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20:00 Mon 19th Dec 2016
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Everton v Liverpool: Live matchday blog

Follow all the build-up, team news, action, in-game stats, reaction and much more throughout the day in our live blog as Liverpool cross Stanley Park to take on Everton at Goodison Park.

The story of the game.,.

  • Mane strikes deep into stoppage-time to win the Merseyside derby for Liverpool.
  • Forward netted on 94 minutes, reacting quickest after Sturridge's shot hit the post.

The boss' derby verdict

You can read every word from Klopp's post-match press conference by clicking here


JK: "Daniel Sturridge helped us a lot tonight in a really difficult game. He made a difference."


JK: "We stayed cool in difficult situations. It's a challenge to stay cool when you're emotionally involved and we did it."


JK: "I don't want to compare this [to the 4-0 win in April] - I love them both!"


JK: "I was never in doubt about the character of my team."


JK: "Very important in a wild game like this that you don't give chances away, and we didn't. It was great, intense, how a derby should be."


Jürgen Klopp in his post-match press conference: "We didn't play simple and quick enough in the first half."

Oh Mane, Mane!

Here's how the Premier League table looks after that victory...

Here's the story of Liverpool's Merseyside derby victory in stats...


Full Time


Sadio Mane's 94th-minute winner gives Liverpool a fully deserved victory in the 227th Merseyside derby with Everton at Goodison Park.

The Reds found themselves on the back-foot in the opening exchanges after a bright start by the Blues; however, a vastly improved second-half showing was duly rewarded when Mane pounced to slam the ball into an empty net after Daniel Sturridge's shot had hit the post.



Lucas Leiva comes on for Sadio Mane.



It's almost 2-0 as Mane tees up Firmino in the box. His shot beats Robles, but is cleared off the line by a defender.



Yessssssss!!!!!! Liverpool have the lead deep, deep, deep into stoppage-time.

Sturridge collects the ball on the edge of the area and makes space for a shot. The effort lacks power, but it's too precise for Robles to reach.

The ball comes back off the post and Mane races in to boot it into the empty net.



Eight minutes of added time to be played at Goodison...come on Reds!!


Klavan meets Milner's corner at the back post, but can't guide a header towards goal.


Liverpool are still pressing for a goal, but time is running out.


Liverpool are still pressing for a goal, but time is running out.


Firmino juggles the ball inside the box but his eventual shot is blocked by a defender.


Yellow Card

Idrissa Gana Gueye is the latest player to go into the book after a late challenge on Mane.



Here's that double change: Divock Origi and Adam Lallana make way for Daniel Sturridge and Emre Can.


Firmino's side-footer from Milner's corner needs a good stop from Robles to prevent it finding the bottom corner.

Meanwhile, the Reds are preparing Daniel Sturridge and Emre Can to come on.


Liverpool are in near-total control here, but can we muster a winner in the final moments?


Firmino's acrobatic scissor kick from Clyne's deep cross doesn't trouble Robles.


Funes Mori needs to make a block to stop Origi reaching Mane's low cross towards him in the area.



Everton's third and final change sees Dominic Calvert-Lewin come on for Enner Valencia.


Yellow Card

Tempers fray as Ross Barkley sees yellow for a late challenge on Jordan Henderson.



Everton forced into a second change here as Stekelenburg fails to recover from the knock he sustained when Baines thwarted Mane from Firmino's flick. Robles is on to the replace the goalkeeper.


Firmino's return flick from Mane's pass almost sets the forward through on goal, but Baines gets across to make a covering challenge.


Firmino's return flick from Mane's pass almost sets the forward through on goal, but Baines gets across to make a covering challenge.


Firmino's return flick from Mane's pass almost sets the forward through on goal, but Baines gets across to make a covering challenge.


Firmino's return flick from Mane's pass almost sets the forward through on goal, but Baines gets across to make a covering challenge.


Yellow Card

Lovren picks up a caution after a block on Lukaku.


A much better start to the second half from Liverpool, here. They're on the front-foot at the moment



Liverpool go agonisingly close to taking the lead as a ball over the top sends Firmino through on goal. He attempts to loft it over the advancing Stekelenburg, but the goalkeeper gets a hand to it.

Firmino heads it back into the danger zone but Mane, Lallana nor Clyne can convert under in the scramble.


Second half

Everton re-start the game at Goodison Park.


Everton make a change at the break and Gareth Barry is on for James McCarthy.

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Everton: 10/3
Draw: 7/5
Liverpool: 7/5

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Here's the story of the first half in stats...


Half Time

All square at the break

We head into half-time with the scoreline goalless at Goodison Park after a typically frenzied opening 45 minutes.

Everton enjoyed the early pressure, but Divock Origi had the game's best chance when he hooked wide from a Nathaniel Clyne cross, while Ramiro Funes Mori threatened with a header for the hosts.


Milner pumps a free-kick into the area from the left, but it's punched clear by Stekelenburg.



Now Everton go close as Funes Mori rises to meet Barkley's corner, but bullets his header down into the ground and wide.



Liverpool work a brilliant opening which results in Clyne sliding a ball across goal for Origi, but he can't connect properly and hooks it wide. The best chance of the game so far.


The ball almost bounces for Wijnaldum in a promising position inside the Everton box, but it's just half a yard too far away from the Holland midfielder for him to get a clean strike in on goal.


Wijnaldum has Liverpool's first effort on goal of the evening as he strikes over the bar from the edge of the box after Firmino deftly rolled the ball into his path.


Match shot


Klavan is forced to produce a last-ditch tackle to prevent Lukaku from sweeping in a close-range opener from Lennon's low ball into the six-yard box. A great challenge.


Little to report in terms of chances on goal so far, but the game is being played at an incredible pace.


Valencia lines up a free-kick from about 25 yards out...right into the Liverpool wall.


Lukaku threatens as he bursts into the right-hand side of the LFC box, but his ball across the face of goal neither troubles Mignolet or picks out a teammate.


Lovren does brilliantly to head Coleman's cross from the left away under pressure from Lukaku. A typically frenetic start here at Goodison, as you'd expect.


Follow tonight's action using our Opta Chalkboard below..



We're underway!

Gini Wijnaldum kick us off at Goodison Park. Come on you Reds!


The teams are out, the noise levels have cranked up and we're just moments away...


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Here's the scene in the Liverpool dressing room ahead of kick-off...


The Reds arrive at Goodison...


The team news is in from Goodison…

Jürgen Klopp has named an unchanged starting line-up from last Wednesday’s 3-0 victory at Middlesbrough, with Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge returning to the Liverpool bench after their respective knee and calf injuries.

Liverpool team in full: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Firmino, Origi  

Substitutes: Karius, Moreno, Lucas, Alexander-Arnold, Can, Woodburn, Sturridge


Two men who know all about winning the Merseyside derby at Goodison for Liverpool have just arrived - Kenny Dalglish and Gary McAllister...


Christmas lunches are being served to members of the media in the press room: Potato, turkey with stuffing, carrots, sprouts and gravy.

“Real hearty Festive fayre,” is how Liverpoolfc.com’s Sam Williams described it as he joyfully consumed his pre-match meal.


The stage is set...


Everton boss Ronald Koeman in his official matchday programme notes: “Few collisions in football match the intensity and rivalry of the Merseyside derby, of course. In my career I have been fortunate enough to be involved on the pitch in some pretty intense rivalries, such as Barcelona against Real Madrid. But I understand the passion, the history and the feeling that makes our supporters look out for this fixture ahead of any others.”


It's a packed press room at Goodison Park already this evening - there's a real feeling of a big night ahead here...


This will get you in the mood...


Liverpool will reclaim second place in the Premier League if they can win against the Blues. Here is how the top 10 looks after the results on Saturday and Sunday...


A half-dozen for Divock?

Divock Origi has scored in each of Liverpool's past five matches and will be targeting a sixth at Goodison Park. While we wait - and wait, and wait - for kick-off, take a look back at his quintet of strikes below...


From an Everton team news perspective, one thing we know is that Phil Jagielka will not be involved as he serves a one-match suspension following his red card against Arsenal.


'Simon will be in goal for sure'

One decision that we do know about is that by Klopp to keep Simon Mignolet in goal for the Reds this evening. The Belgian came back into the side at Middlesbrough last week and achieved a clean sheet.

"I don't want to change each week - that was not the plan. Simon had a really good game so he will be in goal, for sure," said the boss at his pre-match press conference.


LFCTV GO subscribers can take a look at how the Reds have been preparing for the derby with our exclusive footage from Friday's training session at Melwood...


View from the opposition

Whisper it quietly, but we have a former Everton player on the website today. Leon Osman, who was in the last Blues team to beat the Reds in 2010, gives us the lowdown from Goodison Park. Click the picture to read the Q&A.


The skipper speaks

Jordan Henderson's Merseyside derby record reads: played nine, lost none.

And the midfielder has explained the methods Liverpool must use to ensure he does not taste defeat against the Blues for the first time.

"It's about playing with passion but with discipline as well. Yes, it's Everton and it's a derby. But every week is big in the Premier League. We need to look at it as just another chance to get three points."



A prompt weather report for you today. It is a big game, after all.

It's a cloudy but calm day in Liverpool, with temperatures currently hovering around seven degrees. The forecast suggests nothing much will change by kick-off, so take your coat and gloves with you wherever you're watching the match.


The derby according to...

Gary McAllister wrote his name into Merseyside derby folklore with his last-minute winner at Goodison Park back in 2001 - and the Scot recently visited Melwood to chat with Adam Lallana, Lucas Leiva and Divock Origi about their take on the crunch clash...


The recent derbies at Goodison Park might suggest we're in for a 4-4 tonight... the last four have been drawn, with scorelines of 0-0, 1-1, 2-2 and 3-3.

Here's a few more facts and figures to impress your mates with...

  • The Reds have lost just three of the last 33 Premier League meetings home and away
  • 27 players have been sent off in Merseyside derby history - 18 Everton, nine Liverpool
  • Nathaniel Clyne is set to make his 50th league appearance for the club
  • Everton are unbeaten at home in the league this season, winning four and drawing four

The rivalry between the clubs will be put to one side ahead of kick-off as they join forces to back the Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative. Click here for details on how you can make a huge difference in the community.


The gaffer on Goodison

It is no surprise that Klopp loves derbies and the boss has been explaining his belief that the Reds have to take the emotion of the occasion and put it to their advantage this evening.

"We all want a loud stadium, a really emotional crowd around and all that stuff, even though most of them will be on Everton's side, but that's no problem because it's so loud it could be a target to cool them down a little bit with the way you play. Our job is to make Goodison Park as quiet as possible."


If we see anything tonight like some of Liverpool's previous goals and victories at Goodison Park featured below, Christmas will have come early...


Team news

Jürgen Klopp provided updates on three players at his press conference on Friday afternoon, reporting that Emre Can, Joel Matip and Daniel Sturridge were hoping to prove their fitness for the chance to feature tonight.

Click play below to see what the manager had to say.


Morning all

So, for the 227th time, the city of Liverpool awaits a meeting between the Reds and the Blues.

It's Merseyside derby day and we'll be here throughout to help build your anticipation for tonight's clash at Goodison Park, with interviews, features, videos and more before our live coverage from the stadium.

We probably won't be able to help much with the nerves, though. Sorry.