LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 15: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) (NO SALES) In this handout image provided by Liverpool FC, members of the congregation hold aloft Everton and Liverpool scarves during the 24th Hillsborough Anniversary Memorial Service at Anfield on April 15, 2013 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives took part in the service at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium to mark the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. A total of 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi final against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

224th Merseyside Derby (Liverpool vs Everton) Preview

The 224th Merseyside Derby takes place Saturday. If you are interested in the long history between these two great rivals, we have covered the Merseyside Derby several times this in season in the following articles:

Ten Things to Know

Ten Best Liverpool Players

Best Liverpool Lineup vs Everton Lineup

Best Merseyside Derby Moments

Best Merseyside Derby Games


Goodison Park, Liverpool, UK


12:30 PM EST, 5:30 PM in the UK

Where Can I Watch It:

NBC in the US, Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD in the UK

Team News:


Everton will most likely be missing Steve Pienaar (knee) and Leon Osman (Ankle/Foot). James McCarthy, who was out with a hamstring injury, was expected to return, but has aggravated his injury during training and will now miss the vital derby match up. Manager Roberto Martinez has also confirmed that US International Tim Howard will not be risked during this match while he works to regain fitness.


Lucas Leiva was ruled out of the Wednesday FA Cup match against Bolton with a minor thigh strain. This is expected to be cleared up by Saturday. There is a chance that he might end up on the bench as a result, however. Lazar Markovic is also a doubt, having been withdrawn from the Bolton game with a potential back injury. He is to be assessed before the game. Daniel Sturridge is expected to start on the bench. Rodgers is in no hurry to rush his best striker into action and risk another injury.

Last Meeting:

The last meeting between these two rivals was on September 27th at Anfield. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. The goals were scored by Steven Gerrard in the 64th minute before Everton equalized with a Phil Jagielka wonderstrike in the first minute of stoppage time.

Things to Watch For:

If Steven Gerrard plays in the match, it will be his last time playing in the Merseyside Derby before his move to LA Galaxy in the summer. He recently had his 700th appearance for Liverpool during Wednesday’s FA Cup game against Bolton.

Expected Lineups:

Everton (4-2-3-1):

Joel Robles

Seamus Coleman—-John Sontes—-Phil Jagielka—-Leighton Baines

Muhamed Besic—-Gareth Barry

Steven Naismith—-Ross Barkley—-Kevin Mirallas

Romelu Lukaku

Liverpool (3-4-2-1):

Simon Mignolet

Emre Can—-Martin Skrtel—-Mamadou Sakho

Lazar Markovic—-Lucas Leiva—-Jordan Henderson—-Alberto Moreno

Phillipe Coutinho—-Steven Gerrard

Raheem Sterling

About Jeff Snyder

Jeff Snyder is a professional writer and has been in sports broadcast for almost half a decade. You can follow him on Twitter at @TheJackAnty.