Liverpool can extend its dominance in the Merseyside derby record

Liverpool can extend its dominance in the Merseyside derby record

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Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton to meet up in the local derby, as the Reds looking to set a new milestone in their derby record.

Arguably the most heated rivalry in English football. The game on Sunday will be the 206th Merseyside league derby and 240th in all competitions.

Both sides have had contrasting fortunes so far this season. Liverpool going for the league title as they sit just a point behind Man City, meanwhile, Everton sitting just above the relegation zone at 17th fighting for survival in the league.

Merseyside derby record

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Liverpool are yet to lose a Merseyside derby played in the month of April since their last loss came in April 1965 when the Reds lost 1-2 to Toffees at Goodison Park.

The very first meeting between the two sides was in 1894. Everton recorded a 3-0 win, but it has been their neighbors who have seen the lion’s share of success since then.

The Reds will head into the game with defensive solidity, as the home side have conceded in only one game in the last seven league game.

Moreover, Klopp’s side have led 45 times in 53 matches played this season so far.

On the other hand, the goal-scoring aspect takes a new high for Liverpool as the Reds have scored 131 goals so far this season. They are well and true on course to cross their best record of 138 goals in 63 games of the 1985/86 season.

These remarkable feats for the Anfield club should be enough to scare any team and Everton in particular.

Fifteen places and 47 points separate the local rivals in the standings, with the Reds still challenging for the quadruple while Frank Lampard’s side trying to avoid the drop.

The game at Anfield is between the Premier League’s best home side taking on the division’s worst away team.

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