As part of our special coverage of Sunday's Merseyside derby we take a look back at some of the greatest matches between the city's two rivals:


1. Everton 4-4 Liverpool (1991) - An FA Cup thriller which was the final nail for Kenny Dalglish's reign as manager, as he resigned the following morning citing the stress of the job. Liverpool led four times but Everton would not lie down with Tony Cottee and Graeme Sharp both scoring twice. Everton went on to win the replay. Watch highlights of this match on YouTube >>


2. Everton 0-5 Liverpool (1982) - Liverpool fans still sing about this game as the match when "Rush scored four" as the Welshman produced a finishing masterclass. Still the only Liverpool player to score a hat-trick at Goodison Park, Rush was just too good for an Everton side managed by Howard Kendall, who would later lead the Blues to the league title and European success. Watch highlights of this match on YouTube >>


3. Liverpool 3-2 Everton (1989) - A poignant FA Cup final so soon after the tragedy of Hillsborough, the match never took off until extra time. Stuart McCall had twice equalised for Everton but Ian Rush was the scourge of Everton yet again as he bagged a late winner. Watch highlights of this match on YouTube >>


4. Everton 2-3 Liverpool (2001) - Played on Easter Monday, this match had everything: 5 goals, a sending-off and a rare missed penalty by Robbie Fowler. Liverpool were performing miracles in cup competitions but were still battling for third place and Champions League qualification. David Unsworth scored a penalty to make it 2-2 but Gary McAllister was in the midst of a sensational swansong to his career and capped that off with a 35-yard free-kick in stoppage time to win the game. Watch McAllister's winning free-kick on YouTube >>


5. Liverpool 3-1 Everton (1986) - A high-quality FA Cup final at a time when both Merseyside clubs were amongst the best teams in England. Gary Lineker put Everton ahead in the first-half but a rousing second-half performance from Liverpool, and yet more goals for Ian Rush against Everton, secured the League and Cup double. Watch highlight of this match on YouTube >>


6. Everton 3-0 Liverpool (2006) - A Liverpool team still learning under Rafa Benitez were trounced by Everton, who recorded their biggest derby win in more than 40 years. Andy Johnson scored twice as Pepe Reina had a nightmare and Everton celebrated denting Liverpool's optimistic title hopes early in the season. Watch highlight of this match on YouTube >>


7. Everton 2-2 Liverpool (1977) - A hugely controversial FA Cup semi-final which featured referee Clive Thomas disallowing a Bryan Hamilton goal which would have sent Everton to Wembley. Maine Road was the venue for this match and the replay, which Liverpool won four days later.


8. Liverpool 0-1 Everton (1984) - Graeme Sharp scored a fantastic volley as Everton laid a marker down on their way to winning the league title. Howard Kendall had fashioned a great team and they dominated Liverpool throughout. Everton would go on to win the Cup Winners' Cup too in 1984 but were prevented from taking part in the European Cup after the Heysel disaster and subsequent banning of English clubs. Watch Graeme Sharp's winning volley on YouTube >>


9. Everton 1-2 Liverpool (2007) - Another controversial derby with some strange decisions by referee Mark Clattenburg. He sent off Tony Hibbert after appearing to be advised by Steven Gerrard, then failed to send off Dirk Kuyt for a dangerous lunge. He also awarded Liverpool two penalties but refused Everton a blatant penalty in the last minute. After being allowed to stay on the pitch, Dirk Kuyt scored both spotkicks to give Liverpool the win. Watch Kuyt's winning penalty on YouTube >>


10. Everton 1-0 Liverpool (1978) - Everton had suffered seven years and 15 matches without beating Liverpool but ended that barren spell with a victory thanks to an Andy King goal. His spectacular shot was one of just 16 goals Liverpool conceded in an almost faultless season. Blues fans did not care as they enjoyed puncturing Liverpool's dominance for a short time.



Do you disagree with some of our choices or think we have missed out a classic? Join the debate and let us know in the comments box below.

Top 10 Merseyside derbies

By Chris Shaw, Chief Sports Reporter

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