Revisiting the last 5 Merseyside Derbies as Reds have dominated

Liverpool will be looking for another comprehensive win on Wednesday over Everton.
Liverpool v Everton - Premier League
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While the Merseyside Derby remains one of the most prominent fixtures on Liverpool's footballing calendar, it has not given them as much trouble as you would expect from facing your city rival.

The Reds have dominated the series, both recently and all time as they have only lost 9 times in the last 66 meetings with the Toffees. Today, we are taking a look back at the 5 most recent meetings between these two bitter rivals to get a taste for what we can look forward to this time around.

Let the enjoyable trip down memory lane begin.

Oct. 21, 2023 - Liverpool 2 Everton 0

We begin with the most recent matchup that took place early in this Premier League season on Matchday 9.

The final score looked comfortable for the Reds, however, it was two Mohamed Salah goals in the final quarter of an hour that put the victory away. His second goal came via a 97th minute penalty to salt the game away for good.

Ashley Young was sent off for Everton after receiving two yellows. The Liverpool midfield was comprised of all new signings; Ryan Gravenberch, Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai as they controlled the middle of the park for most of the proceedings.

Feb. 13, 2023 - Liverpool 2 Everton 0

We have another 2 goal margin of victory for the Reds as this one was much more straightforward. The Reds came into the match in a complete injury crisis and poor form was hampering their ambitions for a Top 4 spot.

Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Stefan Bajčetić was the starting Liverpool midfield trio. This was the time where the young Spaniard burst onto the scene and began showing the world just what he could offer Liverpool in the future.

The goals were scored by Salah, because of course, and Cody Gakpo who iced the game just after halftime. Everton began the day in the relegation zone so this defeat could have been a death knoll, but they ended up surviving at the end.

Sep. 3, 2022 - Liverpool 0 Everton 0

It was a middling day at Goodison Park as the two rivals battled to a scoreless draw for the fourth time in the last 6 meetings at the home of Everton.

The Liverpool attacking trio of Salah, Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez could not find a way through the determined Toffees defense. This result also meant Liverpool began the season with three consecutive matches without a win.

Fabio Carvalho at 20 years and 4 days old, became the youngest player to make his first Premier League start in the Derby as a Liverpool player since 2004.

Liverpool would eventually kick on from this result.

Apr. 24, 2022 - Liverpool 2 Everton 0

The Anfield faithful were treated to yet another 2-0 victory in the series as this was another case of two goals late on from the Reds getting the job done.

Andy Robertson scored just after the hour mark before the beloved Divock Origi added the second in the 85th minute. Liverpool's defense at this time was the best in England as this was their 20th clean sheet from 33 league games that season.

Everton would also end this day in the bottom three as their relegation struggles have become more and more common in recent years, another example of the difference in stature of these clubs.

The two late goals gave Liverpool 45 second half goals during the Premier League to that point, which was topped by nobody else.

Dec. 1, 2021 - Liverpool 4 Everton 1

We finally have an Everton goal in the article! Sure, it came in a trouncing defeat, but beggars can't be choosers here.

The Reds were inspired by a Salah brace in addition to Diogo Jota and Jordan Henderson getting in on the scoring action.

Liverpool's lineup featured names like Thiago, Sadio Mane, Fabinho and more so it was truly a peak of their powers Reds team. This result was Liverpool's 18th straight game in all comps scoring at least 2 goals.

At this point, Salah was absolutely shredding the world as his brace meant he had 19 goals from 19 appearances to this point in the season.

This also made Everton the first team to ever lose 400 Premier League games. Quite the distinction indeed.