The hoodoo is over. Below, playsarea picks the best statistics to surface following Everton’s overdue victory against Liverpool on Saturday.
0: Everton and Liverpool are level in the Premier League table on 40 points after the former’s 2-0 triumph at Anfield. The Toffees had 30 points at this stage of last season, while Liverpool had 73.
1: Total shots attempted by Reds triumvirate Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah in Saturday’s first half. They added six in the second.
2: Richarlison’s third-minute opener is the second-earliest goal Liverpool conceded against Everton in the Premier League. The earliest was Olivier Dacourt’s first-minute strike in April 1999.
5: Gylfi Sigurdsson has enjoyed plenty of success at Anfield over the course of his career in England. He’s scored five goals at Liverpool – more than he’s notched in away games against any other opponent.
6: Saves made by Jordan Pickford in Saturday’s Merseyside derby.
8: The Toffees are now unbeaten in eight consecutive matches on the road, equaling their best away run in the Premier League.
18: Tally of different center-back pairings used by Liverpool this season. Ozan Kabak and Nathaniel Phillips was the newest combination in Jurgen Klopp’s rearguard following Jordan Henderson’s first-half injury.
24: Liverpool’s unbeaten streak in Merseyside derbies before the weekend’s showdown. It was their longest-ever run without defeat against a single opponent.
34: Deficit between Liverpool’s goal difference at this stage of last season (+45) and their current goal difference (+11). They’ve scored 45 goals and conceded 34 times so far this term, while their record after 25 outings in the 2019-20 campaign was 60 scored and 15 conceded.
68: The Reds’ unbeaten streak at home before things started to go sour against Burnley in January.
355: Trent Alexander-Arnold’s age in days when Everton recorded their previous win at Anfield in September 1999. Francis Jeffers assisted Kevin Campbell’s match-winning goal on that day.
1923: The year Liverpool last lost four consecutive home games. The reigning champions are suffering a historic slump.
2002: The year Liverpool were last defeated in four straight league matches. Back then, Gerard Houllier was in charge and his top two scorers were Michael Owen and Milan Baros.