Leaving stadiums early is not a welcome habit, and not one I have adopted over the years, but on this day, I simply had to escape. We can pick apart the coups and blunders that have brought these two clubs to these two points, but in the measured applause of the Anfield crowd lay perhaps the gravest insult. Head to Head information (H2H). (Image: Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images), When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. 22 - Everton vs Liverpool has seen the most red cards in Premier League history (22), with Everton's 15 red cards in this fixture also a record for one team against another in the competition. I had seen enough, and I wasn’t alone. Hundreds walked across Stanley Park – back towards the red corner, beaten and bruised -- with the sounds of Everton glee, now a distant but distinct echo, swirling around the autumn air. But this is something a lot of us are going through, dealing with, coming to terms with. Mané, otherwise pin-sharp, missed two stone-cold chances to make the game safe long before Gini Wijnaldum’s 90th-minute clincher. The odds makers have clearly been seduced by the goal-laden start to the Premier League season - a record breaking average of 3.79 goals per game - while Everton and … Think Richard III and Henry VII. This wasn’t a conventional walloping, in that Liverpool really weren’t very good: four first-team players left on the bench, some uncharacteristic daydreaming in defence and a strange translucence to them for large periods. They don’t have to be evenly matched, but they do need to share a target. Xherdan Shaqiri pulled off a couple of louche stepovers. Derbies are supposed to challenge the cold mathematics of the league table. Somebody who can’t take a bit of banter (sic) around football. Liverpool v Everton may be a treasured heritage fixture. Jürgen Klopp's Dortmund past offers Liverpool hope following setback, The Reds were thrashed 7-2 by Aston Villa before the international break but fans can be hopeful of a response against Everton. But there is a line. With Everton in the bottom three, still two decades without a win here. There is nothing wrong with that. The wider context of this weekend's Merseyside derby is impossible to ignore. Everton just wanted to compete. A fortnight ago, a joke about Liverpool being reported to the police for breaking the ‘Rule of Six’ by letting seven in raised a rueful smirk; likewise, Liverpool fans are within their rights to remind Everton, at all times, of their 25-year wait for a trophy, their 21-year wait to win at Anfield, and recent games where the scoreline has been so dominant. Teams Everton Liverpool played so far 47 matches. VAR remains unfit for its Premier League purpose, and robbed Jordan Henderson of a defining moment, Another week, another raft of awful VAR implementation and decisions, Jürgen Klopp has revolutionised Liverpool's identity beyond recognition since first seeds were sown. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Knocking James Rodríguez off his spot will be cruical to Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool gameplan, Jürgen Klopp helped Liverpool build Fortress Anfield again, but FSG are ready to go a step further, Liverpool.com Podcast: Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool Evolution, FSG's greatest gamble led to masterstroke, radically changing the course of Liverpool history, Roberto Firmino's finishing has been poor, but Jürgen Klopp should have a different concern, Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool have one final step to greatness, and could achieve it against Everton, Liverpool face midfield conundrum, and Jürgen Klopp could be forced into transfer solution, Liverpool may have a problem on the horizon, and could be forced to dip into the transfer market, Thiago Alcântara influence lives up to the billing, and fulfils Jürgen Klopp’s dream at Liverpool, It may not have been the result Liverpool wanted or deserved, but it did show something that many have been crying out for, Liverpool struggle without Virgil van Dijk, and must prepare for uncharted territory, Liverpool arguably should have won all three points in the Merseyside derby, but now face a nervous wait on Van Dijk's fitness, Harvey Elliott's loan deal puts his Liverpool career at a crossroads, and he will hope to buck a trend, The 17-year-old is heading out on loan to Blackburn but will still have eyes on forcing his way into Jürgen Klopp's plans, Sadio Mané's performance against Everton solidifies his place as Jürgen Klopp's most valuable player.