, former Liverpool managers have lost 13 of their last 14 Premier League games against the Reds, with Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester winning 3-1 last season in the other.
Everton won 2-0 in their last Premier League game against Liverpool, ending a 20-game winless run against them in the competition. They’ve not won back-to-back league Merseyside derbies since beating them in both meetings in the 1984-85 campaign.
Everton have only lost one of their last 13 midweek (Tue, Wed, Thu) Premier League games (W7 D5), going down 3-1 against Manchester City in February last season.
Liverpool lost their last away league game 3-2 at West Ham, but haven’t lost consecutive Premier League games on the road since February 2017 (vs Hull and Leicester). However, the Reds have scored at least twice in each of their last nine Premier League away games, and could become just the second team to do so in 10 consecutive games in the competition after Manchester United (11 between June-December 2020).
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League away games against Everton, since a 2-0 loss in October 2010. However, eight of their last nine such visits have finished level, including each of the last four in a row.
Liverpool have scored at least twice in each of their last 17 games in all competitions, the joint-longest such run in history by an English top-flight side (level with Sunderland in 1927).
Liverpool have won four Premier League games by 4+ goals this season – twice as many as they managed in the whole of last season (2), and already one more than they did in their title winning season of 2019-20 (3).
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Only Mohamed Salah (11) has scored more Premier League goals for Liverpool than Diogo Jota this season (7), with the Portuguese forward bagging eight goals in his last 11 starts in the competition for the Reds.
Mohamed Salah has either scored or assisted a goal in each of his last six away games in the Premier League (7 goals, 5 assists). No Liverpool player has ever registered a goal involvement in seven consecutive away appearances in the competition before.