Check out all of the pertinent facts and figures ahead of the 222nd Merseyside derby, with an extensive statistics breakdown of everything Liverpool and Everton provided by Ged Rea.

There have been three successive league draws between the sides; only once before has there been four in a row - all were goalless draws in the mid-1970s.

Liverpool have won 87 of the 221 meetings in all competitions, with Everton winning 66 and 68 ending all-square.

This will be the 190th league meeting, with the Reds having won 72 to the Blues' 57. It is the most played derby in English league football.

The Reds have lost just three of the last 28 meetings in the Barclays Premier League home and away - all at Goodison Park.

Home and away, Liverpool have lost one of the last 14 league meetings - at Goodison in October 2010.

At Anfield, Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 13 top-flight meetings - winning six and drawing seven.

Steven Gerrard has scored eight goals in 30 appearances against Everton; only Ian Rush, with 25, has scored more for the Reds.

The skipper is the last player to score a hat-trick in the fixture, doing so on this ground in March 2012 on his 400th league appearance.

Besides Gerrard, four other Reds players have scored derby hat-tricks at Anfield - Harry Chambers (1922), Dick Forshaw (1925), Harold Barton (1933) and Fred Howe (1935).

Liverpool need one goal to reach 150 in all derby meetings at Anfield.

Liverpool's biggest derby win at home came in September 1935, when they won 6-0.

Daniel Sturridge has scored four career goals against the Blues - two for Chelsea and one each for Bolton Wanderers and Liverpool.

Sturridge has scored in each of his last four Liverpool games (the first in that sequence came against Everton in November) and he has 25 goals in his 33 appearances for the Reds.

He has failed to score in only four of his 17 appearances during this campaign.

The Reds have found the net in 11 of their last 13 league fixtures against their arch-rivals.

Brendan Rodgers is looking to record a victory over Everton as a manager for the first time in six attempts with Swansea City and Liverpool.

98 goals have been scored in the Merseyside derby in the Premier League era.

Liverpool go into this game 12 points better off than at the same stage of last season (22 games).

The Reds have scored 53 league goals this season - only Manchester City (63) have scored more in the top flight. It is their most in any Premier League season after the same number of matches and 18 more than during the corresponding period last season.

Liverpool have won the same number of league games at Anfield this season (nine) than in the whole of the 2012-13 campaign.

Joe Allen could play his 50th game for Liverpool and his 200th club career game.

Simon Mignolet and Jordan Henderson have appeared in every league game for the Reds this season.

Roberto Martinez has won twice in his nine meetings with Liverpool as a manager including one, with Wigan Athletic, at Anfield in March 2012.

The Blues' last win at Anfield came in September 1999, when Kevin Campbell scored the winner four minutes into the game.

Everton have won two of their last 27 league visits to Anfield; as well as that victory in 1999, they also beat Liverpool on this ground in 1995 with Andrei Kanchelskis scoring both in a 2-1 victory.

Dixie Dean is the last Everton player to hit a hat-trick for the Blues against Liverpool - at Anfield in September 1931 in a 3-1 win.

The Toffees have scored more than once in only one of the last 14 league visits - a 2-2 draw in January 2011.

All of Everton's nine Premier League derby wins have come in the first fixture of the season. The last time they won the second meeting in a season was in 1988, when they won 1-0 at Goodison.

20 players have been sent off in the fixture in the 43 Premier League meetings, with 11 coming in the last 18 clashes.

26 have been dismissed in all games, with nine Reds and 17 Blues receiving their marching orders.

November's meeting was the first Merseyside derby since 1935 to feature six goals.