Merseyside derby: Five great Liverpool goals of the Premier League era

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Ahead of tomorrow's clash, we take a look at Liverpool’s best top-flight goals against Everton

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Patrick Berger (April 3 1999: Liverpool 3 Everton 2)

Patrick Berger had quite a left foot, and he demonstrated that fact spectacularly in a terrific derby at Anfield. In a match more memorable for Robbie Fowler’s ‘sniffing the touchline’ celebration (or eating the grass, according to Gerard Houllier), Berger’s cracking volley from 25 yards out to put Liverpool 3-1 up is often forgotten.

Steven Gerrard (March 13 2012: Liverpool 3 Everton 0)

A goal which sparked Liverpool’s biggest win over Everton for nine years, on David Moyes’s 10th anniversary as manager of the Toffees. Eleven minutes before half-time, Martin Kelly hit a low shot which Everton keeper Tim Howard saved at the near post. The ball ran loose to Steven Gerrard, and the Liverpool skipper lofted an exquisite left-footed shot back over Howard and three defenders into the net.

Steven Gerrard (January 19 2009: Liverpool 1 Everton 1)

That man again. A characteristic surge forward from midfield paid off for the Reds talisman, who let fly with a low right-footed shot into the corner to give Rafa Benitez’s title hopefuls a crucial lead. Tim Cahill levelled late on for the Blues.

Harry Kewell (March 25 2006: Liverpool 3 Everton 1)

With Liverpool leading 2-1 thanks to an own goal from Phil Neville and a second from Luis Garcia, Liverpool needed something special to seal a priceless win. And my, how they got it, as Kewell picked up the ball on the edge of the penalty area and unleashed a dipping, swirling volley that flew into the net. Cue a curious fist-bashing celebration from the Australian.

Gary McAllister (April 16 2001: Everton 2 Liverpool 3)

What a game this was. Liverpool were chasing qualification for the Champions League, as well as chasing three trophies. A tumultuous game saw Emile Heskey give the Reds the lead, only for Duncan Ferguson to equalise. Markus Babbel ended a wonderful counter-attack to restore the advantage, but David Unsworth made it 2-2 from the spot. Step up McAllister, who, with seconds left, whipped a free-kick from all of 35 yards around the wall into the bottom corner. Liverpool celebrated like they had won the league. A crucial goal at a crucial stage of the season, as Liverpool went on to finish third and make the Champions League.

image: © Vincent Teeuwen

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