Friday, September 26, 2008

Merseyside Derby episode 208

taken from LFC's Website....

Everton v Liverpool

# Liverpool completed a league 'double' over their city rivals last season.

# At Goodison last October Dirk Kuyt scored two penalties in a 2-1 win after Sami Hyypia scored an own goal to give the Blues a half-time lead.

# Hyypia became only the second Liverpool player ever to score an own goal in a Merseyside derby following Neil Ruddock in 1997.

# Dirk Kuyt is the only player to score two penalties in a derby. He is now one behind the leading scorer from the spot in the fixture-Phil Neal.

# In the return fixture at Anfield in March Fernando Torres scored seven minutes into his derby debut to give Liverpool a 1-0 victory.

# Liverpool have won 81 of the 207 meetings in all competitions with Everton winning 64 and 62 ending in stalemate.

# In League meetings today will see the 179th clash with the Reds leading 67-56.

# Liverpool have lost just two of the last ten ‘derbies' at Goodison winning six of the last eight.

# The Reds have lost just two of the last 17 meetings home and away.

# The last player to score a hat-trick in a ‘Derby' was Ian Rush. He scored four on this ground in a 5-0 win in November 1982. Dixie Dean is the last Everton player to achieve the feat scoring all his sides goals in a 3-1 win in September 1931.

# Ian Rush in that above game became the first and so far only Liverpool player to score a league hat-trick at Goodison.

# The Reds 'double' last season was their third in the Premiership over Everton having previously achieved the feat in 2000-01 and 2005-06.

# Only four of the players currently at these two clubs have scored in a Merseyside 'derby'. Steven Gerrard (three), Dirk Kuyt (two) and Fernando Torres (one) have scored for the Reds while the only Everton player to do so is Tim Cahill (three times).

# Steven Gerrard and Phil Neville are the only players in Derby history to be sent off twice.

# Only three penalties have been saved in the derby with the last being by Bruce Grobbelaar in March 1984 at Goodison from Graeme Sharp.

# Liverpool could have possibly four 'Derby' debutants in the game- Andrea Dossena, Robbie Keane, Albert Riera and Alvaro Arbeloa.

# The Reds have kept only one clean sheet in the last eight league visits to Goodison but in that time have scored 16 goals.

# Both sides biggest league win on this ground has been by a 5-0 scoreline. Everton recorded theirs in April 1909 and Liverpool in November 1982.

# Robbie Keane scored a hat-trick for Tottenham against Everton in January 2003 in his side's 4-3 win at White Hart Lane. He has scored six league goals in total against the Blues.

# Liverpool are the only team in the top-flight not to concede an away league goal this season.

# A win today would equal their best start to a Premier League campaign which they set in 1996-97 when took 14 points from their opening six games.

# The Reds are unbeaten in the last 12 league games since losing 3-0 at Manchester United in March.

# The last Liverpool player to score a first-half goal in a league game is Jermaine Pennant who opened the scoring in a 2-0 win at Fulham in April.

# Steven Gerrard's next goal will be his 100th for Liverpool. He will be the 16th player to achieve the feat and the first since Michael Owen in December 2001. Under Gerard Houllier he scored 28 goals in 240 games while he has played 206 times under Rafa Benitez scoring 71.

# Liverpool are three goals short of recording 1,000 in Premiership history.

# The Reds have scored five goals in their five league games this season. Only Fulham, Newcastle, Manchester United and Tottenham have netted fewer.

# All of Liverpool's six wins this season have been by a single goal.

# Four of the Reds five league goals this season have been scored in the last 15 minutes of games.

# Only Steven Gerrard has scored more than once this season – he has three to his name.

# The Reds have been drawing at half time in each of the last seven league games.

# Everton have only scored more than twice against Liverpool in one of the last 83 meetings. This came in the 3-0 win here two years ago.

# Everton have come from behind to win a Derby only once since the war-that came in 1992 when Peter Beardsley scored the winner at Goodison.

# David Moyes has managed a winning side against Liverpool only twice in 13 tussles.

# Everton have been awarded just seven penalties in post-war league derbies with five being scored and two missed. Liverpool during the same period have scored ten of their 13.

# Of the 32 Premier League meetings Everton have won eight and lost 13.

# Should Everton lose today it will be the first time since December 2005 that they have lost three in a row at home in the league. Then they were beaten by West Ham, Bolton and…Liverpool!

# 21 players have been sent off in total in Merseyside ‘derby' fixtures – seven Liverpool and 14 Everton with seven red cards being brandished in the last seven games and 16 in total in 32 Premier League meetings.

# Everton have conceded 11 goals this season in the Premiership – only Portsmouth (12) have let in more.

# The Blues have kept only one clean sheet in their last 16 games in all competitions. The last was against Derby in a 1-0 win last April.

# They have won more away points (7) than any other Premier League team but are the only side in England not to win a home point during this campaign.

# Mike Riley has been appointed as referee for this game. He was last in charge of a Merseyside ‘derby' in August 2003 when Liverpool won 3-0 at Goodison with Michael Owen scoring twice and new Reds number 7 Harry Kewell scoring his first goal for the club.


Izrin said...

liverpool v everton tonight! no wonder u ditched me.. :p

joy said...

Nice blog!! was just searchin bout Home and away show and stood by here..can't stop myself from giving an warm appreciation to ur nice pic..really rockin!!!

Ali said...

thanks for your comment joy...

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