Five memorable Merseyside derbies

Ian Rush celebrates with Peter Beardsley in 1991. Photo: PA

Anfield hosts the 220th Merseyside derby on Sunday. Here, we look back at five classic encounters between Liverpool and Everton.

Everton 0 Liverpool 5, 1982

Liverpool striker Ian Rush wrote his name into local folklore with four goals against the old enemy, who had Glenn Keeley sent off. Defender Mark Lawrenson scored the other goal but the day belonged to Rush.

Everton 2 Liverpool 0, 1994

Joe Royle enjoyed a first game in charge of Everton to remember as they beat their Merseyside rivals 2-0. The Toffees were rock bottom heading into the match but after Duncan Ferguson headed in the opener on the hour substitute Paul Rideout completed a win that helped kickstart a season that saw Everton win the FA Cup.

Everton 4 Liverpool 4, 1991

Another FA Cup highlight in a fifth-round replay, which followed a goalless draw at Anfield three days earlier. Liverpool's Peter Beardsley and Graeme Sharp scored two apiece as the Reds were twice pegged back. Rush put ahead again, Tony Cottee equalised in the last minute and despite John Barnes curling in from distance in extra time Cottee struck to force another replay. Two days after the match Reds manager Kenny Dalglish resigned.

Liverpool 3 Everton 2, 1989

The all-Merseyside FA Cup final was played out against the backdrop of the Hillsborough disaster just weeks before. John Aldridge's early opener was cancelled out by Stuart McCall in stoppage time, with the Toffees midfielder levelling again when Rush came off the bench to score in extra time. However, the Reds striker was not to be denied and hit the winner.

Liverpool 7 Everton 4, 1933

The highest scoring Merseyside derby in its long history. Harold Barton scored a hat-trick as the Reds ran riot, with Alf Hanson, Tom Morrison, Harrold Taylor and Syd Roberts also on target for Liverpool. Meanwhile Dixie Dean grabbed a double for the visitors, alongside strikes from Tommy Johnson and Jimmy Stein.